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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic If your local school system offers computer science courses, chances are those courses are electives that won’t count toward core science or mathematics credit. The implicit mes...
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"...computer programming is a study of languages more than of technology or mechanics. And command of those languages allows programmers to control the functionality of anything that is driven by a computer."
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We need to be teaching the ethics of coding as well - see http://fluency21.com/blog/2013/03/13/kids-use-coding-skills-to-hack-online-games/
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Computational medicine: A new era for understanding, diagnosing, and treating human disease | iSGTW

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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Visualizing Algorithms

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Fascinating - this will take some time to digest!

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Globaloria.com

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Learn about Globaloria and play games created by Globaloria students.
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Meet Swift: Apple's next-gen programming language that may replace Objective-C

Meet Swift: Apple's next-gen programming language that may replace Objective-C | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Apple shocked longtime Mac and iOS developers at WWDC 2014 by introducing Swift, a new programming language that will likely replace Objective-C. Here's a quick guide to using Swift.
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A simple intro to the new language from Apple

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Why coding schools may be a solution to the tech talent shortage

Why coding schools may be a solution to the tech talent shortage | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
When approached correctly, coding schools might be the answer to staffing entry-level positions on your development team. We talk to a cofounder of one coding school to learn more.
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Curriculum « Exploring Computer Science

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A K-12/university partnership committed to democratizing computer science.
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Interesting CS curriculum

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Top five tools to get started with making games

Top five tools to get started with making games | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
We asked game developers to tell us which tools they recommended if you want to make a game. Elena Cresci presents five of their suggestions
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Is coding the new literacy?

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Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.
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Coding and robotic fun with Sphero and Windows 8 - Australian Teachers Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Coding and robotic fun with Sphero and Windows 8 - Australian Teachers Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Microsoft Education Australia's Teachers Blog - Support, tips, trick and stories from Australian Teachers for Australian Teachers
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Teaching computational thinking to primary pupils

For once Google, Microsoft and Will.i.am agree, teaching Computing is important and it is important that children learn to think computationally from an early … (RT @eslweb: @ICTmagic @Dandan7171 You might like to check out my prezi on the matter:...

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8Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

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Skills used for programming could also be used for a wide range of careers, such as constructing meteorological simulations, making financial predictions, or creating personalized online learning curricula.

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Official Google Australia Blog: Start with Code, Australia!

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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School

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If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.
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SIGCSE Keynote #1 - Computational Thinking For All, Robert M. Panoff, Shodor Education Foundation

SIGCSE Keynote #1 - Computational Thinking For All, Robert M. Panoff, Shodor Education Foundation | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Bob Panoff delivers a humorous, inspiring and insightful talk on what we mean by Computational Thinking and how we can achieve good results with our students.

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YesWeCode

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#YesWeCode is a national initiative to help teach 100K low-opportunity youth to code
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Learn to Code; Create Amazing Things

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Kiddie coders: How Kodable, Play-i, and Hello Ruby are grooming elementary programmers

Kiddie coders: How Kodable, Play-i, and Hello Ruby are grooming elementary programmers | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Startups shine light on importance of teaching children programming fundamentals through storytelling and games.
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From the article: "Liukas wants to show young girls that programming can be an expressive outlet just like anything else. "It's a craft," she said. "It's building something from nothing." ...

Research shows that early childhood is the best time to immerse a child in foreign language.One study showed that five and six-year-old bilingual children manifested a cognitive system that managed to hold more information at once and switch between them more easily.

There is an obvious advantage of introducing any language at an early age--and that includes the language of computer programming."

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Made with Code - Google

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"We started Made with Code because even though increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, women aren’t represented in the companies, labs, research, creative arts, design, organizations, and boardrooms that make technology happen.


If girls are inspired to see that Computer Science can make the world more beautiful, more usable, more safe, more kind, more innovative, more healthy, and more funny, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their essential voices. As parents, teachers, organizations, and companies we’re making it our mission to creatively engage girls with code.

 

Today, less than 1% of girls are majoring in CS.

 

Tomorrow, we can make that number go up."


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https://www.madewithcode.com/resources

 

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Click on Projects to see the projects you and your students can do.

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Join the G+ group to learn more.

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CSDT Community

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Culturally Situated Design Tools - very interesting adaptation of Scratch programming

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Greece should be protecting coding lessons in schools, not cutting them

Greece should be protecting coding lessons in schools, not cutting them | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
2013's Hour of Code showed Greek students' enthusiasm for programming, so why isn't the government supporting it? By Mina Theofilatou
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EdofICTJSSALC - Programming

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Another Australian curation site for coding

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Whiz kid an expert in computer coding - Foster's Daily Democrat

Whiz kid an expert in computer coding - Foster's Daily Democrat | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

Kaplan had written 10 computer how-to lessons for the club titled “The Programming Language: Lua.” Each lesson ranges from 8-14 pages long.Whiz kid an expert in computer coding
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Kaplan is so proficient at coding, in fact, that he was the keynote speaker last month at the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Conference at the University of Maine in Orono.


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Kaplan wrote 10 computer how-to lessons  “The Programming Language: Lua.”  
Lua is the primary language used by Corona, one of the best products for Mobile Phone app development.

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Women Who Code

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming

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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming http://t.co/5FISGyMP9P #edtech #computerprogramming #edtechchat #njea


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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 8, 6:56 AM
Now here is a fine part of your son or daughter's summer enrichment program.