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Computer science education – Is there a crisis? | Impact Lab

Computer science education – Is there a crisis? | Impact Lab | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

to focus only on computer-science majors misses a larger point. As Ms. Raja argues in her essay, simply teaching kids how to code shouldn’t be the only goal. Just as important—or perhaps more so—is teaching kids how to think like a computer programmer—what is called “computational thinking.” She highlights some current efforts to teach computational thinking in elementary and secondary schools, particularly to girls and members of minority groups, who remain woefully underrepresented among computer-science degree-holders and professionalcomputer programmers.

And while teaching computational thinking may result in more computer-science degrees, the more important contribution it will make is giving more people across all fields the ability to solve problems like a computer scientist and to speak the language of computer programming.


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Home | Ignite My Future in School

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Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education joined forces to launch a new initiative to transform the way students across America learn and apply computational thinking, a foundational 21st century skill for successful careers in every sector.
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Why Coding Is Still The Most Important Job Skill Of The Future

Why Coding Is Still The Most Important Job Skill Of The Future | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Computer programming jobs may be declining, but coding is becoming the most in-demand skill across industries.
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Half of all programming openings are in industries outside of technology. Among them: Finance; Manufacturing; & Health Care
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How to learn programming: 3 languages to get you started - TechRepublic

How to learn programming: 3 languages to get you started - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Want to break into a career as a developer? Here's why Python, Java, or JavaScript may be a good place to start, and some tips for learning them.
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ACS Event

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ACS QLD EDUCATORS FORUM If you are an IT Educator who's passionate about shaping the future of upcoming, high calibre IT professionals and innovators, and you need to learn how best to deliver outstanding outcomes within the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, this forum is a must go to.
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ACS QLD EDUCATORS FORUM If you are an IT Educator who's passionate about shaping the future of upcoming, high calibre IT professionals and innovators, and you need to learn how best to deliver outstanding outcomes within the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, this forum is a must go to. 
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Computational thinking offers benefits beyond STEM

Computational thinking offers benefits beyond STEM | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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CS4AllKIDS – Resources for teaching K-8 CS

CS4AllKIDS – Resources for teaching K-8 CS | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
"... We want to be able to share resources and strategies with each other that will impact students that are most underserved in computer science, especially girls, students of color, and students who come from a low-income community,” ...  “School districts often work in isolation from one another, even though we have common problems. We chose to work together to more effectively tackle the insufficient and inequitable access to computer science education.”
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Good site to support Primary Education in Coding & Computational Thinking
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This Coding School Will Pay YOU to Attend

This Coding School Will Pay YOU to Attend | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A coding bootcamp is now paying students to learn computer programming, and guaranteeing them jobs when they graduate.
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Similar approach to the UK's Apprentice Degrees, except that the turn-around time is much shorter.
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All-girl team wins robotics competition

All-girl team wins robotics competition | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
It's now off to the US for the global championships.
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Empowering Australian Innovation - ACS

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THE DIGITAL FUTURE
We are at a digital crossroad with emerging technology outpacing traditional models of success.

Your workplace, industry and role will continue to change as technology evolves. You need to take the time to think ahead and evolve too so you can take on the future and change the world.
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How to become a Unity developer for VR and AR - TechRepublic

How to become a Unity developer for VR and AR - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Demand for VR and AR development skills in the enterprise is rising. Here's how you can tap into a career in this growing field.
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Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring? - TechRepublic

Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring? - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
More than 90 coding bootcamps across the US aim to quickly train students in computer science skills to fill job gaps. Here's what your company should know about hiring them.
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Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you. “Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According t

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Google answers these questions with the help from deep neural networks, a form of artificial intelligence rapidly remaking not just Google’s search engine but the entire company and, well, the other giants of the internet, from Facebook to Microsoft. Deep neutral nets are pattern recognition systems that can learn to perform specific tasks by analyzing vast amounts of data. In this case, they’ve learned to take a long sentence or paragraph from a relevant page on the web and extract the upshot—the information you’re looking for.
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Illawarra cancer network investigates HoloLens’ potential

Illawarra cancer network investigates HoloLens’ potential | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset could deliver training for nurses at ISCaHN as part of a broader mobility program at the cancer network
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Coding leads to supporting medical advances
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Bucking the STEM trend: one student's journey to success

Bucking the STEM trend: one student's journey to success | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Studies show that three times as many men are seeking to enter a career in STEM than women. The Educator talks to one young woman who is bucking this trend
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There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works

There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
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Learning to Think Like a Computer

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Computational thinking — approaching problems the way a programmer would — is captivating educators, from kindergarten teachers to college professors.
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Students urged to pursue ICT careers

Students urged to pursue ICT careers | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
There will be a chronic shortage of ICT graduates within 3 years.
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Ivanka Trump to take summer coding class with daughter

Ivanka Trump to take summer coding class with daughter | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Ivanka Trump revealed Tuesday she's going back to school.
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Leading by example - good to see!
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Supporting CoderDojo Girls: A Guide for Ninjas

Supporting CoderDojo Girls: A Guide for Ninjas | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people.
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How Can Coding Teach My Students ... To Be Better Students?

How Can Coding Teach My Students ... To Be Better Students? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
As we look ahead and make our resolutions, we shouldn't forget to look back and see where we just were and build on those skills inside our classrooms.
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STEM gets a kickstart in Aussie schools

STEM gets a kickstart in Aussie schools | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A new partnership will promote digital skills to students.
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To All Students: Learning Computational Thinking Will Change Your Life

To All Students: Learning Computational Thinking Will Change Your Life | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
By Maggie Johnson and Esther Wojcicki
Maggie Johnson: Google Director of Education and University Relations,
Esther Wojcicki, Educator
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What are the highest paid jobs in programming? The top earning languages in 2017 - TechRepublic

What are the highest paid jobs in programming? The top earning languages in 2017 - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The lowdown on which skills are the best and worst compensated from Stack Overflow's 2017 Developer Survey.
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At 50, Dev Bootcamp’s Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties

At 50, Dev Bootcamp’s Michael Jay Walker quit his day job to learn coding with kids in their twenties | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Companies are increasingly investing in workforce development to retrain their employees, but if you're in your 50's, it can be intimidating to learn how to..
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Women in Technology - Learn to Code Workshop - how to code your very own website, blog or game!

Women in Technology - Learn to Code Workshop - how to code your very own website, blog or game! | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
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