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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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Girls in Computing: Not just a numbers game - Innovate My School

Girls in Computing: Not just a numbers game - Innovate My School | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“ Coding is only one aspect of the technology industry, with innovation and creativity being just as important, but the skill is more than just executing simple commands on-screen. Coding teaches children how to think critically and how to be proficient problem solvers and inspires them to imagine the many possibilities computing has to offer. "Knowing that problems aren’t… a problem gives us the confidence to try new thing." The computational thinking skills that coding teaches us are incredibly important: we learn how to deal with problems, how to break them up into their component parts, figure out where the issue is, what the issue is, work out a fix and then implement that fix. Over time this practice builds confidence. Knowing that problems aren’t… a problem gives us the confidence to try new things and to try old things in new ways, knowing that when we come across a problem we know how to deal with it is empowering. Industry is crying out for our future generations to be more innovative, to think outside the box. Problem solving skills are life skills, important no matter what path our children choose to take. Critical thinking is another skill that all children can possess and develop, so setting logical questions for them to experiment with is an important element to any lesson. Once they’re ready, tell your students that they are going to write a program, they need to think about what this program needs to accomplish, how that needs to be interpreted in order to write a program for it, then write the program. They will soon be building skills without even realising it! Implementing a cross-curricular approach to the subject can really help to develop this further. By allowing pupils to consider the links between computing and other disciplines, such as coordinates in Geography, variables in maths or electronics in science, they will be able to get to grips with the idea of computational thinking far quicker”


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Newseum Launches All-New Online Educational Platform | Newseum

Newseum Launches All-New Online Educational Platform | Newseum | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
NewseumED provides free programs, primary sources and standards-aligned resources for students and educators in grades three through college and adult learners.
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Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world - CNN.com

Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world - CNN.com | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high-school kids in the world. What's it doing right?
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