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Computer Clubhouse: Explore, Create, Collaborate - YouTube

The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentor...
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Computational Thinking - it includes creativity and tinkering.

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This is a blessing for communities where there is not the infusion of technology or well trained professionals. Students are  or can incredible helpers in schools.

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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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

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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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Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/



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Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/



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Kids in control of their toys, a great idea!
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A.I. Foosball: Humans v. Robots

A group of Brigham Young University computer engineering students, led by professor D.J. Lee, created a foosball table that is controlled by artificia
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Computer science salaries rise with demand for new graduates

Computer science salaries rise with demand for new graduates | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Competition for tech talent puts a high price on graduates with computer science degrees.
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Analysis: Computer science ed fails to meet workforce needs

Analysis: Computer science ed fails to meet workforce needs | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Paul Herring's comment, June 5, 10:56 PM
Totally agree! - "...It is time for computer science to be seen as a core science on par with more traditional high school offerings such as biology, chemistry and physics, which have been the focus since the 1890s," the analysis states. "...Policy and program reforms are needed to support and maintain the groundswell of interest in computer science."
Chris Carter's comment, June 5, 11:50 PM
Paul, I am excited to be part of this necessary evolution in formal education. I do not believe that we need a generation of coders, but I am convinced that we need a generation skilled in computational thinking and problem solving. Teaching Computer Science gets us there!
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Agreed Chris - skills in CT and problem solving are vital as are good teachers!
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Prog.Comp 2016 - Starts October 31st!

Teach your students how to program with us. They'll learn how to program in Blockly, Python or MicroPython for the BBC micro:bit, while competing with school students from around the world!
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Five reasons why computational thinking is an essential tool for teachers and students.

Five reasons why computational thinking is an essential tool for teachers and students. | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Find out why Computatioanl Thinking is such an intergral part of 21st
century teaching and learning.
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ISTE UNPLUGGED

ISTE UNPLUGGED | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in "unplugged"-style activities as a part of the IST
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We need help to develop great thinking

We need help to develop great thinking | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
QUEENSLANDS traditional major industries need to become more innovative or be left behind, and Queenslanders want the Smart State strategy to make a comeback.
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~70% of jobs based around STEM in the future, but more and more students are choosing not to study them?
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Hopscotch Teaches Kids to Code Without That Pesky Command Line

Hopscotch Teaches Kids to Code Without That Pesky Command Line | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Hopscotch, the maker of the popular coding app for iPad, is now helping kids code on the iPhone.
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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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​Report shows just how many females are in key IT jobs

​Report shows just how many females are in key IT jobs | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
It’s becoming clear that 50:50 gender targets aren’t realistic as there are not enough women but there’s a silver lining in mid-tier organisations.
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"Getting more girls to study STEM subjects and moving through the pipeline is key.... 

We have to start educating girls that a career in technology can mean many things – ranging from coding to user experience and design, people leadership, project management, and business analysis.”
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Code the Future

Innovators of the Future: Engaging Girls in Code

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016, 6:00 PM

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121 King Street Melbourne, AU

19 Codefuturists Attending

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...

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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 Curricul
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Code in the Park: Presented by Yahoo7 + General Assembly for VIVID Ideas

Code in the Park: Presented by Yahoo7 + General Assembly for VIVID Ideas | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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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BBC Micro:bit

BBC Micro:bit | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Welcome to BBC micro:bit! This website will be your hub for all things micro:bit, from writing code to sharing your creations.
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Virginia allocates $1M over two years for K-12 computer science

Virginia allocates $1M over two years for K-12 computer science | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Virginia allocates $1M over two years for K-12 computer science Following Virginia’s recent decision to establish standards of learning to integrate computer science throughout grades K-12, th
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Raspberry Pi: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Raspberry Pi: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the tiny, ultra-cheap computer that has taken the world by storm.
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Authentic Learning - Real World Problem Solving

Authentic Learning - Real World Problem Solving | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Authentic Learning Presentation - Video of NPN session:

The way to teach the 21st century skills of 'ideation, large-frame pattern matching and complex communication' - see 'The Second Machine Age'
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Video of NPN session last week on Authentic Learning here https://goo.gl/wtzo27
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The Key to Fostering Creativity Through Code

The Key to Fostering Creativity Through Code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Fostering creativity through code may be a newer concept, but the merging of these two fields could have positive long-term effects on the industry.

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