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
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.
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
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
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
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.’"
“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.”
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.
"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
Paul Herring's insight:
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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