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Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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2013 Supercomputing Conference - HPCwire

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  Feature Articles from SC13   (Stay Tuned Today for the #SC13 Research Highlights Editor's Picks, several coming today - http://t.co/JNc57OcLPf)
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Code Acts: How Computer Code Configures Learning | DMLcentral

Code Acts: How Computer Code Configures Learning | DMLcentral | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Computer code is rapidly becoming a mature part of contemporary collective life.

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" Code introduces algorithmic processes into cultural, political and economic existence, soliciting and inciting people to do things and animating, patterning and coordinating everyday life."

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Coding & Computational Thinking

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Janice Mertes InnovativeTechIn2 is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math | TechCrunch

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math | TechCrunch | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

by Frederic Lardinois

 

"If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the Wolfram Problem Generator, that turns the “computational knowledge engine” on its head.

 

"The Problem Generator – which is available to all Wolfram Alpha Pro subscribers now – creates random practice questions for students, and Wolfram Alpha then helps them find the answers step-by-step.

 

"Right now, the Generator covers six subjects: arithmetic, number theory, algebra, calculus, linear algebra and statistics. The difficulty of the questions can be tuned down for students in elementary school and tuned up for those in college calculus classes. As the company notes in today’s announcements, the material for students in elementary and secondary schools closely follows the Common Core Standards initiative."


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Programming 'a way to express yourself' - The Japan News

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Programming 'a way to express yourself'
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“You're not just learning computational ideas, you'are also learning design and problem-solving skills,” he said. “You're learning how to take a complex problem, break it down into simple parts.
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Learning programming is useful for every child, no matter what field they will work in when they grow up, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Mitchel Resnick, who developed the Scratch educational programming tool.<br><br>Parents may think children do not need to learn programming if they are not going to become a professional computer programmer. However, Resnick believes children can acquire valuable skills that can be applied in many aspects of life.<br><br>“You’re not just learning computational ideas, you’are also learning design and problem-solving skills,” he said. “You’re learning how to take a complex problem, break it down into simple parts. You learn how to identify problems and fix them.”<br>
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Innovative Education Apps: Augmented Reality Painting

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Innovative Education Apps: Augmented Reality Painting


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10 Best Resources for Raspberry Pi Owners

10 Best Resources for Raspberry Pi Owners | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? If you haven

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Should Everyone Learn Computer Programming?

Should Everyone Learn Computer Programming? | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
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John Purificati's comment, November 14, 2013 6:22 AM
Most drivers don't know all there is to know about an internal combustion engine. Most know a bit. Perhaps a similar analogy.
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Interesting.

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Treehouse for iPad Makes Learning to Code on the Go Simple - Lifehacker

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Treehouse for iPad Makes Learning to Code on the Go Simple
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iPad: We're fans of the learn to code company Treehouse's web app because it makes learning design and coding fun.

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CS4HS HOA Series- Computational Thinking with Aemon Cannon

CS4HS HOA Series- Computational Thinking with Aemon Cannon

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Paul Herring's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:07 PM

A Video on Computational Thinking & Scratch from a Google engineer

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Teach a Kid to Code and Unlock Their Future - TopCoder, Inc.

Teach a Kid to Code and Unlock Their Future - TopCoder, Inc. | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
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Here is another nudg to help you enter the coding space.

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Augmented Reality, Seen Through Meta Glasses - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Augmented Reality, Seen Through Meta Glasses
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For one inventor, the next phase of augmented reality started with the Kinect and a pair of Ray-Bans sunglasses.

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Future directions in computing - BBC News

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Future directions in computing
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The original goal of the field was to use biomolecules to beat electronic computers at solving large complex problems.
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Are you ready for computing? - SecEd

How can schools inspire both their students and staff to embrace the new computing curriculum next year? Wendy Devolder offers her advice.
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Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

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As Finland looks to boost its profile as an international startup hub, the country is turning its attention toward tech-oriented youth training programs.
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Programming Power? Does Learning to Code Empower Kids? | DMLcentral

Programming Power? Does Learning to Code Empower Kids? | DMLcentral | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
The idea that young people should learn to code has become a global educational aspiration in the last few years. What kinds of questions should digital media and learning researchers ask about these developments?

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HOPSCOTCH

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Designed specifically for kids, Hopscotch is an open-ended, single-player iPad app, similar to Scratch, that simplifies the creation of animations, stories, and games by breaking down the complex programming of sprites and text into intuitive and...


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One Man's Dream to Build a Supercomputer From Cellphone Chips | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

One Man's Dream to Build a Supercomputer From Cellphone Chips | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Alex Ramirez wants to build a supercomputer that's six times as powerful as Tianhe-2, the Chinese machine that's ranked as the world's most powerful.
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Is Coding the New Second Language?

Is Coding the New Second Language? | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Kids may know their way around a computer, but in order to get a job in the new economy, they will have to know how to write a program, not just use one
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Good reasons to read this article. Workforce development, programmig optionos and how they might be a factor.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

"This evening I’ve been playing with the free iPad app “Hopscotch,” which I’m planning to use for a four part / two week introductory unit on coding on the iPad with my 4th and 5th grade STEM students. (@iesSTEM) I’ve worked quite a bit with Scratch software from MIT, but this is my first time to “seriously play” with Hopscotch. Hopscotch is similar to Scratch, as a block-based (or icon-based) programming environment, but it is MUCH more limited with fewer available coding blocks. Despite these limitations, it appears to be a great app to use when introducing students to coding. And, it’s FREE! Since I have an iPad cart to use with students in my STEM classroom, but not full-day access to one of our school’s Windows-based computer labs, an iPad-based coding solution / app like Hopscotch is preferable for me now over Scratch. (Scratch is still flash-based, so although it’s web-based it doesn’t work completely on iPads. I’ve tried using Scratch on flash-friendly iPad browser apps like iSwifter and Puffin, but haven’t found the experience very good… yet.)"


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The Secret Ingredient in Computational Creativity - MIT Technology Review

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The Secret Ingredient in Computational Creativity
MIT Technology Review
It begins with finding a problem, gathering information about it, thinking about it and then generating ideas, sometimes by combining old ones together.
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IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.

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She++ fellowships aim to spread the gospel that coding is cool | SiliconBeat

She++ fellowships aim to spread the gospel that coding is cool | SiliconBeat | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

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