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Learnable Programming

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"Code manipulates data. To understand code, a learner must see the data, and see the effect of code on the data.

The environment must show the data. If a line of code computes a thing, that thing should be immediately visible.The environment must show comparisons. If a program computes many things, all of those things should be shown in context. This is nothing more than data visualization.The system must have no hidden state. State should either be eliminated, or represented as explicit objects on the screen. Every action must have a visible effect."

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Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies
Posts on Computational Thinking and it's potential within the new ACARA driven Australian Curriculum (K-12).
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How to become a Unity developer for VR and AR - TechRepublic

How to become a Unity developer for VR and AR - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Demand for VR and AR development skills in the enterprise is rising. Here's how you can tap into a career in this growing field.
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Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring? - TechRepublic

Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring? - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
More than 90 coding bootcamps across the US aim to quickly train students in computer science skills to fill job gaps. Here's what your company should know about hiring them.
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Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you. “Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According t

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Google answers these questions with the help from deep neural networks, a form of artificial intelligence rapidly remaking not just Google’s search engine but the entire company and, well, the other giants of the internet, from Facebook to Microsoft. Deep neutral nets are pattern recognition systems that can learn to perform specific tasks by analyzing vast amounts of data. In this case, they’ve learned to take a long sentence or paragraph from a relevant page on the web and extract the upshot—the information you’re looking for.
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Illawarra cancer network investigates HoloLens’ potential

Illawarra cancer network investigates HoloLens’ potential | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset could deliver training for nurses at ISCaHN as part of a broader mobility program at the cancer network
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Coding leads to supporting medical advances
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Bootcamps vs. College

Bootcamps vs. College | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Programming bootcamps seem to make an impossible claim. Instead of spending four years in university, they say, you can learn how to be a software engineer in a three month program. On the fac
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Very interesting and worth serious reflection from IT academic institutions & organisations: "... But the significant majority of companies need programmers to solve practical problems on the web. On this axis, we’ve found bootcamp grads totally competitive."
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Sorting Algorithm Animations

Sorting Algorithm Animations | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Animation, code, analysis, and discussion of 8 sorting algorithms on 4 initial conditions.
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What Computer Science Education Looks Like in the Nation’s Largest School District (EdSurge News)

What Computer Science Education Looks Like in the Nation’s Largest School District (EdSurge News) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Walking up to the Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) in the Bronx, there is a barbershop and a few run down bodegas. A group of young men in front of a residential building exchange what appears to be marijuana joints. It's not the first place you expect to find a pioneer education program, but
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Playing at Computational Thinking with The Tessera – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Earlier this month, a team of researchers from Brigham Young University and University of Maryland, led by Derek Hansen and Kari Kraus, launched a new free educational game The Tessera: Ghostly Tracks.

Funded in part by the NSF, the game is a beautiful way to explore principles of computational thinking in a multiplayer, narrative-driven setting while unraveling a ghost story
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Try Elixir | Code School

Try Elixir | Code School | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Begin learning the basics of Elixir and take your first steps into the world of functional programming.
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Given that Carnegie Mellon Uni has changed it's intro programming course from OOP to Functional, this may be worth checking out.
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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
What if we regarded code not as a high-stakes, sexy affair, but the equivalent of skilled work at a Chrysler plant?
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The role of CIO/Director of IT or Deputy Principal of IT

Why is such a role at such a senior level not only needed, but crucial to the future of high schools? There are now many significant issues, which can impede the successful integration, update and utilisation of IT and IT related services and initiatives in schools. For example, ‘Risk Aversion’ practices, as opposed to ‘Risk…
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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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Top 10 hottest IT jobs for 2017 - TechRepublic

Top 10 hottest IT jobs for 2017 - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Data scientist, engineer, and UX designer are among the tech jobs that will be in demand in the new year, experts say.
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What are the highest paid jobs in programming? The top earning languages in 2017 - TechRepublic

What are the highest paid jobs in programming? The top earning languages in 2017 - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The lowdown on which skills are the best and worst compensated from Stack Overflow's 2017 Developer Survey.
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At 50, Dev Bootcamp’s Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties

At 50, Dev Bootcamp’s Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Companies are increasingly investing in workforce development to retrain their employees, but if you're in your 50's, it can be intimidating to learn how to..
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Women in Technology - Learn to Code Workshop - how to code your very own website, blog or game!

Women in Technology - Learn to Code Workshop - how to code your very own website, blog or game! | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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Analysis: Israel's biggest ever tech deal is science fiction come to life

Analysis: Israel's biggest ever tech deal is science fiction come to life | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Equipped with built-in navigation systems, it will also solve parking problems, since it can lead itself to spots far from congested commercial centers.
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Infosys Foundation USA - Media | Blog | Coding Amplifies Skills in Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Problem Solving

Infosys Foundation USA - Media | Blog | Coding Amplifies Skills in Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Problem Solving | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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Blue Collar Programming: Why Codies Are The Next Tradies

Blue Collar Programming: Why Codies Are The Next Tradies | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Over 200,000 manufacturing jobs lost since 2008. Tens of thousands more to go in the auto industry as car makers exit. Another 50,000 jobs still t
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"Just as sparkies and plumbers and other tradies have been the engine room of the industrial economy, codies will be the engine room of the digital economy ... They'll be writing code in JavaScript for their local bank, or maintaining a website for a retail business. They'll be financial advisers managing algorithms that make financial decisions on their behalf, or shop floor workers wrangling delivery robots.

 "There's a conception out there that coding is only for mathematically gifted people and it's a highly complex field," ... but "an awful lot of coders do things like quality checking and just building very basic code".
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Learn About the Power of Computer Science Courses in Schools

Learn About the Power of Computer Science Courses in Schools | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Schools across the country are ramping up computer science course offerings to help promote problem solving and prepare their students for 21st century jobs.
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In the money: ICT contractors in hot demand

In the money: ICT contractors in hot demand | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

Why a full-time role doesn’t pay...

Over the next 12 months, the strongest demand is expected to be for ICT business analysts, project managers and digital/data specialists."

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Australians Fear They Lack Digital Skills to Future Proof Careers | PBA

Australians Fear They Lack Digital Skills to Future Proof Careers | PBA | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
More than half of Australian workers fear they lack the digital skills to guarantee future employability, according to new research.
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In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission

In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
New training programs aim to prepare children for careers in military intelligence, defense agencies, the high-tech industry and academia
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Learning to code for a spot in the gaming industry? This 2017 job data is for you - TechRepublic

Learning to code for a spot in the gaming industry? This 2017 job data is for you - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Job board Indeed put its hiring data to work for developers looking to find a job in the gaming industry. Here's the info you need to land your dream job.
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