COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING
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COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING
Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing. New technologies require rethinking the use of technology Cyberlearning does that for transformational learning.
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Innovate My School - Engaging girls in coding: It doesn’t have to be a man’s (digital) world

Innovate My School - Engaging girls in coding: It doesn’t have to be a man’s (digital) world | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
As well as being male, I’m also a passionate teacher who has noticed some very gender-specific behaviours when working with pupils. For example, I once gave Maths doodle books to my class for showing their working out. The boys’ books looked like an arithmetic"Do young girls take a dislike to coding because it can be a messy process with plenty of chances to get it wrong?" grenade had gone off within the pages, but the girls could have placed theirs back in the cellophane for a full refund! It was nothing to do with the fact that they couldn’t do the equations. It seemed to be more around not wanting to show those failed attempts. Perfection was the key, and the messy risk-taking that proceeded was nowhere to be seen. For this reason, they loved the table whiteboards because they wipe clean every time.
 
So is this behaviour symptomatic of why there is such a scary deficit in women taking up coding as a career choice? Do young girls take a dislike to coding because it can be a messy process with plenty of chances to get it wrong? I believe it’s certainly one factor, but think the problem stems from a number of culprits.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 8, 7:59 PM

Thanks to John Evans.

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E-Textiles Pilot Increases STEM Access for Girls » Lens on Learning

E-Textiles Pilot Increases STEM Access for Girls » Lens on Learning | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
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New ways to introduce coding....and STEM

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