Sorry I missed class today! Can you fill me in on the article we read by Berland and Lee?
Of course I can!! I learned a few new things about Computational thinking in the article.
I also learned that they found computational thinking happens more because "1) there is an internalized set of rules and 2) devise strategies for optimizing behaviors based off the set of rules." Meaning, the people weren't given rules, they figured them out through compuatational thinking - working through the game until they were successful; problem solving!!
Me? A teacher? Well, if I were a teacher I would use this information to justify playing more games in class of course! But seriously, using educational games could be very beneficial for students with developing computation thinking skills. Not only would they be working on computational thinking, but also the everyday problem solving!
Plus, they have evidence of the influence games have on getting more women and minorities involved in computatioanl thinking and computer programming!!
I learned that computational thinking occurs often when people play video games. In the article we read, they preformed an experiment to see the relationship between computational thinking and games.
Do you have any questions?
Could this, somehow, be related to how we are taught to learn/ think or is it innate? Also, do different types of games produce different computational thinking skills?
If you were a teacher, how would you use this information in your class??
Thank you so much, you just saved my grade!!
No problem, but next time you should really come to class!