Get to Know Computational Thinking

Poster Session by Jennifer Bond and Mary Wever

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Just What Is Computational Thinking?

"Computer science is having a revolutionary impact on scientific research and discovery. Simply put, it is nearly impossible to do scholarly research in any scientific or engineering discipline without an ability to think computationally. The impact of computing extends far beyond science, however, affecting all aspects of our lives. To flourish in today's world, everyone needs computational thinking. " -Carnegie Mellon's Center for Computational Thinking

"Computational Thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent." -Cuny, Snyder, Wing

Did You Know You Are Already Using Computational Thinking?

ISTE and CSTA have identified 9 core practices. Below we have broken each practice down with examples of how you may have already used computational thinking here at this conference.

How Have You Used Computational Thinking During Your ISTE Experience?

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Resources for Educators

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Computational Thinking: What is it? How should it be taught?

You Can Do the Cube

Solving a Rubik's Cube involves a bunch of algorithms! You Can Do the Cube is a great program for educators to lease Rubik's Cubes and engage students in computational thinking and problem solving. They will send you up to 600 cubes to borrow for up to 6 weeks, and they only charge you shipping and handling. Check it out here!
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