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How To Roll Your Own Summer Coding Camp

How To Roll Your Own Summer Coding Camp | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Here's how to spend the dog days of summer becoming a more tech-savvy individual. All you need is a minute or 60. (Or 43,200.)
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Some coding ideas for the coming summer months in the Southern Hemisphere.
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CSTA has good models too.

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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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Code.org gears up to get 30,000 students psyched up about computer science

Code.org gears up to get 30,000 students psyched up about computer science | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Seattle-based Code.org is giving low-income students a chance to learn how to code through a free course called CS Discoveries.
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Introduction to Computer Science

Introduction to Computer Science | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

I created this lesson to introduce year 7 students to computer science. I have also used this for primary taster days and teacher CPD events.


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SIS 2017: Computational Thinking at the Heart of the New Digital Divide

SIS 2017: Computational Thinking at the Heart of the New Digital Divide | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
With the global workforce turning to more technology-focused jobs, educators need to introduce computational thinking to prepare workers for the future.
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“Right now, there are 500,000 open computing jobs across the U.S., and only 40,000 students are graduating to fill those positions, ..."
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​Raspberry Pi simulator lets you start tinkering without even owning a Pi - TechRepublic

​Raspberry Pi simulator lets you start tinkering without even owning a Pi - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Microsoft is building an online Raspberry Pi simulator that allows users to write code to control hardware.
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This is a great idea!
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Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos Praise Trump Admin After White House Tech Meeting - Breitbart

Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos Praise Trump Admin After White House Tech Meeting - Breitbart | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Some of the top CEO’s of technology companies in America met with Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, praising him for hosting an afternoon summit on important tech issues.
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"Apple CEO Tim Cook .... also told Trump that computer coding should be “a requirement” for public schools."
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Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics — and American computer science students are unsurprised

Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics — and American computer science students are unsurprised | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
“We don’t care enough about teaching computer science": American programming students on why our STEM ed lags
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Interesting insights
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Infographic: STEM and gender

Infographic: STEM and gender | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

A recent report from the Australian Council for Educational Research explored gender differences in relation to STEM participation, achievement and engagement. Here are some of the results.

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Introduction to Ozobot Robots - Coding and Resources - Steven Payne

Introduction to Ozobot Robots - Coding and Resources - Steven Payne | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Introduction to Ozobot robots, Ozoblockly, programming, coding, resources and links to the Western Australian (WA) Digital Technologies Curriculum
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After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring

After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Google's AlphaGo -- the AI developed to tackle the world's most demanding strategy game -- is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the..
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AlphaGo got too good! 
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Google Lens, A.I. and the rise of the super-sensor

Google Lens, A.I. and the rise of the super-sensor | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Remember when the Internet of Things involved a trillion sensors? Turns out we may need only one.
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From Side Project to 25 Million Downloads – Codecademy

From Side Project to 25 Million Downloads – Codecademy | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
In December 2011, Ryan was a coding beginner with an app idea. Over the next five years, his workout app, Sworkit, scaled from side project to full-time venture. Ryan is now a VP of Product and…
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Opinion | How to Get Girls Into Coding

Opinion | How to Get Girls Into Coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Educators believe that computer games can be the gateway — and female mentors are the X factor.
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ACS Event

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If you are an ICT Educator who's passionate about shaping the future of upcoming, high calibre IT professionals and innovators, and you need to learn how best to deliver outstanding outcomes within the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, this forum is a must go to.
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If you are an IT Educator, or know someone who is, this could be of interest to you. ACS IT Educators Forum (Brisbane 24th May) is offering $25 off the ticket price - until 10th May. Open to ACS members and non-ACS members.
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Opinion | The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Opinion | The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
It’s not robot overlords. It’s economic inequality and a new global order.
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NEW! Teach Coding with Tynker’s LEGO WeDo Course

NEW! Teach Coding with Tynker’s LEGO WeDo Course | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
We’ve just released a new course that teaches your students to program with the LEGO WeDo 2.0! This fun course introduces the basics of block-based coding and computational thinking, and helps your students build competency with computer science and problem-solving. 
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Introduction to Python, Data Science & Computational Thinking: Free Online Courses from MIT

Introduction to Python, Data Science & Computational Thinking: Free Online Courses from MIT | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

MIT has posted online the video lectures for an essential series of courses. In the playlist of 38 lectures above, you can get an Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python. Recorded this past fall, and taught by Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag ...

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Bringing Robotics and Digital Curriculum to the Center of the Class

Elad Inbar CEO & Founder of RobotLAB Inc talking with the Learning Counsel about STEM, robotics and the ways in which schools can use technology t
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Introduction to Python: Fundamentals

Introduction to Python: Fundamentals | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Build on what you learned in the “Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner” course, and dig into data structure basics.
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Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The new study goes a long way toward providing hard evidence of a continuing bias against women in the sciences. Only one-fifth of physics Ph.D.’s in this country are awarded to women, and only about half of those women are American; of all the physics professors in the United States, only 14 percent are women. The numbers of black and Hispanic scientists are even lower; in a typical year, 13 African-Americans and 20 Latinos of either sex receive Ph.D.’s in physics.
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A long but significant article, well worth a good read. This article also supports Reshma Saujani's 'be brave, not perfect' argument.
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Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex

Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that "Anybody can learn!" to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is "fun and interactive," the art and science of making software is now as accessible as the alphabet
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While I would dispute some of the arguments here, this is certainly thought-provoking and worthy or further debate:
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Littlecodr 

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Littlecodr - Insanely fun card game that teaches kids the basics of code. (Card Games and Games) Read the opinion of 8 influencers.

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EPPC 2017 Presentation

EPPC 2017 Presentation | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

PowerPoint presentation references can be downloaded from HERE ACER EPPC 2017 Presentation Handout ACER EPPC 2017 Presentation Abstract: Leading Girls into ICT Elke's bio: https://www.acer.org/eppc/presenter/elke-schneider Lisa's bio: https://www.acer.org/eppc/presenter/lisa-thomson  ;

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An awesome presentation on the vital issue of getting more girls doing IT!
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Why the AI hype cycle won’t end anytime soon

Why the AI hype cycle won’t end anytime soon | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
By now, we’ve all heard the hype around AI. According to Google Trends, only 5 percent of the U.S. population searched for information about artificial intelligence in 2012. In 2017, that figure has jumped to an estimated 60 percent. Unlike some other fads that have swept through the tech industry, however, the hype around AI is justified for a number of reasons. AI development will continue to exponentially infiltrate our day-to-day lives.

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Forget French or Chinese, this is the language your kids need to learn

Forget French or Chinese, this is the language your kids need to learn | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
FOR Australian kids in schools right now the most important language they will learn might not be French, German or Mandarin but rather computer coding.
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Code a Funny Mad Libs® Story for Mom!

Code a Funny Mad Libs® Story for Mom! | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Code a Funny Mad Libs® Story for Mom! For Mother’s Day, your students can use coding to create a Mad Libs-style story for their mothers or other important role models in their lives. 
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