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EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 2379–2384
With current advocacy to include computational thinking (CT) skills in the elementary and secondary curriculum, the demands on teacher education have focused on improving teacher knowledge about CT and how to integrate it into their teaching...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2017 (Oct 17, 2017) pp. 5–10
With the upturn of computational thinking (CT) in K-12 education, teachers require a firm understanding of what CT involves, and how to develop CT in their classrooms In this context, the first author developed an online module for elementary school ...
Online tools for small-group discussion: a comparison between threaded forums and collaborative mind-maps
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 807–814
In online environments, small-group activities are generally conducted through threaded forums as the medium for students to share and build knowledge collaboratively. However, previous studies have shown that threaded forums have a number of...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1614–1620
Today’s coding movement, inspired in part by Wing’s advocacy of computational thinking in education (Wing, 2006, 2008), has been taken up by industry, academics, and educational institutions. Although portrayed as a recent trend in education, the...
Teacher Candidates’ Key Understandings about Computational Thinking in Mathematics and Science Education
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 38, No. 3 (July 2019) pp. 205–229
With the increasing advocacy for CT integration in K-12 education, it is important to consider how teacher education programs could better prepare teacher candidates (TCs). At the Faculty of Education at Western University, CT has been included in...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1944–1947
This proposal describes a case study developed in the math education program at a Canadian university, in an integrated effort to engage preservice teachers in activities that elicit mathematical surprise through the inclusion of a low floor, high...