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Nigel Coutts

Thinking in the Wild - Thinking routines beyond the classroom - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Despite this being a 'thinking' conference, despite us all being advocates for structured and scaffolded models of thinking, not one group had applied any thinking routines, utilised a collaborative planning protocol or talked about applying an inquiry model or design thinking cycle. It wasn't that we didn't know about them. It wasn't that we don't know how to use them. It wasn't that we don't value them. We had all the knowledge we could desire on the how to and the why of a broad set of thinking tools and anyone of these would have enhanced the process, but we did not use any of them. Why was this the case and what does this reveal about our teaching of these methods to our students?
Nigel Coutts

Initial Reflections on ICOT 2018 - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    The past five days have provided me with an amazing learning experience as I have attended ICOT 2018. With the conference just wrapped up and with Florida providing another remarkably wet afternoon, here are some initial reflections.  
John Evans

Computational Thinking as the New Literacy - Aileen Owens - YouTube - 2 views

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    "In this half-hour presentation at Education Week's Leaders To Learn From event in Washington, Aileen Owens, director of technology and innovation for Pennsylvania's South Fayette school district, describes her efforts around cultivating students' "computational thinking." At the event, Owens was recognized as an exceptional school district leader for her leadership in innovation in curriculum.

    Since being hired at South Fayette in 2010, Owens' passion has been on cultivating students' "computational thinking." That includes coding. But the real emphasis is on helping students learn to problem-solve; to think algorithmically, in step-by-step sequences; to debug and revise; and to work with abstract concepts."
John Evans

Poster: Blooms Taxonomy and Computational Thinking by RobbotResources - Teaching Resour... - 7 views

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    "Use Blooms Taxonomy thinking skills to incorporate Computational Thinking Concepts within your lessons. This poster cross references Blooms Taxonomy thinking skills with the concepts of Computational Thinking in order to support your delivery of these concepts within the classroom."
John Evans

Unplugged - Computational Thinking - Lesson in Action - YouTube - 3 views

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    "This brief video provides an overview and model for teachers who wish to deliver the Computer Science Fundamentals Unplugged activity, Computational Thinking."
John Evans

BBC Bitesize - KS3 Computer Science - Introduction to computational thinking - Revision 1 - 0 views

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    "Before computers can be used to solve a problem, the problem itself and the ways in which it could be resolved must be understood. Computational thinking techniques help with these tasks."
John Evans

Computational Thinking for Kindergartners | Edutopia - 3 views

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    "Songs and games can be used to teach the basics of computer science to young students in age-appropriate ways-without a screen."
John Evans

Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - 2 views

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    "Computer science education is not a new field. Much of what we know about the pedagogy and content for elementary students comes from Seymour Papert's research on teaching elementary students to code back in the 1970's and 80's. But, as we shift from labs and one-off classrooms to a broad expansion for all students in every classroom K-12, we are seeing changes to how computer science is taught. This means we are working in a rapidly evolving field (insert metaphor of building a plane while flying it). Over time, we have gone from a focus on coding (often in isolation) to a more broad idea of computer science as a whole, and now to the refined idea of computational thinking as a foundational understanding for all students.

    Pause. You may be asking, "But wait, what's computational thinking again?" In her book Coding as a Playground, Marina Umaschi Bers explained: "The notion of computational thinking encompasses a broad set of analytic and problem-solving skills, dispositions, habits, and approaches most often used in computer science, but that can serve everyone." More simply, you can think of computational thinking as the thought processes involved in using algorithms to solve problems. Sheena Vaidyanathan writes some good articles explaining the differences between computer science, coding, and computational thinking here and here."
John Evans

The 5th 'C' of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding) | EdSurge News - 3 views

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    "For better or worse, computing is pervasive, changing how and where people work, collaborate, communicate, shop, eat, travel, learn and quite simply, live. From the arts to sciences and politics, no field has been untouched.

