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Abstraction Pulling out specific differences to make one solution work for multiple problems students.
Algorithm A list of steps to finish a task. A set of instructions that can be performed with or without a computer. For example, the collection of steps to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an algorithm.
Binary A way of representing information using only two options.
Bug An error in a program that prevents the program from running as expected.
Code One or more commands or algorithm(s) designed to be carried out by a computer. See Program.
Command An instruction for the computer. Many commands put together make up algorithms and computer programs.
computational thinking Mental processes and strategies that include: decomposition, pattern matching, abstraction, algorithms
Conditionals Statements that only run under certain conditions or situations.
crowdsourcing Getting help from a large group of people to finish something faster.
data Quantities, characters, or symbols that are the inputs and outputs of computer programs.
debugging Finding and fixing errors in programs.
Decompose Break a problem down into smaller pieces.
digital footprint The information about someone on the Internet.
DNS (domain name service) The service that translates URLs to IP addresses.
Event An action that causes something to happen.
Function A piece of code that you can easily call over and over again. Sometimes called 'procedures.'
Internet A group of computers and servers that are connected to each other.
IP address A number assigned to any item that is connected to the Internet.
Iteration A repetitive action or command typically created with programming loops.
Loop The action of doing something over and over again.
Packets Small chunks of information that have been carefully formed from larger chunks of information.
pattern matching Finding similarities between things.
Persistence Trying again and again, even when something is very hard.
Program A program is an algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine.
run program To have the computer execute the commands you've written in your program.
Servers Computers that exist only to provide things to others.
URL (universal resource locator) An easy-to-remember address for calling a web page (like www.code.org).
Username A name you make up so that you can see or do things on a website, sometimes called a "screen name."
Variable A placeholder for a piece of information that can change.
Created by: Maxwell126