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COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12
Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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Europe Code Week - Guide for Organizers | Coding | MakerSpace | HackerSpace

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#codeEU guidelines

If you have existing experience with organizing education events, you might just be interested in the main guidelines to follow when planning your #codeEU event:

Make the event beginner friendly, accessible even to those with no previous programming experience. Don't focus on the technicalities, try to show the fun and practical aspect of whatever technology is being used.The format of the event is up to you. We do however recommend to include at least practical, hands-on time, where participants can create something on their own. Even better if they can take what they've learned home to share with family and friends!You can use whatever tools and technologies you're most familiar with, although we do favor freely available open source tools and frameworks.Learning something completely new can be intimidating. A smile and a friendly atmosphere can help break the ice and make those, who don't consider themselves "technical", more at ease.It's also a good idea to plan a follow up. How can your participants keep learning? Who can they turn to if they have more questions?

Never organized an event before? Keep reading, it's not as difficult as you might think!


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 26, 5:59 AM

Join the Coding Movement!


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When Computer Users Were Programmers | Science Blogs | Coding

When Computer Users Were Programmers | Science Blogs | Coding | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
There is a lot of excitement around the current trend to get more people to be into computer programming. Whether or not they end up becoming coders, we can all at least can gain a bit from “computational thinking.” Perhaps with this movement, computer users will all eventually become computational creators. Unlikely, but we can…

 

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OH YES, I remind very well that time! I learned programming in "BASIC" and made any program BETTER, adapted it to my needs, as it was very easy with "Basic"! ALREADY +/- 33 years ago, LOL ;) Monochrome Monitors (ONLY green...) and ONLY 8k of Memory (OK, 16k with upgrade...) with cassettes who needed to get tuned the magnet head sometimes for results, ===> OMG! <=== BUT #FUN :)

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 26, 2:49 PM

OH YES, I remind very well that time! I learned programming in "BASIC" and made any program BETTER, adapted it to my needs, as it was very easy with "Basic"! ALREADY +/- 33 years ago, LOL ;) Monochrome Monitors (ONLY green...) and ONLY 8k of Memory (OK, 16k with upgrade...) with cassettes who needed to get tuned the magnet head sometimes for results, ===> OMG! <=== BUT #FUN :)


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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 8:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

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from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 27, 11:20 PM

Yes, I agree !

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Big data in the classroom

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Big data is making its mark in education.

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Interactive Virtual Reality In 3&D, The Newest Learning Tool - Co.Exist

Interactive Virtual Reality In 3&D, The Newest Learning Tool - Co.Exist | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Capsule Computers Interactive Virtual Reality In 3&D, The Newest Learning Tool Co.Exist The platform marries a Leap Motion gesture controller with an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset so that students can experience scenarios arguably more...

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Sandys VR's curator insight, February 28, 11:27 AM

This is so great! And I love the way they utilize the Leap Motion for this. I should get one to play around with. I hear more and more, that it works great.

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Evolving the definition of Computational thinking

Evolving the definition of Computational thinking | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

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