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Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB®

Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB® | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
How can I build a robot, construct a space station on Mars or realise an adventurous new business venture? There can be no progress or innovation without mod...
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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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Computational Thinking for Teacher Education

Computational Thinking for Teacher Education | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

Specifically, teacher educators need to provide teachers with the content, pedagogy, and instructional strategies needed to incorporate computational thinking into their curricula and practice in meaningful ways, enabling their students to use its core concepts and dispositions to solve discipline-specific and interdisciplinary problems.


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CT has "... begun to have significant influence in multiple fields, including biology, journalism, finance, and archaeology,22 making it important to include computational thinking as a priority for K-12 education."
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Computational Thinking TVNZ

Lynfield College (2915) featuring in article about STEM in the classroom - ONE News (29/06/2017)
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Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student: The Teacher's Gettingstarted Guide | Ebook

Get your free audio book: http://npun.us/k/b01mg8mp96 Empower tomorrows tech innovatorsour students are avid users and consumers of technology. Isnt it tim
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Daydream in the Classroom: Immersive Learning - google AR and VR in the classroom - google expeditions

In addition to games and entertainment, VR and AR's unprecedented blend of interaction and immersion open up new and powerful educational experiences bot

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The 10 Coolest Things Being Built with Apple's ARKit Right Now 

The 10 Coolest Things Being Built with Apple's ARKit Right Now  | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Apple’s ARKit has been out for developers since it was announced last month. Because of the mind-boggling number of iPhones and iPads capable of running ARKit, the new tool is already spreading its augmented reality wings across the Internet thanks to a diverse set of developers. Here we take a look at some of the coolest publicly-shared AR projects …

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 17, 5:49 PM

If you're an Apple school, you've gotta check this out! 

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Until holodecks arrive, AR not VR will be where the action is

Until holodecks arrive, AR not VR will be where the action is | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
While I’m generally more of a hard-SF fan, I’m not above a little lighthearted fun where sci-fi is concerned – so I can enjoy a good Star Trek episode as much as the next person. And th…

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 17, 6:20 PM

This is interesting. 

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Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But
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Lego targets pre-Mindstorms minds with its Boost educational kit

Lego targets pre-Mindstorms minds with its Boost educational kit | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

Boost is an impressive kit. The five on-board building experiences cover a lot of ground, from a robot to a guitar, to quasi Lego “3D printer” that’s more like an assembly line Rube Goldberg-style device that pieces together its own Lego creations..


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Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences 

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences  | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
First demonstrated to theme park executives at the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore last month, Holovis’ R3ex (Rideable Realtime Robot Experiences) project combines virtual reality with four/six-axis robot arm amusement rides. The technology claims to offer the rider genuine interactivity and ‘complete agency’ over the experience, including real-time control of the motion profile. Theme parks …

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 15, 6:04 PM

Might be beyond budget, but still cool. ;)

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9 Best Pi Programming Resources to Put Your Raspberry Pi to Use

9 Best Pi Programming Resources to Put Your Raspberry Pi to Use | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Because many Raspberry Pi operating systems include development tools, it's a solid pick to learn programming. Check out these best Pi Programming resources to put your Raspberry Pi to use.

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A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel

A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
There's no getting around the fact that artificial intelligence will upend our world—but human empathy can't be coded.
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​Raspberry Pi simulator lets you start tinkering without even owning a Pi - TechRepublic

​Raspberry Pi simulator lets you start tinkering without even owning a Pi - TechRepublic | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Microsoft is building an online Raspberry Pi simulator that allows users to write code to control hardware.

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Paul Herring's curator insight, June 21, 6:44 AM
This is a great idea!
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- CSTA Professional Development Pipeline-Self Assessing

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This pipeline will: Personalize learning plans that guide a teacher in selecting the PD pathway that best meets their current and future needs and interests.
Create PD-based communities that provide greater support for teachers who pursue or complete various PD programs.

