In Computational Thinking for Educators, Google’s newly launched freeonline course, teachers will learn what computational thinking (CT) is and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas. Participants will learn at their own pace by exploring examples of CT in a variety of subject areas, experimenting with examples of CT-integrated activities, and creating a plan to incorporate CT into their classroom.
Next week, December 3–9, students and educators worldwide are encouraged to spend an hour during the school week to explore the concepts of coding and computational thinking through Hour of Code. Code.org provides an opportunity for all learners, young and old, to explore something new and different.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a set of guidelines to help educators integrate computational thinking across the curriculum. The effort is part of an overall goal of enhancing science, technology, engineering, and math instruction.
Ignite My Futurein School is an initiative sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education to transform the way students across America learn through computational thinking, a foundational skill for success in the twenty-first century.