#whatisschool is back again and ready for another innovative week of inspirational tweets! This week I am excited to welcome my good friend from Singapore, who is moving into a consulting role next year in Sydney, Australia, Kim Vernon. Kim is an Educational Technology Master absolute genius when it comes to integrating computational thinking and coding into the curriculum. I am excited to have her lead this week’s #whatisschool chat.
Computational thinking is a skill for everyone, whether a computer scientist or a child engaging in their world. Computational thinking is a process that, at its core, we have been engaged with for centuries. However, what is new, is how this looks in our ever-changing digital world. The challenge for educators is often implementing this skill in a busy and often crowded curriculum.
Get ready to share your computational thinking and coding practices and join #whatisschool this week to discuss what this looks like in the classroom and within schools. Together we can share ideas on how we teach or aspire to integrate computational thinking with our students.
Remember that our chat times for around the world are: (updated 3 May 2017)
- Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
- Thursday 6pm Central Time
- Thursday 7pm ET
- Thursday 11pm GMT
- Friday 12am CET
- Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
- Friday 9am AEDT
- Friday 11am NZT
Questions #whatisschool, May 11, 2017 7PM EDT
1) What is Computational Thinking and how does it differ from Computer Science?
2) Why is Computational Thinking important in today’s classroom?
3) How does Computational Thinking fit into the curriculum?
4) What digital tools do you use to encourage Computational Thinking?
5) What do you see as the biggest challenge for implementing Computational Thinking?
6) Share some great examples of Computational Thinking in action in your school