We’ve grown so accustomed to technology that we hardly ever question how the machines and applications we use operate. What would once have looked like witchcraft to us has become mundane. But the need for high-skilled programmers has skyrocketed—so why aren’t more creative visionaries stepping up to learn code?
Raspberry Pi: a full blown computer the size of a deck of cards for under $50 al.com (blog) IMG_2076.JPG View full sizeThe size of a deck of cards and selling for under 50 bucks, the Raspberry Pi is designed to get kids into programming.
Many videogames let you cast your very own magic spells. Usually, this involves pressing the right button on your mouse. But in an experimental game called CodeSpells, performing acts of magic requires a bit more brain power.
Sure supercomputers are fast and powerful, but what do they really DO? This video explains how scientists and engineers use mathematical models to understand galaxies, viruses, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more.
Before you click over to Amazon to buy your little drool monster a book on Web design, IMACS can offer you a few examples of how to introduce computational thinking to children through easy activities that are familiar to you, even if you think you’re computationally challenged.
They figured that students needed only what's considered “computer literacy,” a grasp of the basics — Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
But learning computer science teaches kids how to think. The science itself teaches the 21st century skills, which are: critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration.
Could all the money and effort being pumped into education reform be missing something? Like, say, computer science?
Which is a little silly considering what a piece of cake it is to intrigue a distracted middle-schooler with electronics. As Powers says, “We find it easiest to integrate c.s. from the get-go. Kids love the creative nature of computing.”
Angelina: An AI That Makes Video Games - InventorSpot Inventorspot That fascinating program appears to have become the basis of much of the Computational Creativity Group's work, while The Dancing Salesman Problem serves as a reminder of the capabilities - and limitations - of AI.
All Things Digital Hopscotch iPad app looks to teach building blocks of coding to girls GigaOM Hopscotch is in good company when it comes to teaching programming on Apple's tablet: Codea, which is an iPad programming app that uses the Lua...
ICT excluded from Federal teacher training plan iT News “I'm personally a little concerned that the computational or abstract thinking that you need to be a good computer scientist is missing in the curriculum,” he said.
The Next Generation of Digital Creators Justmeans The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social innovation and change by using the company's technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management.