Computational Thinking with Educational Robotics
Amy Eguchi, Bloomfield College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Educational robotics is an effective tool for providing students with opportunities to learn computational thinking skills and concepts. Computational thinking, as introduced by Jannette Wing in 2006 (Wing, 2006), is a problem-solving process involving a variety of processes and skill sets (Barr, Harrison, & Conery, 2011). This paper explains computational thinking in the context of computer science as a discipline as well as in the K-12 educational setting. Specific examples of student work and projects show how the use of educational robotics as a learning tool helps student easily acquire experience with computational thinking
Eguchi, A. (2016). Computational Thinking with Educational Robotics. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 79-84). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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