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Innovations in ICT teaching: a Guardian roundtable debate

Innovations in ICT teaching: a Guardian roundtable debate | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Children are to be taught how to programme computers in a move to create the technological innovators of the future...

 

Last August, Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, ignited debate among educators, industrialists and policy-makers when he revealed that he was "flabbergasted to learn that, today, computer science isn't even taught as standard in UK schools". He went on: "Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made. That is just throwing away your great computing heritage."


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Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do. "It requires structured thinking, ability to abstract details away, and there’s little margin for error--one little typo and your program might do something entirely different from what you wanted," says game developer Rui Viana. "The real world just doesn’t work like that, so it’s hard to get your head around it." Which is precisely why Viana created Cargo-Bot, a simple iPad app that turns "thinking like a computer" into a genuinely addictive puzzle game. It’s like
Angry Birds crossed with Codecademy, and it’s total genius.


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