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Computational Thinking

Solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior drawing on concepts fundamental to computer science.

Feb 15, 2021

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Grants to Help Students Think Critically and Solve Problems

The NEA Foundation’s Student Success grants fund projects that will stimulate students’ curiosity and help them become successful global citizens who are critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Nov 16, 2020

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Virtual Robotics Competition Developing Computational Thinking Skills

Wonder Workshop is sponsoring the Wonder League Robotics Competition, a free global, virtual competition for students aged 6–14. The competition is intended to help students develop computational thinking, problem solving, and creativity by learning to code.

computer science coding for underserved

Oct 01, 2020

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Award Recognizing Educators Who Promote Gender Equity in Computing

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Educator Award (AiC Educator Award) identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging ninth- through twelfth-grade students who self-identify as female, genderqueer, or nonbinary to explore their interests in computing and technology.

computer coding programming challenge

Apr 15, 2020

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Online Programing Challenges for a Chance at a Career at Google

Google’s Kick Start challenge offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programing skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that students get a sense of the technical skills needed for a career at Google.

videos for difficult math concepts

Mar 16, 2020

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Inquiry-based Activities to Increase Students’ Math Understanding

Math educators worked with learning researchers and multimedia developers to create Math Snacks, an online platform that helps students in grades 4–8 work through difficult math concepts. Created in New Mexico State University’s Learning Games Lab, the free Math Snacks materials address critical content, including number sense, ratio, proportion, measurement, scale factor, and prealgebra.

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