Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking. What does it look like, and how can it benefit students in the classroom?

According to Google, Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions.

Computational Thinking looks at problems categorized in one field, such as math, and uses other interdisciplinary fields, such as design, to help solve the problem or create something better than what currently exists.

In the classroom, the process helps students use their knowledge and understanding from not only the subjects they learn about in school, but also the knowledge from real-life experiences. Furthermore, CT in the classroom often encourages students from different grade levels to work together to solve problems or create solutions.

Reading articles and watching videos on the subject opened up my ideas about how to continue to strive to integrate technology into my classroom.

Through my research, I found some great resources. The links are listed below. Enjoy!

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2018/05/10-classroom-ready-computational-thinking-resources-for-k-12/

https://www.primotoys.com/blog/2018/05/unplugged-activities-to-teach-computational-thinking/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUXo-S7gzds

https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2017/4/215031-computational-thinking-for-teacher-education/fulltext

 

 

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