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Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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Coding for kids is as easy as Pi (Wired UK)

Coding for kids is as easy as Pi (Wired UK) | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
In an effort to make school-based ICT more than a matter of "MS Word, clip art and web research" a central London primary school held a creative activity day at which 240 children aged five to 11 learnt to write computer code (RT @LGHDLD: Fantastic...

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Innovation and creativity shown.

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Great data scientists are not only adept at coding but have creative intelligence, and a knack for storytelling, both verbally and visually

Great data scientists are not only adept at coding but have creative intelligence, and a knack for storytelling, both verbally and visually | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Data scientists are still in hot demand.

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How Diversity in Computer Programming Will Benefit Everyone

There are many obstacles for students to learn computer science. Whether or not one believes that everyone can be a programmer, the fact remains that 90 percent of high school students never even have the opportunity to learn.

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The very sad thing is that even teachers who want to help them have been limited in outreach. SC no longer wants but the computer teachers. well how many of them are in the areas of need and or centers of minorities. How do we help change this. CSTA has a project that is Computer Science for the High School teacher, but that's a little late , fortunately some of the CS$HS allow other teachers to work with them. But it should not be that the kids know and the teachers do not. HPCUniversity is starting a SIG to try to establish a MOOC and training. Contact Scott Lathrop. at NCSA. to be a member of the HPC SIG

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Making Big Data Visualization More Accessible | Intel Science & Technology Center for Big Data

Making Big Data Visualization More Accessible | Intel Science & Technology Center for Big Data | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

"The Intel Science & Technology Center for Big Data is devoting a lot of time and people to data visualization. We want to make data visualization more interactive.

... We’re designing visualizations and interfaces that allow users to interact with massive data sets, on displays ranging from phones to video walls. We assume that there is a DBMS behind such a visualization program. Moreover, when the visualization system runs a query, it may get back a fire hose of data that it was not expecting. Hence, visualizations have to be made scalable to large amounts of data. As well, we have to find ways to speed up visualization systems through prefetching and caching."
from source: http://istc-bigdata.org/


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ghbrett's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:49 PM

Another case where a Big Data center recognizes the need for data visualization tools that are more interactive. Also, these tools make drinking from the data firehose less overwhelming; allowing researchers to make meaning of the data quicker.

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Raspberry Pi Hits 2 Million Units Sold - Tom's Hardware Guide

Raspberry Pi Hits 2 Million Units Sold - Tom's Hardware Guide | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

“ Business Insider Raspberry Pi Hits 2 Million Units Sold Tom's Hardware Guide Early in October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation marked a special milestone. The charity revealed that one million Raspberry Pis have been manufactured in the UK.”


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Indiana University offering affordable online certificate in data science : IU Newsroom: Indiana University

Indiana University offering affordable online certificate in data science : IU Newsroom: Indiana University | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing has announced a new online program in data science.
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Computational Thinking: Celebrating Six Years of MSR-CMU Collaboration | Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

RT @SCSatCMU: Microsoft's Tony Hey + Dean Randy Bryant mark 6th year of Ctr for Computational Thinking on Thurs, http://t.co/uSxuuX5pM3
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Tynker

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Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.

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"A fun and engaging course for children in grades 4-8 to learn computer programming at home" - the guided video approach looks good - could be used with parental support at home or be school based.
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Educators call for reform in how programming is taught in schools - The Independent

Educators call for reform in how programming is taught in schools - The Independent | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

Teachers lacking the confidence to teach pupils computer programming skills need to change the way they approach their subject, a pioneering educator has said.

 

Rather than formally teaching programming, he says he provides the right environment for pupils to explore the subject themselves. He admits he could not possibly teach children everything they need to know about computing.


