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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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What films? Sundance crowd can't wait to try virtual reality

What films? Sundance crowd can't wait to try virtual reality | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
This year's Sundance Film Festival saw an explosion of interest in VR. We chat with some of the festivalgoers strapping on a virtual-reality headset for the very first time.
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Smart and Connected Communities for Learning:A Cyberlearning Innovation Lab |

May 2-6, 2016 Menlo Park, California Application Deadline: March 1, 2016 Apply to Attend the Innovation Lab The Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning along with KnowInnovation will host a weeklong workshop to catalyze research concepts...

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Kids Can Learn to Code Games Outside the Classroom

Kids Can Learn to Code Games Outside the Classroom | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

Programmer says kids have lots of opportunities outside classrooms to learn how to create and develop their own games.

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Our favorite virtual reality filmmakers at Sundance explain how to make great VR

Our favorite virtual reality filmmakers at Sundance explain how to make great VR | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
One of the first pieces of virtual reality to really, truly blow me away was a 360-degree video called Strangers with Patrick Watson. A short performance starring Canadian musician Patrick Watson,...
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U is a beautiful shape for your journal article

Official Full-Text Publication: U is a beautiful shape for your journal article on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.
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40 Coding Classes, Websites, Games, and Apps for Kids

40 Coding Classes, Websites, Games, and Apps for Kids | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

If you're looking for excellent coding or pre-coding classes, games, toys, and apps, for your kids to learn to code, you'll find everything you need here. | See more about Coding, Teaching Kids and Apps.

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Teaching Kids to Code with TouchDevelop

Teaching Kids to Code with TouchDevelop | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Teaching Kids to Code with touchdevelop.com, a website developed by Microsoft to teach children how to read and write code.

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Getting Nerdy with Arduino | E-learning | Raspb...

Getting Nerdy with Arduino | E-learning | Raspb... | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

The first thing I needed to do was get used to using Arduino and some simple projects. My first one was making a LED turn on. It was just plugging a few things in and running the code, but it was cool to watch it turn on because I did it.

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Cyberlearning 2016: Designing for Deeper, Broader, and More Equitable Learning | CIRCL Cyberlearning

Cyberlearning 2016: Designing for Deeper, Broader, and More Equitable Learning | CIRCL Cyberlearning | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
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Approximately 150 leading researchers along with students, educators, designers, industry experts, and other stakeholders will work together for two days at Cyberlearning 2016 to accelerate the community’s collective work and impact. Cyberlearning 2016 builds upon three prior successful meetings in 2015, 2014, and 2013, which inspired the community to identify issues of common interest and ignited joint efforts among participants. Cyberlearning 2016 participants will seek to address important questions and issues including:

How can cyberlearning help empower the next generation of diverse learners?How can we create innovative technologies that draw upon sound theories of learning through productive collaborations among researchers, designers, learners, and formal and informal educators?How can we foster an inclusive design community that balances real world problems and settings with promising cyberlearning approaches?How can we integrate contributions from multiple research projects for broader impact (e.g., combining our theories or combining our tools into a common infrastructure)?
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Supporting Computational Algorithmic Thinking

Supporting Computational Algorithmic Thinking | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Supporting Computational Algorithmic Thinking (SCAT) is a longitudinal between-subjects research project exploring how African-American middle-school girls develop computational algorithmic thinkin...
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Virtual Reality and the IoT Can Fuel a Connected, Gesture-Driven Classroom

Virtual Reality and the IoT Can Fuel a Connected, Gesture-Driven Classroom | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

From medicine to science and engineering, VR and related technologies could soon change teaching and learning.

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Microsoft and other computing giants get together to define new framework for K-12 computer science

Microsoft and other computing giants get together to define new framework for K-12 computer science | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Computer science is becoming important for each and every student to understand, so organizations like Code are working to set computer education standards.

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Python overtakes French as the most popular language taught in primary schools | Information Age

Python overtakes French as the most popular language taught in primary schools | Information Age | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

Six out of ten parents – and 75% of children – want primary schools to teach the Python coding language instead of French 

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Using Virtual Reality to Make Experiments More Realistic

Using Virtual Reality to Make Experiments More Realistic | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.

