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Computational Thinking

Which skills do you need?…

  • to solve an equation,
  • to plan a project
  • to develop an outline for a writting assignment

All these activities need similar skills.

Computational thinking builds on the power and limits of computing processes, whether they are executed by a human or by a machine.

Often we are confronted to problems we are not capable of tackling alone. We need often computational methods and models to help us to solve problems and to design systems.

This discussion always raises questions like:

  • What can humans do better than computers?
  • What can computers do better than humans?
  • What is computable?

Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone, not just for computer scientists.

ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) are collaborating on a project to prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today’s digital tools can help solve tomorrow’s problems. Download the Computational Thinking Teacher Resources.

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