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Our computational future: DJ Adams at TEDxOldham

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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'Our future is data driven - the solution is coding'

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Posts on Computational Thinking and it's potential within the new ACARA driven Australian Curriculum (K-12).
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K 12 Computer Science Initiatives Are Exciting, but Are They Enough? (EdSurge News)

K 12 Computer Science Initiatives Are Exciting, but Are They Enough? (EdSurge News) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Earlier this year when President Obama announced an initiative to bring computer science to all schools across the country...I thought to myself…”He’s kidding...right? Arkansas can’t be the only state doing this already?” Just last week, John King, the U.S. Secretary of Education, visited a large hi
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Young ICT Explorers - Information and Communication Technology Competition

Young ICT Explorers - Information and Communication Technology Competition | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Young ICT Explorers is a non-profit competition by SAP encourage students to create their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) related projects.
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Math Education: The Roots of Computer Science

Math Education: The Roots of Computer Science | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Math matters for computer science because it teaches students how to use abstract language, work with algorithms, self-analyze their computational thinking, and accurately modeling real-world solutions.
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How To Raise The Next Zuckerberg: 6 Coding Apps For Kids - ReadWrite

How To Raise The Next Zuckerberg: 6 Coding Apps For Kids - ReadWrite | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Some of the tech world's biggest successes began coding early. Here's how to get your kid on that track — for free!
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The Minecraft Generation #minecraft #coding

The Minecraft Generation #minecraft #coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The New York Times wrote up a piece on “The Minecraft Generation” last week. …Since its release seven years ago, Minecraft has become a global sensation, captivating a generation …

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Learning.com Adds Computational Thinking to Digital Literacy Curriculum

Learning.com Adds Computational Thinking to Digital Literacy Curriculum | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
See latest Learning news and how it competes against competitor Lynda and other companies in its sector: Learning.com Adds Computational Thinking to Digital Literacy Curriculum
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Meet the Woman Who's Hacking Coding

Meet the Woman Who's Hacking Coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Claire Shorall thinks one simple change can close the gender gap in computer science: Make everyone do it. ​
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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

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Virgin Disruptors: Harnessing the Power of Space to Inspire Students

As STEM industries worldwide face a serious skills shortage, Galactic Unite hosted a panel at our Virgin Disruptors Future of Education event to look at ho
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Increase STEM uptake through space travel!!
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STEM Resources - from SPLASH on ABC

STEM Resources - from SPLASH on ABC | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more
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UW undergraduate team wins $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language | UW Today

UW undergraduate team wins $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language | UW Today | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Their invention, “SignAloud,” is a pair of gloves that can recognize hand gestures that correspond to words and phrases in American Sign Language. Each glove contains sensors that record hand position and movement and send data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a central computer. The computer looks at the gesture data through various sequential statistical regressions, similar to a neural network. If the data match a gesture, then the associated word or phrase is spoken through a speaker.
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A World Class IT Syllabus For Senior Secondary Students?

A World Class IT Syllabus For Senior Secondary Students? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

What Should A World Class IT Syllabus Look Like For Senior Secondary Students?

Given the international nature of education today and the growing globalisation of jobs and markets due to IT, it seems to me that we should continue to evaluate what the best foundational IT syllabus should contain, both in terms of theory and…

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Introduction to Game Design

Introduction to Game Design | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
An introduction to game design and game design concepts, emphasizing the basic tools of game design: paper and digital prototyping, design iteration, and user testing.
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New Resources for the Classroom: Virtual Workshop for Educators

New Resources for the Classroom: Virtual Workshop for Educators | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Start preparing for next term with new Wolfram resources for teachers, including Wolfram Programming Lab. Free workshop to preview teacher curriculum kits.
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Let's Take a Bear Grylls Approach to Coding in Classrooms

Let's Take a Bear Grylls Approach to Coding in Classrooms | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Computer gaming was once a very different pursuit than it is now. Going to primary school in the 1980s, I spent countless hours on a Commodore PET. Not just playing the rudimentary educational games that loaded, after an age, from cassette.
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Moving a pupil from Scratch to Python, Silvera argues, is like "taking a young child who was playing happily in the shallow end of a pool, ripping off their armbands and then throwing them into the deep-end with no support".
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Welcome to uLead 16

Welcome to uLead 16 | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Welcome to uLead 2016 - the Summit of Educational Leadership! This year’s conference is focussed on the theme of Building New Narratives for Education in Our Century. ... A unique opportunity awaits to join educational leaders from around the world in the beautiful world heritage location of Banff, Alberta at Canada’s premier conference for school-based leaders, district-level leaders, and provincial and state education leaders
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Why computational thinking? = critical thinking + computational skills (decomposition, pattern recognition, & algorithmic design) -Leigh Cassell @LeighCassell
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#MACUL16 Computational Thinking Carnival Resources

CT in the Classroom Are you interested in learning more about Computational Thinking (CT)? Are you looking to implement CT in your classroom? Here are some resources and links that you will find useful:
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CodinGame - Play with Programming

CodinGame is a challenge-based training platform for programmers where you can play with the hottest programming topics. Solve games, code AI bots, learn from your peers, have fun.
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This site looks awesome!
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Top US Undergraduate Computer Science Programs Skip Cybersecurity Classes

Top US Undergraduate Computer Science Programs Skip Cybersecurity Classes | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
New study reveals that none of the top 10 US university computer science and engineering program degrees requires students take a cybersecurity course.
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What does the future of education look like?

What does the future of education look like? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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An argument for 'experiential learning' or what I call Authentic Learning - see http://www.slideshare.net/StrategicITbyPFH/authentic-learning-some-ideas-for-junior-high
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10 Valuable Digital Age Skills to Take Beyond School

10 Valuable Digital Age Skills to Take Beyond School | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at 10 useful and versatile digital age skills for students to have as they leave school for life and work in our ever-changing world.
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A good list - coding is included
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Coding is not enough, we need smarter skills - FT.com

Coding is not enough, we need smarter skills - FT.com | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Coding is hot. Not only has it been added to the national curriculum, but also George Osborne, the chancellor, said in last month’s Budget that £20m will go towards getting children to code via the new Institute for Coding. Meanwhile, the BBC has
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Numbers of young Australians in tech industry 'an absolute crisis'

Numbers of young Australians in tech industry 'an absolute crisis' | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The number of young Australians involved in the tech industry has dramatically fallen and is an absolute crisis, according to a leading technology entrepreneur.
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"He said the number of students studying IT had fallen by somewhere between 40 per cent and 60 per cent in the last decade, with the number of women enrolling in technology degrees also dropping dramatically." - Matt Barrie
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Facebook Gives $250K to Launch Scholarship for Women and Minorities at Dev Bootcamp (EdSurge News)

Facebook Gives $250K to Launch Scholarship for Women and Minorities at Dev Bootcamp (EdSurge News) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
DEV-ERSITY: Facebook is partnering with Dev Bootcamp to launch the “Facebook F8 Scholarship” for women and underrepresented minority students. A $250K gift from Facebook and an unspecified contribution from Dev Bootcamp will fund 20 full-tuition scholarships for the coding school’s San Francisco pro
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