Computational thinking is a set of skills that all students should have. It is something that is expected from them but not necessarily something that is taught in school. There are many different ways to include computational thinking in the classroom. After researching computational thinking there I was able to develop an experience that can be used with any age in order to understand as well as develop skills in computational thinking. Below is the slides as well as everything that is needed in order to recreate this experience.
Computational Thinking – Talking like a Computer or Human
- Click here for virtual manipulatives
- Once on the website, click manipulatives from the menu on the left side
- When drop down appears scroll down to tangrams
- You are now ready to begin. You must complete the shape your partner is describing without looking at the picture.
- Click here for examples
- Pick a puzzle you would be able to successfully explain to partner
- You must describe how to make this shape without looking at what your partner is doing
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