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
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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.
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
A recent report from Digital Careers, Intel and the Australian Computing Society states "Computer education, with a focus on Computer Science, has become a core subject in the Australian Curriculum and the focus of national innovation initiatives. Equal participation by girls, however, remains unlikely based on their engagement with computing in re...
Why should everyone learn how to code? “Because it teaches you how to think.” Steve Jobs
Yahoo7 and General Assembly invite you to the aMBUSH Project Space at Central Park to celebrate one of Australia’s largest learning events in history.
Presented as part of VIVID Ideas, Code in the Park is about inspiring everyone to learn the basics of coding, to acquire a new digital skill for the future of work, innovation and education - to transform thinkers into creators.
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