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How do we get girls to code?

How do we get girls to code? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
I recently attended a 3 day cs4hs workshop at Sydney University. We had a couple of  interesting and passionate discussions about getting more girls into programming and computing courses. It got me...
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"Why girls aren't doing computing courses and learning to code: - boys use computers differently and will have a go (and take over), whereas girls tend to sit back and think more - the image of programmers is poor, students think "dorky, social inept boys with pimples who work in dark rooms", this is far from what most programmers do, based on what I heard the Google employees talk about at cs4hs - parents/teachers discourage girls from learning computers, "girls can't code" because of a misconception of capabiliities and prospects - there are few female computing role models, you only ever hear about males in the computing industry
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App teaches kids computer coding

App teaches kids computer coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
THIS computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
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Scratch Jr getting noticed

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Andela Raises Seed Round to Train Coders in Developing Countries (EdSurge News)

Andela Raises Seed Round to Train Coders in Developing Countries (EdSurge News) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
“Across the world, brilliance is relatively evenly distributed. Opportunity is not,” explained Jeremy Johnson, the co-founder of 2U who has successfully raised venture funding for his new company, Andela, to offer coding instruction to young people in developing countries. The undisclosed seed
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Coding with Scratch: Coach’s Guide | Summer with Pursuitery

Coding with Scratch: Coach’s Guide | Summer with Pursuitery | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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Visual Programming Language - Infograph and Introduction

Visual Programming Language - Infograph and Introduction | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
This is an introduction and a flashback to the history of Visual Programming Languages. The infograph is further down the page. Visual Programming Languages (VPL): When coding becomes a matter of m...
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"When coding becomes a matter of manipulating graphic objects rather than text-based codes.WYSIWYG and an intuitive interface are key characteristics and syntax errors are impossible. This makes VPLs possible for kids at much younger age than traditional coding languages." - well stated!

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Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to 'Change the World'

Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to 'Change the World' | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
New national curriculum gives pupils the computational thinking to "understand and change the world"

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Coding and music production, Coding: The Future is Creative - BBC Two

Coding and music production, Coding: The Future is Creative - BBC Two | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
How musician and beatboxer Beardyman uses code to create complex dance music.
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The BBC Schools Computing site has some good short video clips like this one.

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A computing revolution in schools - BBC News

A computing revolution in schools - BBC News | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

There are bound to be teething troubles as schools get to grips with this new approach to teaching about computers. But we should not lose sight of the long term aim - which is not necessarily to produce a nation of Mark Zuckerbergs. Only a minority of children will have any great interest in or aptitude for coding, just as only a few will want to become mathematicians.

 

But most of them will need to understand something about how computers work and just about all of them can enjoy the creative possibilities that digital technology offers. If we can show a new generation how to be the masters not the servants of the machines of the future, then that is a prize worth winning.


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Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Students tackle tough computer science concepts by embodying the computational thinking behind them, all without ever touching a computer.

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Evolving the definition of Computational thinking

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Interesting article.
"... the Net opens the space of Knowledge. Crucially, this new space is completely distinct from the space of the Commodity. When we are on-line, we want to learn, play and communicate with one another
rather than to make money."  I think many still want to make money, but the return from the great ability to learn, communicate and collaborate may. for most, overpower this factor.

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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity

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Moeten we volgens mij allemaal aan geloven! Allemaal programmeren leren.

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Love that students can learn the basics of coding within an hour. 

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Coding camp graduates are snagging jobs and higher salaries, says new survey

Coding camp graduates are snagging jobs and higher salaries, says new survey | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A new survey from CourseReport shows coding camps do well with post-graduate employment, and not so well with diversity.
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Computational thinking and creativity

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The first sentence of the new computing programme of study sets out our ambition: “A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and ch...

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NASA taps massive coding community for deep space solutions - FedScoop

NASA taps massive coding community for deep space solutions - FedScoop | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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NASA and the TopCoder community are looking to find ways to better detect asteroid threats. (Credit: NASA JPL Lab).

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Computational Thinking as a National Capability

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 With the increasing digitisation of our environment and reliance on the Internet, coding and computational thinking will be the new, important skills in the 21st century. Computational thinking is an approach to solving problems, building systems and understanding human behaviour that draws on the power and limits of computing. As coding is the language of computational thinking, learning to read and write this language may become as important as literacy in the more traditional language forms. Coding and computational thinking should be taught to all Singaporeans and made a national capability. This will enable our workforce, regardless of field or profession, to have the necessary skills to benefit from opportunities in the future.


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Singapore getting serious

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Code Studio

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"Guided lesson plans to develop K-12 student interest in the underlying concepts of coding. Code Studio will teach ideas of coding through manipulations of blocks of logic, rather than the specifics of a particular language, Code Studio will allow educators to monitor student progress, enabling differently paced lessons within a classroom."

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My Paperless Classroom: The Coding Lesson: Programming in Primary

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-continuing a series on teaching coding in primary grades- we explore the teachers role in the coding classroom

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Tara Linney's curator insight, September 14, 11:50 AM

Incorporating Programming into Primary Grades.

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Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how to make that happen.

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Not enough students are doing Computer Science - some options discussed: "

"Giving students science or math credits for computer science courses could also be an incentive for students to enroll."
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"Some suggested making computer science a requirement for graduation."

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Algorithms Are Taking Over the World. Is That a Bad Thing?

Algorithms Are Taking Over the World. Is That a Bad Thing? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Listen to Techno Sapeins Episode No. 5 with the audio player below: Download ∙ Play in another tab Welcome to Techno Sapiens, a biweekly series of six podcasts hosted by Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen, senior editor of the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society, and Marvin Ammori, a First...
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SCHOOLS Computing

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A site with some great resources from the BBC

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Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

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Students tackle tough computer science concepts by embodying the computational thinking behind them, all without ever touching a computer.

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Coding, A NEW Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility | MakerSpace | HackerSpace

Coding, A NEW Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility | MakerSpace | HackerSpace | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
. . Before Starting With Coding / Proactive THINKing! . . Before Starting With Coding WE MUST know first the IMPORTANCE and the big RESPONSIBILITY about ===> Coding <===! Responsibility while...

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

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Resistance is Futile: Harvard's Kilobot Swarm Keeps Fellow Robots in Line

If you've ever made your own Bristlebot, you can appreciate how pared down and elegant is the category of artificial life know as vibrating robots, or vibrobots. Well, it turns out that when it com...
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Coding thousands of Robots at once sounds fascinating and challenging!

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Microsoft is rethinking how computing is taught in primary and secondary ... - WinBeta

Microsoft is rethinking how computing is taught in primary and secondary ... - WinBeta | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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Microsoft is rethinking how computing is taught in primary and secondary ...
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Simon Peyton-Jones is part of Microsoft Research Cambridge and co-founder of Computing at School (CAS).

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Getting boys -- and girls -- interested in computer coding - Education By The Numbers

Getting boys -- and girls -- interested in computer coding - Education By The Numbers | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Thanks to the glorification of Silicon Valley riches and a desire to inspire more of the next generation of children to pursue science and technology careers, computer coding instruction for children is spreading like wildfire around the United States. Code.org...

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