    The last decade has also seen the rise of disciplines generically described as "computational X," where "X" stands for any one of a large range of fields from physics to journalism. Here's what Google autocomplete shows when you type "computational." (You can try it for yourself!)



    But the big question is: Does current K-12 education equip every student with the requisite skills to become innovators and problem-solvers, or even informed citizens, to succeed in this world with pervasive computing?

    Since the turn of this century, the "4C's of 21st century" skills-critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication-have seen growing recognition as essential ingredients of school curricula. This shift has prompted an uptake in pedagogies and frameworks such as project-based learning, inquiry learning, and deeper learning across all levels of K-12 that emphasize higher order thinking over rote learning. I argue that we need computational thinking (CT) to be another core skill-or the "5th C" of 21st century skills-that is taught to all students."
John Evans

Anchoring Computational Thinking in today's curriculum - Conrad Wolfram - 0 views

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    "There is a lot of talk of "Computational Thinking" as a new imperative of education, so I wanted to address a few questions that keep coming up about it. What is it? Is it important? How does it relate to today's school subjects? Is Computer-Based Maths (CBM) a Computational Thinking curriculum?

    Firstly, I've got to say, I really like the term.

    To my mind, the overriding purpose of education is "to enrich life" (yours, your society's, not just in "riches" but in meaning) and different ways in which you can think about how you look at ideas, challenges and opportunities seems crucial to achieving that.

    Therefore using a term of the form "xxx Thinking" that cuts across boundaries but can support traditional school subjects (eg. History, English, Maths) and emphasises an approach to thinking is important to improving education."
Phil Taylor

AMDSB: CT & CS (Coding) Scope & Sequence_2017 - Google Sheets - 2 views

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John Evans

Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom | TeachOntario - 1 views

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    Welcome to the TVO TeachOntario Coding and Computational Thinking in the Classroom Hub.


    We are excited to serve as the guest hosts for this hub, as we showcase coding and computational thinking ideas, research, activities and practices from educators around the province.

    This hub is meant to serve as a collaborative place where we can all develop our understanding surrounding innovative practices related to coding and computational thinking. We also hope that it can serve as a responsive, ever-changing resource that meets the ...
John Evans

[Infographic] Discover Computational Thinking | Learning.com - 2 views

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    "Explore these engaging lessons from Learning.com and see how you can seamlessly integrate Computational Thinking into standard curriculum."
John Evans

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Codi... - 2 views

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    "Last night I had an opportunity to present a free, evening webinar for the Oklahoma State Department of Education's Educational Technology Division, as part of a series they hosted to prepare teachers for Computer Science Education Week. The title of my presentation was, "Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Coding." The webinar recording is 1 hour and 11 minutes long, and my presentation slides are also available via Google Slides. All these presentation resources are available on my presentation handouts website using the shortened URL wfryer.me/scratch."
John Evans

https://k12cs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/K%E2%80%9312-Computer-Science-Framework.pdf - 0 views

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    The K-12 Computer Science Framework was developed for
    states, districts, schools, and organizations to inform the development of standards and curriculum, build
    capacity for teaching computer science, and implement computer science pathways. The framework
    Computer science is
    powering approaches
    to many of our world's
    toughest challenges.
    The K-12 Computer
    Science Framework informs
    standards and curriculum,
    professional development,
    and the implementation of
    computer science pathways.
    2 K-12 Computer Science Framework
    Executive Summary
    promotes a vision in which all students critically engage in computer science issues; approach problems
    in innovative ways; and create computational artifacts with a practical, personal, or societal intent.
    The development of the framework was a community effort. Twenty-seven writers and twenty-five
    advisors developed the framework with feedback from hundreds of reviewers including teachers,
    researchers, higher education faculty, industry stakeholders, and informal educators. The group of
    writers and advisors represents states and districts from across the nation, as well as a variety of
    academic perspectives and experiences working with diverse student populations.
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