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The future of programming - O'Reilly Radar

The future of programming - O'Reilly Radar | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Programming is changing. The PC era is coming to an end, and software developers now work with an explosion of devices, job functions, and problems that need different approaches from the...
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"In our age of exploding data, the ability to do some kind of programming is increasingly important to every job, and programming is no longer the sole preserve of an engineering priesthood."

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Curriculum & Leadership Journal | Computational thinking as the ‘new literacy’: professional development opportunities

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Siri's brain demos powerful computing language, hints at 'Orphan Programming ... - Upstart

Siri's brain demos powerful computing language, hints at 'Orphan Programming ... - Upstart | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha founder, Stephen Wolfram, today gave a rather epic demo of his Wolfram Language in action, and talked about how businesses can use it to build their own products and companies.

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Making Computer Science More Inviting: A Look at What Works

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A new prize aims to recognize colleges that succeed in attracting women into information technology, a field where they remain underrepresented.
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The Most Epic Guide to Online Coding Bootcamps, Ever

The Most Epic Guide to Online Coding Bootcamps, Ever | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Thinking about attending an online coding bootcamp? If yes, read this epic guide where you'll learn which option fits your goals as well as budget.

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CodeMonkey

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CodeMonkey is a fun online game that teaches you how to code. Real world programming language. Write code. Catch bananas. Save the world.
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Coding Skills Empower Us All |The Maker Issue

Coding Skills Empower Us All |The Maker Issue | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
We’re not coding in schools so that every kid can get a tech job; we’re doing so to give all kids the chance to understand and interact with the technologies in their lives.

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Classroom Coding With Tickle for iPad - GRANTWOODAEA DIGITAL LEARNING

Classroom Coding With Tickle for iPad - GRANTWOODAEA DIGITAL LEARNING | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
When you find something cool that Adam Bellow likes, the chances are high that you will like it too! For me, this truism manifested itself recently in the form of a tweet Adam sent declaring his love for the recently released Tickle app for iOS. Tickle is a free coding app for the iPad that lets students create programs to control Spheros, Air Parrot Drones, and even Philips Hue Lights. Intrigued? I thought you might be! Here's what you need to know.

Tickle started as a Kickstarter campaign, and uses block coding elements that were inspired by the likes of Scratch, Tynker, Blockly and Hopscotch. The simple coding interface is accessible enough to be used with early elementary students, but it has enough potential to challenge middle school students and beyond. Programs can be written and tested in the app without connecting to any other devices, but connecting to a Sphero or an Air Parrot Mini Drone is where the real fun begins.

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7000 students learn coding with Microsoft campaign

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This week saw more than 7000 school students from all over Australia learn computer coding as part of the #WeSpeakCode campaign, led by Microsoft.
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Equipping kids with digital skills key to future success

Equipping kids with digital skills key to future success | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Renowned developmental psychologist Jean Piaget defined the principal goal of education as one “to create individuals who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done”.
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America is failing its children by not teaching code in every high school

America is failing its children by not teaching code in every high school | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
To close its job skills gap, the country needs to get kids interested in code early.
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And so is Australia.

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Bits & Bytes Blog

I'm SUPER excited to announce that our CSER group has an edX MOOC to be released at the end of April! In this free online course you will learn Computational Thinking and how to create digital...
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A Digital technologies blogsite by Dr Rebecca Vivian, Research Associate with the University of Adelaide's Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group.

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The Beginner’s Dilemma: Your First 100 Hours of Code

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How to approach the first phase of the learning-to-code journey and a clear path to get you through it
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Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn

Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Through learning to code, a teacher embraces the growth mindset by asking for help, accepting and exploring failure, and keeping it fun and authentic.

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The teacher also points out coding and learning resources she found while learning how to code.

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Learning to code as playing ...

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ComputerCraftEdu Beta Demo - YouTube

Introduction to the ComputerCraftEdu Beta!
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ComputerCraftEdu is a new way to teach computational thinking to Minecraft players that are new to coding. 

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Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning

Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
There are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper can be an even more engaging and meaningful way to introduce students to early programming concepts.

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Wealth of information and practical information. Links could lead to hours of discovery!

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Computational Thinking – what does it mean for Scottish Education? » National Digital Learning Community

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An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools

An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
If we want students to be well prepared for the 21st century, then we should be teaching coding in school.
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Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Summer Coding Adventure (EdSurge Guides)

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Summer Coding Adventure (EdSurge Guides) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
For a new generation of students growing up in a digitally-connected century, all roads lead to code.Coding is the new literacy. It will not replace foreign languages, but it will be the global vernacular for understanding how technologies work.Unlike the Trix cereal, coding and computer science are
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Powering Up: The campaign to teach computer science to a digital nation

Powering Up: The campaign to teach computer science to a digital nation | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Code.org joins College Board to offer new AP computer science, train teachers, engage girls and minorities

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Computational Thinking - All About that Code - YouTube

“Power and Elegance of Computational Thinking" is a free online course on Janux that is open to anyone. Learn more at http://janux.ou.edu. Created by the Uni...
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Here's the intro video to their course on CT 

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Teaching Digital Technologies/Computational Thinking in Junior High

Teaching Digital Technologies/Computational Thinking in Junior High | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
I believe that the evidence is extremely strong that Digital Technologies should be a separate subject in Years 7 and 8 in Australia. This evidence is not only from peak IT Educational bodies, but ...
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8 reasons your children should learn to code websites - KSL.com

8 reasons your children should learn to code websites - KSL.com | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Most people are familiar with the Chinese proverb about giving a man a fish versus teaching a man to fish. The same can be said for teaching children how to code websites, since coding is a skill that can be used in many aspects throughout life.

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In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming

In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Microsoft partnered with The Smith Family, University of Technology Sydney, the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
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Invest in coding education, says Labor

Invest in coding education, says Labor | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Labor leader Bill Shorten has used his budget reply to call for increased investment in STEM education, including software development.
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A Programming Languages Alphabet Book Could Spark an Interest in Coding

A Programming Languages Alphabet Book Could Spark an Interest in Coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
You have no idea what your kids will grow up to be while they’re still toddlers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t gently nudge them towards one vocation or another.

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