Computational Thinking is not complicated

artificialfictionbrainI know that the words are scary: “computational thinking”… Does this only mean stuff some geeks do with code and robots? NOPE!

Computational Thinking is one of the new ISTE Standards for Students (2016) which deals with critical thinking + computing. Every teacher can integrate CT in their lessons. It’s all about unleashing the power of computing to collect data, analyse them and even solve problems.

The 9 core elements include: “Data Collection, Data Analysis, Data Representation, Problem Decomposition, Abstraction, Algorithms & Procedures, Automation, Simulation, and Parallelization.”

Sources:
http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CompThinking.html
http://www.iste.org/computational-thinking

I really like the video made by ISTE to explain CT and how you might already be teaching it!

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