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Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology

Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, STEM education San Francisco, Technology training for girls, diversity learning, Social Entrepreneurship in San Francisco, Diversity, underrepresented youth, ruby training for kids, games for change...
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Visualizing Big Data in Milliseconds on Cheap Computers | MIT Technology Review

Visualizing Big Data in Milliseconds on Cheap Computers | MIT Technology Review | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
New database technology speeds up visualizations by as much as 70 times on ordinary computers.
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Chinese Supercomputer Is Still the World's Most Powerful - Wired

Chinese Supercomputer Is Still the World's Most Powerful - Wired | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
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Chinese Supercomputer Is Still the World's Most Powerful
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Although the Chinese are still sitting in the top spot, the U.S. is the leading consumer of supercomputers, with 265 of the top 500 systems.
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Women Gain in Some STEM Fields, but Not Computer Science

Women Gain in Some STEM Fields, but Not Computer Science | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
A new report shows that women receive a majority of bachelor’s degrees in psychology, biosciences and social sciences, but still a small minority of computer science and engineering degrees.
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:03 AM

The outreach to possible CS is hamperedby unfortunate models of outreach,

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Coding for Kids - Betchablog

Coding for Kids - Betchablog | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
This presentation takes you on a guided tour through some of the resources available to your students to help them learn the principles of creating code.

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Robotics | SRI International

Robotics | SRI International | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Robotics technology developed by SRI International includes medical robotics, some of which is used to perofrm robotic surgery, as well as other robot platforms.
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How cool is this!! lots of teachers can't afford Robotics... but if we think about it there are lowcost robots and gadgets like BEE bot for younger kids. We just have to write grants and involve parents. Videos help us. Thanks SRI

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Bee-Bot Home Page

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Robotic toys for very small students and ... Karen North , my friend uses them to teach parents and professors who don't program to understand programming-coding. Its a hoot to see how they then understand.

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5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

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Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
 

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Arduino gives new smarts to robot lawnmowers - DVICE

Arduino gives new smarts to robot lawnmowers - DVICE | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

“ DVICE Arduino gives new smarts to robot lawnmowers DVICE Once equipped with the Ardumower system, the robots will have access to ultrasonic sensors, gyroscopes, accelerometers, a compass, Bluetooth, and a pair of Arduino boards.”


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High Schoolers Build Satellite and NASA Launches It to Space

High Schoolers Build Satellite and NASA Launches It to Space | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
A satellite built by high schoolers was one of the 29 launched into space by NASA Tuesday night off the coast of Virginia.
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Life in the 3.0: How Brivo Labs is Making Your Physical Building a Social One - TopCoder, Inc.

Life in the 3.0: How Brivo Labs is Making Your Physical Building a Social One - TopCoder, Inc. | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be nice if the visions and dreams of the 3.0 actually came to fruition?
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For Everyone Tired of Hearing That Learning to Code Is Easy, the Real Scoop - Huffington Post

Last week, the man himself, Fred Wilson published a blog post about the importance of learning to code.

His decree was simple and straightforward: If You Aren't Technical, Get Technical. In particular, if you are a non-technical co-founder at a tech company...you must get technical.

 

But I think that Mr. Wilson is making the process of learning to code seem easier than it is, and I think its worth addressing the very real, but totally overcome-able, challenges of transitioning from non-techie to techie.

 

Coding isn't impossibly hard. It's just hard in the way that anything worth having is hard.

 

And if you break it down into smaller steps, it's downright... manageable :)

For everyone who has just needed someone to help them...


It is SO MUCH easier to learn to code when you have a community of people, whether instructors, fellow students, or friends, to help support and guide you.

 


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Susan Einhorn's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:18 AM

As Seymour Papert would say, learning to code is "hard fun". 

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Susan , I so agree. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Paul Herring's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:05 PM

I like  Susan Einhorn's insight:

As Seymour Papert would say, learning to code is "hard fun". 

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Whiz-kid teaches tech to MIT grads

Whiz-kid teaches tech to MIT grads | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Like many 13-year-olds, Quin Etnyre loves computer games. But this California teenager is now teaching technology classes to MIT graduates.
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5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code | Visual.ly

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code | Visual.ly | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
This infographic provides a deeper look into why it's beneficial for kids to learn how to code.

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4 Ways We’re Putting Science at the Center of Supercomputing

4 Ways We’re Putting Science at the Center of Supercomputing | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
4 Ways We’re Putting Science at the Center of Supercomputing http://t.co/HlUaIbesmD
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Google: Exploring Computational Thinking

Google Computational Thinking (Part of this morning's class. #computationalthinking http://t.co/Tk6oyHwLR1)
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great information...

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