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The Answer to the Wage Gap – Teach Girls to Code

The Answer to the Wage Gap – Teach Girls to Code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
In this short, but inspiring TED talk, Education activist and founder of ‘Girls Who Code’, Reshma Saujani argues that: “We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave…”  Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need…
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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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Try Elixir | Code School

Try Elixir | Code School | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Begin learning the basics of Elixir and take your first steps into the world of functional programming.
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Given that Carnegie Mellon Uni has changed it's intro programming course from OOP to Functional, this may be worth checking out.
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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
What if we regarded code not as a high-stakes, sexy affair, but the equivalent of skilled work at a Chrysler plant?
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The role of CIO/Director of IT or Deputy Principal of IT

Why is such a role at such a senior level not only needed, but crucial to the future of high schools? There are now many significant issues, which can impede the successful integration, update and utilisation of IT and IT related services and initiatives in schools. For example, ‘Risk Aversion’ practices, as opposed to ‘Risk…
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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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Top 10 hottest IT jobs for 2017 - TechRepublic

Top 10 hottest IT jobs for 2017 - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Data scientist, engineer, and UX designer are among the tech jobs that will be in demand in the new year, experts say.
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Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools (EdSurge News)

Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools (EdSurge News) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
In the Silicon Valley, they call it the “3 percent problem.” African-Americans and Latino/Hispanics make up a tiny fraction of the overwhelmingly white, male-dominated workforce of major technology companies. No leader of the top 10 U.S.-based technology companies is African-American or Latino/Hispa
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Myths About Teaching Kids to Code

Myths About Teaching Kids to Code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Since the digital revolution started, teaching kids how to code has become a growing industry. There are a number of apps, handbooks, tutorials, etc., that teach children this skill. Learning to code in the early years helps children to develop problem-solving skills, improve creativity and boost their attention. There are still some myths when it comes to learning to code in the early ages. We’ve picked the most common five of them to discuss.

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Introduction to HTML and Javascript

Introduction to HTML and Javascript | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Learn the essential skills to create an interactive web application using HTML5, JavaScript.
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Fair Chance Learning | Learning Services for Educators

We create and deliver meaningful professional learning opportunities for Canadian educators to embed technology and enhance modern pedagogies.
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Job clusters: A new way to recruit? - HRM online

Job clusters: A new way to recruit? - HRM online | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A recent report has identified seven job clusters in the Australian economy. It suggests a mindset change – we should no longer think of single careers.
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THE NEW WORK MINDSET

7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order. The Technologists cluster — the digital technology specialists — will grow the most.A verty importantAA
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These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them)

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025's hottest job sectors and the skills you'll need to work in them.
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Ignite student passion for computing with an Hour of Code! 

Ignite student passion for computing with an Hour of Code!  | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Hour of Code is a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, and this year it’s easy to get involved using the “Make your own game” digibook. Coding is important for our digital natives, but it’s also fun, writes Nicola Curnow from Code Club Australia. Coding can seem like a daunting task for teachers, parents and children. ...
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Australians Fear They Lack Digital Skills to Future Proof Careers | PBA

Australians Fear They Lack Digital Skills to Future Proof Careers | PBA | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
More than half of Australian workers fear they lack the digital skills to guarantee future employability, according to new research.
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In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission

In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
New training programs aim to prepare children for careers in military intelligence, defense agencies, the high-tech industry and academia
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Learning to code for a spot in the gaming industry? This 2017 job data is for you - TechRepublic

Learning to code for a spot in the gaming industry? This 2017 job data is for you - TechRepublic | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Job board Indeed put its hiring data to work for developers looking to find a job in the gaming industry. Here's the info you need to land your dream job.
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No bluff: Supercomputer outwits humans in poker rematch

No bluff: Supercomputer outwits humans in poker rematch | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Four of the best poker players in the world challenged a computer for 20 days. And for 20 days, they lost. Libratus, a poker-playing artificia
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Coax out coding champions in your classroom — EducationHQ Australia

Coax out coding champions in your classroom — EducationHQ Australia | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
It’s everywhere! It’s relevant, engaging and your students will love it! If you’ve not started coding with your class then now is the time to start.
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Where is the space for soft skills?

Where is the space for soft skills? | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
The computing national curriculum is underpinned by computational thinking – a set of thinking skills that help students to ask questions, understand problems and find solutions. Mark Dorling and Thomas Ng look at how teachers can approach the teaching of these core skills
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Is it about coding? No. It’s about computational thinking.

Is it about coding? No. It’s about computational thinking. | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
It is a common misunderstanding that coding is just something that computer scientists do. Rather, even though coding as a specific activity is “humans telling machines what to do”, the skills…
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4 Reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding

4 Reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
While many educators use Minecraft to teach liberals arts topics, many don’t realize that Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding.
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The New Work Mindset – An Introduction:

The New Work Mindset – An Introduction: | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

This is ground-breaking stuff! This new approach is radical but empowering; as well as innovative and enlightening! To quote from the forword of the research paper “THE NEW WORK MINDSET 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order”: “There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to…

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This is ground-breaking stuff! This new approach is radical but empowering; as well as innovative and enlightening!
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The inconceivable truth: our jobs are not coming back

The inconceivable truth: our jobs are not coming back | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
MILLIONS of jobs are about to disappear, and we have no idea how to replace them.
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STEM should be STEAMED

STEM should be STEAMED | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

A new report by Regional Australia Institute and NBN calls for the formal integration of soft skills development into future education strategies, ... (and) for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to be expanded to STEAMED – which captures those disciplines as well as entrepreneurship, art and design.

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