Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies
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Computational thinking

This slideshow explores definitions of computational thinking and associated concepts. It was originally developed for student teachers.
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A short intro to Computational Thinking - for more details/depth see http://www.slideshare.net/StrategicITbyPFH/elh-school-tech-2013-computational-thinking

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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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Five million jobs at risk: StartupAUS

Five million jobs at risk: StartupAUS | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Almost five million Australian jobs may be at risk if Australias transition to a future-focused economy fails, according to a discussion paper released today.
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Introduction to Computational Thinking Professional Development

Introduction to Computational Thinking Professional Development | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Curriki now offers a self-paced Professional Development (PD) course for K-12 teachers interested in learning how to infuse Computational Thinking (CT) into
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Aussie STEM grads start work with better pay

Aussie STEM grads start work with better pay | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Up to 17 percent above national average, so why aren’t more studying?
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Arduboy

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Arduboy is an open platform for people to play, create and share games. A game system the size of a credit card. Choose your favorite classic game from the completely free Arduboy Arcade.
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"An excellent way to get kids excited about programming as well as a fun way to remember the past and celebrate the retro-future!"
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Apple’s New App Will Teach the Next Generation How to Code

Apple’s New App Will Teach the Next Generation How to Code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The new Swift Playgrounds app for iPad is the next step on Apple's path towards a new breed of computer programming.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Codecademy Raises $30 Million to Expand Coding Education Across the Globe (EdSurge News)

Codecademy Raises $30 Million to Expand Coding Education Across the Globe (EdSurge News) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

Those who can code may land well-paying jobs. Those who build the tools to teach coding can win even more dollars in the form of venture capital.
That’s the case for
Codecademy, which has raised $30 million in a Series C round led by Naspers, a South Africa-based media conglomerate. Existing
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Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT): Basic Income and 4th Industrial Revolution

Future of Work – 04.05.2016, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. Live-Übertragung // Live transmission Erik Brynjolfsson (USA), Professor MIT
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Very important overview of the future of work, the economy and social issues as a result of IT/Robotics. 
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EducationHQ Australia - Chief Scientist Alan Finkel: 'Why nothing could replace a dedicated teacher"

EducationHQ Australia - Chief Scientist Alan Finkel: 'Why nothing could replace a dedicated teacher" | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Worried robots will replace teachers one day? Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO isn't. In this month's Hard Word, he lays out why an "inspiring human being" will always help children achieve more.
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The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it's like a 1960s time capsule

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it's like a 1960s time capsule | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it. They came up with a new way to store computer programs, called "rope memory," and created a special version of the assembly programming language. Assembly itsel
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NZTech calls for faster implementation of digital literacy | Make Lemonade NZ

NZTech calls for faster implementation of digital literacy | Make Lemonade NZ | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Wellington – Teaching computational thinking, digital technology and cyber security at primary school level has been identified by NZTech in a first-ever substantive report to be as integral as maths and English to the nation’s economy. The New Zealand education system is not evolving fast enough to generate local talent to support the growt
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Computational Thinking in Education Workshop 2016. Harvard, MA.

Computational Thinking in Education Workshop 2016. Harvard, MA. | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The workshop on computational thinking in education will pay a tribute to the visionaries who 50 years ago started to transform the way computer science is used in education. Top educators and researchers from different backgrounds will share what they are doing now, 50 years later
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This Map Shows Where All the Open Software Engineering Jobs Are in the U.S.

This Map Shows Where All the Open Software Engineering Jobs Are in the U.S. | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
There are more than 223,000 unfilled coding jobs in the U.S. More than 91 percent of them are outside Silicon Valley.
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Teaching programming — what’s the core point?

Teaching programming — what’s the core point? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Programming is becoming a part of our curriculum (Finland) in Autumn and my facebook and twitter newsfeeds are getting packed with…
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"In my opinion teaching computational thinking is more important than teaching programming — it’s basically teaching problem solving."
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Progress in Computational Thinking, and Expanding the HPC Community

Progress in Computational Thinking, and Expanding the HPC Community | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Jeannette Wing considers the proliferation of computational thinking, while Dan Stanzione hopes to bring more HPC practitioners to SC16.
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Try .Net MVC | Code School

Try .Net MVC | Code School | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Dive into the world of ASP.NET MVC and learn how to build easy-to-maintain web applications with the MVC design pattern and ASP.NET Core.
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Google Released A New Platform to Help Kids Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Platform to Help Kids Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
 Project Bloks: "This is a research project whose purpose is to help kids learn about coding and, more specifically, physical coding. The purpose, as Google stated, is to ‘to create an open hardware platform to help developers, designers, and researchers build the next generation of tangible programming experiences for kids.’"
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We want you to #getkidscoding

To celebrate the fact that Code Club Australia has reached 500 Clubs Australiawide, the team went to visit Croydon Public School to see the story of thei
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Google's AI is learning how to save your life

Google's AI is learning how to save your life | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Health care is the next frontier for DeepMind, says researcher David Silver
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UC expert welcomes 'important' digital curriculum | Scoop News

UC expert welcomes 'important' digital curriculum | Scoop News | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Computer science education expert University of Canterbury Professor Tim Bell has welcomed the news that New Zealand’s school curriculum is changing to embrace the subject of digital technologies.
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Prof. Tim Bell is a great leader in IT Education
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NZ expands digital in school curriculum

NZ expands digital in school curriculum | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Faces some of the same criticisms as Australia.
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“This curriculum will help produce a new generation of creators in technology by teaching students about computational thinking, design and programming. “We believe New Zealand’s innovation, growth and future prosperity will be accelerated by helping young people develop these critical skills. “[But] as with any curriculum change, teachers will be the key to both educating and inspiring the next generation of innovators in the classroom.”
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Why Study Physics? - Dr Vanessa Moss, University of Sydney

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the universe? Exploring the universe is one of the most amazing things we can do and astrophysicist Dr Vanessa Mos
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Astrophysicist uses code - from 7:55 mins on
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A Hands-on Approach to Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding Through The Scratch Programming Environment

A Hands-on Approach to Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding Through The Scratch Programming Environment | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
With the new Australian Curriculum embedding computational thinking into the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10, this is a great opportunity to see how you can facilitate this kind of learning through the block-programming environment called Scratch. 
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TechPrep

TechPrep | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
See what you can build
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Good site to introduce Coding to school students
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Computational thinking, 10 years later - The Third Pillar

Computational thinking, 10 years later - The Third Pillar | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
"Not in my lifetime." That's what I said when I was asked whether we would ever see computer science taught in K-12. It was 2009, and I was addressing a gathering of attendees to a workshop on computational thinking convene
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This is a great article with some very insightful comments from the world's CT leader, Jeannette Wing.

For example she states:
"I knew that in the science and engineering disciplines, computation would be the third pillar of the scientific method, along with theory and experimentation. After all, computers were already used for simulation of large, complex physical and natural systems. Sooner or later, scientists and engineers of all kinds would come to recognize the power of computational abstractions, such as algorithms, data types and state machines." 
I especially support her call to investigate the appropriate progression of skill acquisition.
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