Betsy Burt, Courtney Kosman, Katelyn Coleman, Danni Rizzo Spring 2019
1: Computational thinking is a type of analytical thinking that shares similarities with mathematical thinking (problem solving), engineering thinking (designing/evaluating processes), and scientific thinking (scientific analysis)
Hey Wagz2.0! What is one fact you learned about computational thinking?
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2:TangibleK is a robotics program for children that involves a child making a robotic object and then program its behaviors. This is based on the process of computational thinking and helps foster’s the child’s understanding of computer literacy and technological fluency.
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3: Positive Technological Development, is a multidimensional framework that takes into consideration of pedagogical practices, cultural values and learning environment; it is based off of the six C’s “content creation, creativity, communication, collaboration, community building, and choices of conduct” ( these are supported by technology)
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PTD is super important when thinking about integrating technology in school!
How can you integrate computer programming into the lives of very young elementary school aged children, specifically those in grades K-1?
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Hey Wagz2.0! What is your question about computational thinking?
How will children most efficiently benefit from programs that involve computational thinking, especially at a young age?
One way to apply this in the future classroom is by using Scratch in other subject areas such as English and Math to give students coding practice. Also incorporating Hour of Code to help students get more confident in coding!