Certify PD completion in the form of digital badging and certificates so that teachers can provide authenticated evidence to their schools regarding PD they complete. ·

Track PD over time via a digital portfolio that further assists a teacher in selecting future PD options and manage their overall career development.
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Computer Animation as a Vehicle for Teaching Computational Thinking

Several platforms and programming languages exist nowadays designed and built to help educators introduce kids and youngsters into computational thinking
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Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problemsolving Focus | Ebook

Get your free audio book: http://hlmp.us/k/b00ctz2fx4 Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-solving Focus introduce
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Summer Code-A-Thon | Coding for Kids | Tynker

Summer Code-A-Thon | Coding for Kids | Tynker | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Tynker’s Summer Code-A-Thon is a free 10-week series of fun coding projects to keep kids minds sharp over summer break with a chance to win awesome prizes!

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Google beta testing brand-new Google Search Console design

Google beta testing brand-new Google Search Console design | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Check out these screen shots of the new Google Search Console user interface.

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OUTSOURCING NETWORK INTELLIGENCE's curator insight, July 18, 11:42 AM

Une nouvelle interface pour la Google Search Console !

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Drone camp gives girls lofty career ambitions

Drone camp gives girls lofty career ambitions | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
A passionate science educator uses drones as the vehicle to encourage more young women into careers in science and technology.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 17, 6:22 PM

Hey, great idea! Hope to steal...er, borrow...it. ;)

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'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' lets you train your light saber skills in augmented reality

'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' lets you train your light saber skills in augmented reality | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Use the Force (in AR, at least).
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Opinion | Video Games Aren’t Addictive

Opinion | Video Games Aren’t Addictive | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Playing them is normal behavior that at worst is a waste of time.
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Kids, AI devices, and intelligent toys – MIT MEDIA LAB – Medium

Kids, AI devices, and intelligent toys – MIT MEDIA LAB – Medium | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

The dichotomy between machines and living things is narrowing. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is embedded in all kinds of technology, from robots to social networks. This affects the youngest among us as we see the emergence of an “Internet of Toys.” The trend is what prompted us to explore the impact of those “smart,” interconnected playthings on children.


Beyond ethical and security issues, the emergence of these devices raises serious questions about how children’s interactions with smart toys may influence their perceptions of intelligence, cognitive development, and social behavior. So, our long-term research objectives are motivated by the following questions: How could exposure to, or interaction with, these smart bots affect children? What are the short- and long-term cognitive and civic implications? What design considerations could we propose to address the ethical concerns surrounding these issues?


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'4D Toys' is a Unique VR Puzzler 

'4D Toys' is a Unique VR Puzzler  | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Marc ten Bosch’s side project 4D Toys is a unique physics-based toy box using the game engine he created for Miegakure, a groundbreaking 4D puzzle-platformer. Launched on June 2nd for SteamVR and iOS, the app simulates an environment with a fourth spatial dimension, where players can freely manipulate four-dimensional objects with dynamic physics. Starting the …

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 15, 6:07 PM

Check this out!

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Ladies of Industry: Melanie Stegman

Ladies of Industry: Melanie Stegman | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Hey everyone! This episode's guest is Melanie Stegman. She's got a videogame up on kickstarter, so be sure to head over there and support her game! Melanie Stegman   Title: Biochemist Game Designer & Owner of Molecular Jig Games Other Title: Director of The Science Game Center Street Cred: Ph.
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This is one smart lady and my friend! Check out her games.
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Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics — and American computer science students are unsurprised

Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics — and American computer science students are unsurprised | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
“We don’t care enough about teaching computer science": American programming students on why our STEM ed lags

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 I studied and participated with Russian teachers and students. We have dismissed gifted and talented in many areas. We do not support CT and Cyberlearning as we do sports. Many of our students don't have a way to learn about CT unless they self initiate. There is also here a built in scaffolding of who teaches it and who gets to learn. Very competitive in Russia. VERY.  Longer school hours. No pullouts, dedication to a theme of learning in institutes with mentor teachers.
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NEW! Teach Coding with Tynker’s LEGO WeDo Course

NEW! Teach Coding with Tynker’s LEGO WeDo Course | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
We’ve just released a new course that teaches your students to program with the LEGO WeDo 2.0! This fun course introduces the basics of block-based coding and computational thinking, and helps your students build competency with computer science and problem-solving. 

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