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Learners today have the amazing potential to produce their own digital content. But one challenge ahead is to counter a culture where users simply consume digital content rather than engage in the creative process to produce their own.
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Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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Getting boys -- and girls -- interested in computer coding - Education By The Numbers

Getting boys -- and girls -- interested in computer coding - Education By The Numbers | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Thanks to the glorification of Silicon Valley riches and a desire to inspire more of the next generation of children to pursue science and technology careers, computer coding instruction for children is spreading like wildfire around the United States. Code.org...
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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

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Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.    
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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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Bits and Bytes: A game to teach coding to children

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Bits & Bytes is an exciting new card game that teaches children the fundamentals of computer coding (A great idea to help children learn about coding from @bitsbytes_cards - http://t.co/s8DNjYqZqE...
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Schoologiq on Twitter: Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an ad... http://t.co/0dKCzIHpjK

Schoologiq on Twitter: Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an ad... http://t.co/0dKCzIHpjK | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an ad... http://t.co/0dKCzIHpjK
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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill

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Programming is the start not the end: let’s develop computational thinking and problem solving skills

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I wholeheartedly support the high-profile initiatives to get more children programming, especially as part of the rethinking of the ICT curriculum in UK schools. The publication of the Royal Society’s report Shut down or restart?

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Computational Thinking - a 4 step approach and a new pedagogy

A 4 step approach to solving real problems with Computational Thinking. A method and approach for use in the secondary school enviornment.


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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

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Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.


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Algorithmic Composition: Computational Thinking in Music

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The composer still composes but also gets to take a programming-enabled journey of musical discovery.

 

Non-specialists may be disappointed that composition includes seemingly arbitrary, uninspired formal methods and calculation.c What we shall see here is that calculation has been part of the Western composition tradition for at least 1,000 years, This article outlines the history of algorithmic composition from the pre- and post-digital computer age, concentrating, but not exclusively, on how it developed out of the avant-garde Western classical tradition in the second half of the 20th century. 


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Programming != Computer Science

For most students, computer science means lots of high-level coding, screens with black backgrounds and green text, and an esoteric subject. When students hear the term computer science, many think...

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Google: Exploring Computational Thinking

Google Computational Thinking (RT @MrMcKune: Exploring Computational Thinking - lessons and examples http://t.co/8sspnMdqw6 #GCSEComputing)
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Computational Thinking: How To Get It, and Why It’s Important « Annie Murphy Paul


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Teaching Computer Science Without Touching a Computer

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A group of children on a playground, each kid clutching a slip of paper with a number on it, moves along a line drawn in chalk, comparing numbers as they go and sorting themselves into ascending order from one to 10. Another group of children, sitting in a circle, passes...
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Making the Grade: Coding for Kids

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ScratchJr teaches children ages 5-7 how to program interactive stories and games.
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Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals

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The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals. (RT @edutopia: New!
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Get Cracking on Learning Computer Code

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Apps use different approaches in teaching the basics of coding; some offer interactive lessons, while others take the form of a game. (There's an app for that!
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Minecraft add-on LearnToMod aims to teach children coding skills

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Developer ThoughtSTEM will release programming tool in October following 150-student beta test. By Stuart Dredge

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Wait until my daughter gets a hold of this!

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Evolving the definition of Computational thinking

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What Cutting Edge Looks Like In A School - Forbes

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What is so special is that through coding, kids can practice computational thinking which is basically a great way to build designing/prototyping skills in kids.

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Computational thinking? Algorithms? Why all the jargon? - ICT in Education -

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The new Computing Programme of Study has been criticised not only for its content, but also for th...

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The new Computing Programme of Study has been criticised not only for its content, but also for the terminology it uses. In particular, it speaks about “computational thinking”, “algorithms” and “decomposition”. “Surely”, the argument goes, “they could have used ordinary everyday language?”

Had “they” decided to do that, there would no doubt have had so many people panicking about it all. So, it’s a compelling suggestion. It just happens to be wrong.

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Computer Science: The Future of Education

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Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.

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Is Computer Programming Hard? Not if You Have These 7 Characteristics!

Is Computer Programming Hard? Not if You Have These 7 Characteristics! | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
The truth is that not everyone can hack it as a computer programmer. It takes a unique set of characteristics to succeed in this field. We enlisted some programming pros to identify what it takes to hack it in this career.

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CFParticipation: DH Bridge – Encouraging Computational Thinking and Digital Skills in the Humanities | Digital Humanities Now

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RT @dhnow: CFParticipation: DH Bridge - Encouraging Computational Thinking and Digital Skills in the Humanities http://t.co/SyQTWYmWqr
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Coding camp graduates are snagging jobs and higher salaries, says new survey

Coding camp graduates are snagging jobs and higher salaries, says new survey | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
A new survey from CourseReport shows coding camps do well with post-graduate employment, and not so well with diversity.

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