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Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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Smithsonian X 3D

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"Smithsonian X 3D launches a set of use cases which apply various 3D capture methods to iconic collection objects, as well as scientific missions. These projects indicate that this new technology has the potential not only to support the Smithsonian mission, but to transform museum core functions. Researchers working in the field may not come back with specimens, but with 3D data documenting a site or a find. Curators and educators can use 3D data as the scaffolding to tell stories or send students on a quest of discovery. Conservators can benchmark today’s condition state of a collection item against a past state – a deviation analysis of 3D data will tell them exactly what changes have occurred. All of these uses cases are accessible through the Beta Smithsonian X 3D Explorer, as well as videos documenting the project. For many of the 3D models, raw data can be downloaded to support further inquiry and 3D printing." ...
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New BU Initiative to Boost STEM Education - BU Today

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As part of the BU's STEM Education Initiatives, ENG's Joyce Y. Wong (left) will direct a new University effort to recruit and advance women in STEM fields.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:43 AM

Step 1:  Have more elementary teachers demonstrate Science rather than working on worksheets.  

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How to Make a Computer (in 107 Seconds)

Kano is the first computer kit for everybody. Make, play, code, and level yourself up. Coming to Kickstarter on November 19th. Sign up: http://kano.me
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UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi ...

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UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi Linux Cluster for Education Campus Technology The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel...
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All hail the GoogleBots: Here's a look at the 7 robot companies Google just acquired

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Somehow, Google acquired seven robotics companies without anyone noticing. The companies, all of which have been scooped up in the last year or so, are all a part of former Android boss Andy Rubins...
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Autodesk Maya 3D Modeling & Animation – iD Tech Camps for Teens | iD Tech

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3D Modeling & Animation camps for teens. Weeklong summer program held at top universities. Use Maya to develop detailed 3D models & characters, then bring creations to life through animation.
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UW Research on Gaming and Robotics to Boost Math Learning Supported by ... - AZoRobotics

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Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?
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Micro Python Brings Python to MCU Boards and Robots (Crowdfunding)

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“ Micro Python is an implementation of the Python programming language, written from scratch and optimized to run on micro-controllers such as the ones based on ARM Cortex-M cores.”


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The latest language-learning trend has nothing to do with words. - New York Magazine

For most people, software programming’s social cachet falls below that of tax preparation. But it’s catching fire among forward-thinking New York parents, who see it as endowing their children both with a strategically valuable skill and a habit for IQ-multiplying intellectual rigor. 

 

 

The goal isn’t necessarily for everyone to become a computer-science engineer, just as when you teach people how to write English, the goal isn’t for everybody to become an author,  The point is that it’s a very important way of analyzing the world, thinking about the world, interacting with the world, and manipulating the world. It is a fundamental enabling skill that is applicable across the widest imaginable set of domains.”

 

Similar sentiments can be heard throughout the techopolis. Paul Johnson, a 43-year-old software developer who himself started to learn coding at the age of 6, has told his kindergartner that he can play any computer game he wants so long as he writes it himself; father and son are working on a program together now. “It’s almost a Renaissance education,” Johnson says. “It involves storytelling, it involves art and creativity, it involves rigorous mathematics, and all of this has to work together, so you see directly how they relate to each other.”


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Computer Science Teachers Association: Getting and Keeping Computer Science Teachers in K-12

Computer Science Teachers Association: Getting and Keeping Computer Science Teachers in K-12 http://t.co/4HgddHtt3S
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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

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“ Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.”


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Paul Herring's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:10 PM

What a great idea!

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NASA Goddard joins new virtual research institute - Phys.Org

NASA Goddard joins new virtual research institute - Phys.Org | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
NASA Goddard joins new virtual research institute
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Researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:22 AM

All three of my students are studying Physics this year.  I need to let them know about Phys.org  #mathchat  #edtech #eci831

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CASC | The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation | XSEDE, NSF Release Cloud Survey Report

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

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"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 11:53 AM

Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:51 PM

Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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Riding big data wave to smart cities of the future

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THE next wave of big data will create smart cities and transport services capable of offering personalised advice to commuters, an international expert says.

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So Much Computing Power, So Little Understanding - Wall Street Journal (blog)

So Much Computing Power, So Little Understanding - Wall Street Journal (blog) | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
So Much Computing Power, So Little Understanding
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“Those engineering skills are about dismantling problems, breaking them down and solving those little problems, then putting them all back together.
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Funding announced to help teachers prepare for new computing curriculum

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The Department for Education (DfE) has announced £1.1 million of funding for the British Computer Society (BCS) to help teachers prepare for the new computing curriculum, which will be taught in schools from September 2014.

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Paul Herring's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:53 PM

“... this funding will mean that primary school teachers - even those with little or no experience in teaching computing - will be able to deliver it.” - as far as I know, similar funding has not yet been allocated in Australia.

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Tynker Creates Tutorials for Code.org to Bring Free Interactive Courses to ... - PR Web (press release)

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An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings - MIT Technology Review

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MIT Technology Review An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings MIT Technology Review This was thanks to the new technology, which allowed force detectors on the digits of his prosthetic hand to convey touch information directly to three pea-sized...

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Got an Hour? CU-Boulder Program Lets You Build a Video Game, Learn to Code - HispanicBusiness.com

Got an Hour? CU-Boulder Program Lets You Build a Video Game, Learn to Code HispanicBusiness.com Students can use the same tools and their new computational thinking skills to build science simulations--the coding needed to lay out what should...
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Science in a Complex World - Big Data: Opportunity or Threat?

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RT @sfi_news: SFI's Chris Wood on whether Big Data and predictive analytics are an opportunity or threat http://t.co/g4bGtLAFTi
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7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

With society becoming more and more reliant on technology it is incumbent upon leaders to harness the power of digital technologies in order to create school cultures that are transparent, relevant, meaningful, engaging, and inspiring. In order to set the stage for increasing achievement and to establish a greater sense of community pride for the work being done in our schools, we must begin to change the way we lead.


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Coding… | SITE Blog

Coding… | SITE Blog | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
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Steps to think about .. coding.. programming.. let's do oit.

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Hour of Code | 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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Paul Herring's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:32 PM

Tynker’s 8 free new Hour of Code tutorials are:

1. Puppy Adventure Mini—a Beginner coding puzzle;
2. Maze Craze—a Beginner maze game;
3. Puppy Play Time—a free play activity for Beginners;
4. Lost in Space—a Beginner coding puzzle;
5. Sketch Racer—an Intermediate coding puzzle;
6. Space Zombies—an Intermediate Build-a-Game tutorial;
7. Puppy Adventure Complete—an Intermediate puzzle and debugging tutorial; and
8. Math Art—an Intermediate tutorial to learn how to program to draw shapes.

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Bootstrap teaches algebra though computer coding - The Boston Globe

Bootstrap teaches algebra though computer coding - The Boston Globe | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
A software engineer at Trip Advisor, Bill Stitson finds himself every Tuesday at the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester helping sixth-graders learn algebra by making video games. No, it’s not a pushover class.
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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:24 AM

Great idea! #mathchat #edtech #eci831