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    By: Jessica Weber   So what does computational thinking have to do with 3D printing anyways? Turns out a lot! In this post, I hope to shed some light on how computational practices are evident in student learning while engaged in the 3D design process.   Computational Practices Defined:  Brennan and Resnick (2012) outline key dimensions of… (Show more)
  The types of coding and computational thinking (CT) activities that we find to be most valuable are the ones that incorporate a wide variety of concepts and skills.   In this activity, students can program a financial literacy game in Scratch that may also be combined with the Makey Makey.  The program will ask the “player” to indicate the…
Welcome back!   A new school year is upon us and we’re excited to continue to share some of the great things going on in the province surrounding coding and computational thinking (CT).   More and more attention is being given to coding and CT, both in Canada and the world. Our goal is to support educators as they change their practice to allow… (Show more)
  We asked three educators in Ontario three questions related to their experience with coding and computational thinking.     Greg Burns is a Computer Science and Co-op teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board. Ian McTavish is a Computer Science Teacher, Librarian and Robotics Mentor with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.… (Show more)
  By: Laura Collins   I am currently working in a Section 23 Kindergarten & Primary classroom in the Toronto District School Board, supporting students who have one or more exceptionalities.  In partnership with a multidisciplinary team, we develop an intensive program for our classes, which typically have up to seven students. I have found that… (Show more)
  By Steve and Lisa Floyd   Global Competencies and 21st century skills are a focus of educational initiatives around the world.  Here in Ontario, the foundation document for discussion, 21st Century Competencies, led to the development of the Framework for Global Competencies.     "What’s new in the 21st century is the call for education…
By Steve Floyd   In the grade 12 Computer Programming and Computer Science courses we often help students develop an understanding of how computer science and data can work together to find solutions to everyday problems.   While computer science and computer programming skills are developed as students create programs to read in data, output…
Hi there,   I actually just finished watching the "Let's Talk Coding and Computational Thinking" PLS recording and loved the idea of unplugged activities, for one - lots of great information!   In my professional context, I am working with youth in remote communities and we've recently purchased a Sphero SPRK+ kit to demonstrate beginner coding… (Show more)
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