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Click to view content    By: Steven Floyd   Many parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers all around the world are exploring the potential of having young children learn to program a computer. Computer science is an exciting field of study, one that impacts, and is impacted by, many different economical, social, and technological areas of our lives.…
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Click to view content    Have your students tried block-based coding and are they now ready for a new challenge? Check out this article related to solving equations using the Python programming language.       By: Peter Farrell   One way to solve a simple equation like 2x + 5 = 13   with programming is using brute force by substituting random numbers for x until we…
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Click to view content  By: Lisa Anne Floyd and Barb Seaton   Unplugged activities are often used as an approach to learn computer science concepts without the use of computers. There is research that supports the use of unplugged activities as a means to effectively introduce students to Computational Thinking, especially when done in a familiar context (Repenning et…
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Click to view content  Across Ontario, there are educators finding exciting and innovative ways of bringing coding and computational thinking concepts to students. In this article, we share the #12BlocksOfCodemas activities challenge created by Ryan Smith of Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB).       Ryan was inspired to create these challenges as a…
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One way to solve a simple equation like 2x + 5 = 13 with programming is using brute force by plugging in random numbers until we find the right one. For this particular equation we need to find a number x that, when you multiply it by 2 and then add 5, returns 13. I’ll make an educated guess that x is a value between -100 and 100, since we’re… (Show more)
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Click to view contentBy: Kyle Kitchen   This isn’t an article about the benefits of coding or computational thinking,- we know how coding is benefiting our schools (I will also leave that to some amazing experts out there). This is an adventure about how anyone can enter the world of coding.   I am honoured to have one of the best Edtech jobs as one of the Elementary…
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Click to view content  By: Catherine Searson   It was 1983, in the back corner of a science lab in Mynarski Park, Alberta where a solitary computer sat with a triangular turtle flashing in the middle of the monitor. My grade 7 teacher, Mr. Graves, had just tried to convince me that learning to type lines of a new language into this beige box would change the world.  … (Show more)