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Using Technology to Promote Computational Thinking in Middle School Classrooms
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, , , , Winston-Salem State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Computational Thinking is becoming an increasingly important analytical and critical thinking skill that every child should be exposed to. Organizations such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) have all emphasized the need for these approaches to be integrated into classrooms at all levels. Computational thinking can be used to develop a new set of problem solving strategies that will be needed to tackle today’s complex issues in a digital age. Because this construct impacts how problem solving is approached, it can be integrated in any discipline throughout a curriculum. This study aimed to determine the impact of computational thinking-focused activities on students’ attitudes about learning and students’ use of computational thinking to solve problems, and student’s engagement during activities.

Citation

Johnson, D., Black, B., McGriff, M. & Daney, K. (2014). Using Technology to Promote Computational Thinking in Middle School Classrooms. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2866-2868). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .

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