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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

“Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone”

January 26th, 2012 / in resources, videos / by Erwin Gianchandani

The International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE), in partnership with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), is out with an outstanding four-minute video — Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone — providing an introduction to computational thinking. It’s part of the ITSE’s recent efforts to develop an operational definition for CT, generate booklets for teachers and leaders, and develop a toolkit for presentations or meetings with educators and parents.

To describe computational thinking, the video highlights how advances in computing research are changing our everyday lives — from tracking and preventing crime to efficiently managing the global food supply, from detecting illnesses in rural settings via mobile phone-based diagnostic tests to preventing accidents and improving traffic flow, and so on.

Check out the video by following the link below.

Help spread the word about this resource! And to learn more, visit the ISTE website on computational thinking.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

“Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone”

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