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Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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Computing OUR Future | Coding

Computing OUR Future | Coding | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

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http://www.eun.org/publications/detail?publicationID=481

 

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

 


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Coding Education Programs Expand In U.S. As IT Jobs Market Flourishes

Coding Education Programs Expand In U.S. As IT Jobs Market Flourishes | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Across the country, programming training courses and education providers are looking to create closer ties to build better training modules for would-be coders and software developers. Earlier in November, Codecademy launched ReSkillUSA along with Thinkful, to reach out to the same community of under-employed workers. With the tagline “Make the skills gap end with you,” ReSkillUSA falls in line with the LaunchCode mission, if not its exact methods.

Still, both are no-cost or low-cost options for getting an education in programming, and taken together with a new credentialing program that General Assembly has launched in concert with a number of large technology and industrial companies, the new initiatives could be promising for future employment. Especially since the General Assembly credentialing tests are open to anyone.

 

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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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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 10, 5:46 PM
Across the country, programming training courses and education providers are looking to create closer ties to build better training modules for would-be coders and software developers. Earlier in November, Codecademy launched ReSkillUSA along with Thinkful, to reach out to the same community of under-employed workers. With the tagline “Make the skills gap end with you,” ReSkillUSA falls in line with the LaunchCode mission, if not its exact methods.

Still, both are no-cost or low-cost options for getting an education in programming, and taken together with a new credentialing program that General Assembly has launched in concert with a number of large technology and industrial companies, the new initiatives could be promising for future employment. Especially since the General Assembly credentialing tests are open to anyone.


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


Josh Reinholt's curator insight, November 11, 9:16 AM

The talent gap for skilled SW developers continues to be an issue for American corporations.  This article has some great info for anyone trying to move into a field with high demand and long term projected growth.  Check out: www.launchcode.org

 

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Introducing Scratch projects via Google Classroom

Introducing Scratch projects via Google Classroom | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Integrating new tools and workflows whilst introducing a new unit of inquiry would traditionally be steered away from. However, keen to pilot Google Classroom having launched GAFE in school two mon...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 10:38 AM

Integrating new tools and workflows whilst introducing a new unit of inquiry would traditionally be steered away from. However, keen to pilot Google Classroom having launched GAFE in school two months ago, we were willing to challenge tradition and experienced a resounding success with both learning outcomes and engagement.


Setting up Classroom was incredibly straightforward using the resources below which were available for students to engage with from the moment they accessed Classroom.


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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cyber/


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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, 5:49 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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Techknowledgeschool: Learning how to code: Gamecodization - first results

Techknowledgeschool: Learning how to code: Gamecodization - first results | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
This 2014/2015 school year’s first term is about to expire. After approximately 8 lessons of coding (less than 8 hours of work), and one week for project development (homework time) the final results are really awesome, taking in count that:

Students didn’t have any previous knowledge about coding.
They didn’t know anything about game strategies.

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?q=coding

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 26, 6:04 PM
This 2014/2015 school year’s first term is about to expire. After approximately 8 lessons of coding (less than 8 hours of work), and one week for project development (homework time) the final results are really awesome, taking in count that: 

Students didn’t have any previous knowledge about coding. 
They didn’t know anything about game strategies.


Learn more:


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


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?q=coding


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How can teachers get to grips with computer programming, and where do we start? By Lawrence Williams - ICT in Education -

How can teachers get to grips with computer programming, and where do we start? By Lawrence Williams - ICT in Education - | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been utterly dismayed by the seemingly impossible demands of the new Programmes...

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, October 21, 10:52 AM

We utilize all sorts of different avenues to teach students how to code; especially when we first see the students in 6th grade. We don't know where or what they have started within the "code" world. Checkout our resources here: http://draggo.com/cluster/pZehrqqrnQ== 

magdalena's curator insight, October 21, 10:59 AM

agregar su visión ...Nada es imposible, si ponemos el empeño en lograrlo

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Europe Code Week - Guide for Organizers | Coding | MakerSpace | HackerSpace

Europe Code Week - Guide for Organizers | Coding | MakerSpace | HackerSpace | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

#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, 8:59 AM

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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, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !