Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 #VEWEDU: Computational thinking or how to get along with computers


Computational thinking 
or how to get along with computers

To get along with computers you need to think like a computer.  Fortunately, that is simply careful planning, something that has long been useful to humans.  Do you know of a high school that offers a course in careful planning?  Do you know how careful planning can be taught?  

Computational thinking is both central to computer science and widely applicable throughout education and the workforce. Computational thinking, which is complementary to coding and computer science, provides students a necessary skill set for solving complex problems and is relevant throughout K-12 education in all subjects. Read our report to find our more.
  • In education, computational thinking is a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions in ways that a computer could execute. --Wikipedia

After the break

  • Why learn it?
  • How to learn it?
  • Challenges in this blog
  • MUVEs in education
  • Maker resources in OpenSimulator
  • Scripting in OpenSimulator
  • Other names for similar thinking


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Why learn it?

  • Needed for effective use of computers.
  • In generalized form it is how we plan anything complicated.
  • It could also be called procedural thinking.

How to learn it?


Challenges in this blog


MUVEs in education



Maker resources in Open Simulator



Scripting in OpenSimulator


Other names for similar thinking

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