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Computational Thinking Meets Student Learning: Extending the ISTE Standards

Author: Kiki Prottsman

Availability: In Stock

Code: IST5053

ISBN: 9781760565053

No of Pages: 20

Publish date: 31/10/2019

Price: $19.95


Computational thinking (CT) is a powerful ingredient for solving ambiguous, complex and open-ended problems by drawing on principles and practices central to computer science (CS). CT is at the core of CS and is a gateway to sparking student interest and confidence in learning CS.

The ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies were created to inspire every educator to add more computational thinking into their core problem-solving strategies. These competencies augment and home in on the competencies embedded in the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators.

The information in this guide will provide a framework and structure to build creative learning opportunities in CT and increase students’ ability to adapt to unfamiliar challenges, allowing for more success with innovative lesson plans.

This booklet contains:

  • An overview of computer science and computational thinking and how they interact.

  • Examples from across the subject/year level spectrum, including reading, maths, science and humanities.

  • Ideas for adding CT to lessons to enhance the knowledge base of students, letting them build the skills and confidence to persist when unexpected obstacles arise.

  • Reflection questions and tips to help educators integrate CT into their lessons