Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies
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Posts on Computational Thinking and it's potential within the new ACARA driven Australian Curriculum (K-12).
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Interactive ICT Career Map

Interactive ICT Career Map | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The ICT Career Map for Students outlines pathways into the exciting world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Technology based careers are growing in every industry and every country across the world. There are hundreds of job roles within the ICT industry, and job opportunities are constantly growing and evolving. Broadly speaking, the ICT Industry can be grouped into the following four key career disciplines. 1. Content & Design (Application) 2. Technology Services 3. Business Services 4. Product Development
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The digital future of work: What skills will be needed? | McKinsey & Company

The digital future of work: What skills will be needed? | McKinsey & Company | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks. Experts provide advice on the skills people will need going forward.
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Computer science tops Indeed’s list of popular college majors and graduate job salaries

Computer science tops Indeed’s list of popular college majors and graduate job salaries | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Does picking a college major guarantee a certain salary after graduation? Not necessarily. But jobs site Indeed just released a study that analyzed more…
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The "Java Life" Rap Music Video

This original rap music video made for JavaOne 2011 celebrates the "Java Life". Dedicated to the developer homies everywhere who code hard day and night
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Chinese-Israeli ed-tech startup teaches kids to code

Chinese-Israeli ed-tech startup teaches kids to code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Shanghai-based LeapLearner represents the first global venture built from the ground up by Chinese and Israeli cofounders.

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Computer Classes - More girls! 

Computer Classes - More girls!  | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

HIGH-SCHOOL GIRLS ARE taking more Advanced Placement computer engineering exams than ever before, according to a new report from Code.org and the College Board.

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What is Computational Thinking and Who is Teaching It? - Hack the Classroom

What is Computational Thinking and Who is Teaching It? - Hack the Classroom | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
What is Computational Thinking (CT)? Mitch Resnick and Jeanette M. Wing are the two main people who best describe Computational Thinking (CT). Mitch Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and creator of Scratch published this paper with Karen Brennan in 2012.  Computational thinking has three main parts: Concepts, Practices, and Perspectives. Concepts …
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Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student: The Teacher's Gettingstarted Guide | Ebook

Get your free audio book: http://npun.us/k/b01mg8mp96 Empower tomorrows tech innovatorsour students are avid users and consumers of technology. Isnt it tim

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Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani: Why An 'Hour of Code' Isn’t Enough - EdSurge News

"... Jobs have fundamentally changed and we're not communicating that to our children or to parents or even to educators..."

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This is How Geeks Become Rockstars

This is How Geeks Become Rockstars | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
If you want to be a solid programmer, I have great news for you: now there’s an easy way to learn computer science. And learning just the basics will dramatically transform your career. It’s no coincidence many tech founders (like Mark Zuckerberg) were computer science students. Once you master computer science, you’ll have the computational mind that powers rockstar …
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ScienceDirect: On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming . 

ScienceDirect: On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming .  | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
This paper critically examines current thinking about whether learning computer programming promotes the development of general higher mental functions. We show how the available evidence, and the underlying assumptions about the process of learning to program, fail to address this issue adequately. 
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Tech struggle for NSW schools

NSW "ICT coordinators reported a lack of teacher ICT skills, a lack of effective professional learning and a lack of incentives for teachers to incorporate ICT in their teaching as the biggest problems they faced.”

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Making_CS_Fundamental.pdf

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We need some similar policies to be implemented here in Queensland and Australia generally.
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Want Your Kids to Build the Next Airbnb, Snapchat, or Uber? Teach Them This Skill

Want Your Kids to Build the Next Airbnb, Snapchat, or Uber? Teach Them This Skill | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Even if your kids' school doesn't teach it, make sure they learn this important skill.
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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A bot just annihilated its human competition at a world championship video game contest.
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Primary students the first to code experiments for International Space Station

Primary students the first to code experiments for International Space Station | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
About 24 primary students are the first in the country to code science experiments that will be launched on a rocket to the International Space Station on Tuesday and completed by astronauts.
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Machine Learning with JavaScript : Part 1 – Hacker Noon

Machine Learning with JavaScript : Part 1 – Hacker Noon | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
JAVASCRIPT?! Shouldn’t I be using Python? Am I out of my mind to try those hefty calculations in JavaScript? Am I trying to act cool by using a language that is not Python or R? scikit-learn doesn’t…
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Smart Learning; Smart Thinking; Smart Doing

Smart Learning; Smart Thinking; Smart Doing | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

The latest report in the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) series the ‘New Work Order’, titled "THE NEW WORK SMARTS - Thriving in the New Work Order", has just been released.
I have previously commented ( see for example here) on reports from the FYA, which I believe have provided profound and significant information about…

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Blockchain: the revolution we're not ready for

Why it will upend entire societies and change the world.
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Computational Thinking for Teacher Education

Computational Thinking for Teacher Education | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

Specifically, teacher educators need to provide teachers with the content, pedagogy, and instructional strategies needed to incorporate computational thinking into their curricula and practice in meaningful ways, enabling their students to use its core concepts and dispositions to solve discipline-specific and interdisciplinary problems.

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CT has "... begun to have significant influence in multiple fields, including biology, journalism, finance, and archaeology,22 making it important to include computational thinking as a priority for K-12 education."
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Computer Animation as a Vehicle for Teaching Computational Thinking

Several platforms and programming languages exist nowadays designed and built to help educators introduce kids and youngsters into computational thinking
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Ten Years Ago Fewer Than 3,000 Girls Took the AP CS Exam. Now There Are Nearly 30,000 - EdSurge News

Educators and students around the nation are celebrating the completion this year’s Computer Science Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Students are mostl
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How Coding Develops Focus and Organization

How Coding Develops Focus and Organization | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Organization goes hand in hand with focus, especially when it comes to writing complicated code. In order to think through code logically, it needs to be organized in an intuitive way, and vice versa. 
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(NOT) The 10 easiest programming languages to learn - TechRepublic

(NOT) The 10 easiest programming languages to learn - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Want to learn a new coding language but don't know where to start? Here are 10 options for those looking to learn to program.
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Here's an article I seriously disagree with! HTML is not really a language; Pythin has the worst syntax, Javascript is far from easy to design any sort of decent UX with, and so on ... !
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