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Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality Education | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
We plan to provide fully Immersive Virtual Reality Education experiences to help educate students of all ages.
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Tokyo Tech Students Design a Prototype for an Interactive Mixed Reality Design Tool

Tokyo Tech Students Design a Prototype for an Interactive Mixed Reality Design Tool | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Within the next few years virtual reality is going to be a huge part of our lives. Not only will it affect the way that we consume media like movies, television and video games, but it will be integrated with our social media experiences, shopping, business meetings and it will even offer us the...

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Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.

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5 Exciting Activities for Kids to Learn Coding on a Raspberry Pi by Matthew Hughes

5 Exciting Activities for Kids to Learn Coding on a Raspberry Pi by Matthew Hughes | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
One of the best gifts you can possibly give your child is an education in computer programming. Here’s five simple ways to teach your child how to code with the Raspberry Pi.

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Some really great ideas here from the most basic programming to more complex learning.
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Meet Krishna Madhavan -CIRCL Cyberlearning

Meet Krishna Madhavan -CIRCL Cyberlearning | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

CIRCL perspectives offer a window into the many different worlds of various stakeholders in the cyberlearning community–what drives their work, what they need to be successful, and what they think the community should be doing.

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Krishna Madhavan is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University.

How did you get into cyberlearning?

My background is in mathematics and computer science. When I was a graduate student, somebody mentioned these systems that can translate what you say into a different language. I speak six languages, so I thought what was the best pathway for me to be helping people translate language? Somebody suggested I look into applied linguistics or computational linguistics. So I read a bunch about it. I went off and did a Masters in German, and ended up writing some language translation code. Then when I came to Purdue, and we had all these international students coming in and working as TAs in STEM courses, and their English language skills weren’t great. The state had a rule (I think or at least the university did) that everybody who was a TA had to go through this test that includes spoken English to evaluate if they are at a level to teach in a classroom. As a TA myself, they made me go take this test. I had to sit in front of this tape machine and record responses, turning it on and off at the right time. It was a real drag. I asked my advisor at that time: How can I change this stuff? She suggested writing some assessment code to help capture and automatically grade stuff, route it cooperatively to raters, and so on. So I said okay, let me learn how to do that. I ended up writing a system that Purdue used to evaluate TAs. And that’s how I got into computer-assisted assessment systems.

 
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Announcing Wolfram Programming Lab—Wolfram Blog

Announcing Wolfram Programming Lab—Wolfram Blog | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
Easily learn programming and computational thinking with the Wolfram Programming Lab environment. Jump in and explore or learn systematically.
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Master Unity By Building 6 Fully Featured Games From Scratch

Master Unity By Building 6 Fully Featured Games From Scratch | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

Learn How To Plan, Design, Create And Publish Your Games On Any Platform Using Unity Game Engine

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What is Computational Thinking? #CTMindset - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall

What is Computational Thinking? #CTMindset - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
I want people to realize that the concept of coding happens all the time in many classrooms. Kids tinker, make, solve problems, collaborate and challenge each other all the time. I’d argue that most teachers already do most of this list, without the awareness.

The Hour of Code movement is great because it raises awareness but does little from the aforementioned list. HOC is a superb entry point but not a destination.

Coding isn’t the only way to demonstrate these skills – and technology isn’t even required.

I’ve been pushing coding for close to a decade now and am pleased to see it finally get some traction (and there were many before me). Now it is time for a next step. As such, I am proposing a new hashtag #CTMindset (Computational Thinking Mindset) to remind us how people think, computers think and technology works. If we can combine the three, maybe there is some hope.

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Microsoft and Code.org want to teach kids to code with Minecraft - CNET

Microsoft and Code.org want to teach kids to code with Minecraft - CNET | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it

The popular block-building-sandbox game is creeping into the third annual Hour of Code, a worldwide campaign to spark students' interest in programming.

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Choose to Code from Microsoft

Choose to Code from Microsoft | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING | Scoop.it
The first 400 teachers to complete Choose to Code can receive $750 in classroom funding from DonorsChoose.org.

Choose to Code guides your students through a series of online tutorials, walking them through the process of creating and publishing their own website.

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