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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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An interactive IT Careers wheel
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ULearn 2017 - Computational Thinking

ULearn 2017 - Computational Thinking | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Computational Thinking - Breakout 2 Integrating coding (computational thinking) into your classroom programme Presenter: David Kinan
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The Expanding Demand for Coding Skills

Computer coding skills lead to higher paying jobs. Much higher paying jobs. Jobs requiring coding skills pay $22,000 more per year than jobs that don't. But that's not all. Coding jobs are the leading source of job growth in the economy, growing 50% faster than the market overall.
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Here are the skills you'll need to get a job | FYA

Here are the skills you'll need to get a job | FYA | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
To make sense of these scary stats and what you can do to prepare for your future, FYA brings you 3 things you can do to prepare for the future of work feat. two legends grappling with this issue.
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How Does a Computer Add - actually?

How Does a Computer Add - actually? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
We support teachers and students in digital technolgies education. We offer professional development and the revolutionary B4 Educational Computer Processor.
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Learn to Program in Java

Learn to Program in Java | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Get started on the path to becoming a software engineer by learning core coding skills in Java—one of the most popular programming languages.
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Artificial Intelligence Is Likely to Make a Career in Finance, Medicine or Law a Lot Less Lucrative

Artificial Intelligence Is Likely to Make a Career in Finance, Medicine or Law a Lot Less Lucrative | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
First generation robots worked in factories. Second generation robots are preparing for white-collar professions. Sort of like people.
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AI set to affect every Australian worker within 15 years: report

AI set to affect every Australian worker within 15 years: report | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Australia should double its pace of artificial intelligence and robotics automation to reap a $2.2 trillion opportunity by 2030, while also urgently preparing to support more than 3 million workers whose jobs may be at risk, according to a new report.
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Re-skilling throughout life will be 'the new normal'
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The 2017 Top Programming Languages

The 2017 Top Programming Languages | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Python jumps to No. 1, and Swift enters the Top Ten
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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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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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There's a huge opportunity in robotics for early career computer scientists and serious software engineers | ZDNet

There's a huge opportunity in robotics for early career computer scientists and serious software engineers | ZDNet | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Maya Cakmak is pioneering ways for non-experts to program robots. Her work is opening a new field you should know about.
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Very interesting, both the development of 'blocky' coding and PbD
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Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open-source Block and JavaScript learn-to-code editor that promotes a more inclusive approach to computing education.
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Code.org Aims to Expand Access to Computer Science

Code.org Aims to Expand Access to Computer Science | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Hadi Partovi, Code.org chief executive officer, discusses the organization's mission of expanding access to computer science. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
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AR smart glasses will become standard issue with self-driving cars

AR smart glasses will become standard issue with self-driving cars | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Imagine flying into a new city. The rental car company hands you a pair of smart glasses at the airport. As you step outside the terminal amid the airport traffic chaos, your AR glasses identify the autonomous car driving up to get you with a digital “Your car” sign hovering above it. It knows where you are and vice versa.
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How Australia’s gaming industry is leading the way in fighting sexism

How Australia’s gaming industry is leading the way in fighting sexism | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A crop of female developers is aiming to empower more women to break into a historically male-dominated industry to right the gender imbalance and, ultimately, creates game suited to, well, women
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How low-code platforms can fill your company's tech talent gap

How low-code platforms can fill your company's tech talent gap | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Companies unable to hire developers can still create apps using low-code platforms, which don't require coding knowledge. Here's what you need to know.
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6 ways to make sure AI creates jobs for all and not the few

6 ways to make sure AI creates jobs for all and not the few | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

Middle-skilled jobs will be hit the hardest and opportunities will be unequal at first.

So how can we prepare for these changes to the world of work?

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Algobrix | The Ultimate Coding Learning Game

Algobrix is raising funds for Algobrix | The Ultimate Coding Learning Game on Kickstarter!

The most exciting and comprehensive code learning game for kids 5-13. Learning to program bots and transforming code into play.
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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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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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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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