Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to increase Computational Thinking in K-12

I am sitting in an interesting workshop put on by CSTA about how to increase computational thinking in K-12 in all subjects. Here is a link to the curriculum guide they have for doing this: http://www.csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/ACMK12CSModel.html

From personal experience,  I feel that students need to get hooked early on to get into logical thinking through games such as Scratch, Alice, Greenfoot, etc. This helps in Math, Science, and STEM education. I think integrating these concepts into creative classes such as Music, the Arts is imperative to create right-brain thinkers that have an understanding of how to make their ideas work. Hey- we need creative problem solvers to help solve the worlds issues....

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