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Computational Thinking and Data Analysis Go Hand-in-Hand


Topics: Computational Thinking

Data influences all decisions in life, now more than ever.

This isn’t necessarily a new phenomenon, but the ubiquity of data-driven solutions is. Identifying and collecting sources of data, recognizing…


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Understanding Problems With Computational Thinking: Decomposition


Topics: Computational Thinking

Even though computational thinking is a skill that can be incorporated into all school subject areas, it can be a head-scratcher for teachers of language arts, social studies or other content areas outside math…


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How To Craft a Computational Thinking Problem


Topics: Computational Thinking

When I set out to integrate computational thinking (CT) into a Spanish-language lesson, I kept asking myself, “How on earth am I going to pull this off?” 

As a former Spanish language teacher, I…


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Why You Should Integrate Computational Thinking Into Your Curriculum


Topics: Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is the problem-solving skill of the digital world. It’s powerful when integrated into the curriculum because students engage in experiential learning of content-related problems, such as…


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Computational thinking: Extend problem-solving beyond computer science


Topics: Computational Thinking, computer science

Computational thinking (CT) has been elevated as a critical new literacy thanks to its ties to computer science. Through the CT process, we can create algorithms that harness the power of computing to scale…


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Equity Literacy for STEM Educators


Topics: Computational Thinking, digital equity

In the context of STEM education, it is not enough for schools to identify the content and skills needed for K-12 students to become STEM ready. School leaders, STEM educators and educational stakeholders must…


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Lessons to Keep Hour of Code Going Year-Round


Topics: Computational Thinking, computer science

Each December, schools around the world celebrate Hour of Code. Launched by in 2013, the…


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CT Competencies: Embrace integration across the curriculum


Topics: Computational Thinking, Computational Thinking Competencies, ISTE Standards

When embarking on your school or district’s computer science (CS) journey, computa­tional thinking (CT) should be taught first, primarily because CT helps learners under­stand the logic and algorithmic…


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Using research-based strategies to help students master computational thinking


Topics: Computational Thinking, ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators, Learning sciences

When learning new knowledge, it is critical for students to connect new concepts with previous learning and experiences and then be able to transfer it in multiple and creative ways. It is, therefore, essential…


No device needed to teach kids to code

No Device Needed To Teach Kids To Code


Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Leka DeGroot can relate to teachers who would like to bring coding to their classrooms but just can’t fathom fitting it in.

“Teachers often tell me, ‘It sounds great but I don’t have time, or I don’t have the skills,’ but you don’t have to be a computer scientist to teach coding,”…