How can teaching students about loops help them understand automation and use this understanding to solve problems more efficiently?

Computational Thinking and Automation   ISTE Standard for Students #5 is “Computational Thinker: Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.” There are four indicators listed under this standard and the last indicator reads: Students understand how automation works […]

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Empowering Computational Thinkers with Troubleshooting Tips for Technology – EDTC 6014 Module 3

As I continue my Masters in Digital Education Leadership through Seattle Pacific University, I continue to challenge my understanding of teaching, technology, and how to successfully integrate technology in a high poverty school. Part of my task this week was to continue looking at ISTE Coaching Standard 3e and 3g. Which led me to ask … Continue reading “Empowering Computational Thinkers with Troubleshooting Tips for Technology – EDTC 6014 Module 3”

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Module 4 – Supporting ELLs as Computational Thinkers

This week we were asked to look at ITSE student standard #5, Computational Thinking. According to Jeanette Wing’s 2006 article,  computational thinking is “a way of ‘solving’ problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science” (Barr, Harrison, and Conery, 2011). Computer Science is a foreign language for … Continue reading “Module 4 – Supporting ELLs as Computational Thinkers”

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I, Robot – or at least thinking like one: ISTE Standard #5 “Computational Thinking”

“Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.” ISTE Standard 5, indicator 5a (2016) “This kind of thinking [computational thinking] will part of the skill set of not only other scientists, but of everyone else…computational thinking is tomorrow’s reality.” Jeanette M. … Continue reading “I, Robot – or at least thinking like one: ISTE Standard #5 “Computational Thinking””

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