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Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn: What is Computational Thinking?

Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn: What is Computational Thinking? | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
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It’s logical: Prof Muffy Calder to celebrate Boole bicentenary in Cork

It’s logical: Prof Muffy Calder to celebrate Boole bicentenary in Cork | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
The computer scientist and former chief scientific adviser to Scotland, Prof Muffy Calder, believes informed citizens need to understand computational thinking.
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District May Implement STEM-Focused Curriculum

District May Implement STEM-Focused Curriculum | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
The Washington School District is considering implementing Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a STEM-focused curriculum and teacher professional development program.
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Ireland needs to switch on or be left behind in computer science

Ireland needs to switch on or be left behind in computer science | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
While we have computers in schools, and a proposed coding short course is a step in the right direction, we are way behind in computational thinking and there’s no clear national policy on computer science
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Neelie Kroes: programmeren moet verplicht vak op basisschool worden - IT Pro - Nieuws - Tweakers

Neelie Kroes: programmeren moet verplicht vak op basisschool worden - IT Pro - Nieuws - Tweakers | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
Programmeren moet een verplicht vak op de basisschool worden. Daarvoor pleit Eurocommissaris Neelie Kroes van ict-zaken. "Je leert lezen, je leert schrijven, en je leert programmeren", zo zei Kroes vrijdag in een interview met Tweakers.
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Programmeren (voor alle kinderen) is hip maar geen hype

Programmeren (voor alle kinderen) is hip maar geen hype | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
Leren programmeren heeft een algemeen vormende waarde en is nuttig als voorbereiding op een razendsnel veranderende digitale wereld. Maar 'programmeren' in het onderwijscurriculum heeft enkel zin wanneer het ingebed is in de bredere context van de informaticawetenschappen. Daarenboven heeft onze kenniseconomie ook baat bij een pool van jong talent die technologische vooruitgang mee kan sturen.
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"Programmeren moet verplicht vak op school worden"

"Programmeren moet verplicht vak op school worden" | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
De Hasseltse professor Frank Neven wil van programmeren een verplicht vak op school maken. "Willen we een voortrekkersrol blijven spelen, dan zullen we mensen moeten opleiden."
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Platooning experiments with Lego Mindstorms robotic vehicles - YouTube

A short video documenting some experiments with a multivehicle platoon built from components of the popular Lego Mindstorms set. The whole platoon is command...
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HOWTO create a Line Following Robot using Mindstorms - LEGO Reviews & Videos

HOWTO create a Line Following Robot using Mindstorms - LEGO Reviews & Videos | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
The easy way of learning how to built your own Line follower Robot using a PID Controller without any of the mathematical expressions that you will find on most tutorials. Code included! The first thing you have thought about after unboxing your LEGO Mindstorms was building the first robot, and just after that you would ...read more
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Digital Technologies: Facilitating Computational Thinking with Scratch

Digital Technologies: Facilitating Computational Thinking with Scratch | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
The new Australian Curriculum will change the way that Australian ICT teachers teach. In the past the teaching of ICT was, for the most part, user focused where students were seen as merely consume...
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How Torres Strait Islander Girls Are Learning To Code To Help Their Communities

How Torres Strait Islander Girls Are Learning To Code To Help Their Communities | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
When Aboriginals from the Torres Strait Island need support, they turn to their daughters. No, really. In a culture whose history goes back 50,000 yea...
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Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools | Jim Chalmers and Tim Watts

Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools | Jim Chalmers and Tim Watts | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
Unchecked, automation will destroy many skilled jobs and push people into insecure, unskilled work. The winners will be those who learn how to code
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Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to 'Change the World'

Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to 'Change the World' | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
New national curriculum gives pupils the computational thinking to "understand and change the world"
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‘Iedereen programmeren’ tijdens Codeweek 2015 - Emerce

‘Iedereen programmeren’ tijdens Codeweek 2015 - Emerce | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
In een groot aantal Europese lidstaten vindt van 10 t/m 17 oktober dit jaar de Codeweek 2015 plaats. Stichting Kennisnet en ECP zijn vandaag gestart met de voorbereidingen voor de 2e editie van de Nederlandse Codeweek. Met activiteiten en programma’s op scholen en in het land stimuleren de initiatiefnemers hiermee kinderen, jongeren, ouders en docenten om te leren programmeren.
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Computational thinking and tinkering: Exploration of an early childhood robotics curriculum

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"Programmeren moet verplicht vak op school worden"

"Programmeren moet verplicht vak op school worden" | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
De Hasseltse professor Frank Neven wil van programmeren een verplicht vak op school maken. "Willen we een voortrekkersrol blijven spelen, dan zullen we mensen moeten opleiden."
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'Informatica in het Engels? Beter in het Engels dan niks.'

'Informatica in het Engels? Beter in het Engels dan niks.' | Talent-uur | Scoop.it
"Informatica in het Engels", bloklettert een krant. Mijn eerste reactie is: "beter in het Engels dan niks!", schrijft Bart Demoen, hoogleraar aan de KULeuven, departement Computerwetenschappen.
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