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Is Computation Thinking a new idea or a new opportunity

Saw this earlier today. Kind of works, doesn’t it? Does every discipline do this — decide that the way experts think in that discipline is a special kind of “thinking” or “reasoning” or “literacy” that everyone really needs and that we should be teaching to all our children? — Mark Guzdial (@guzdial) August 25, 2019 <figure><img src=";name=medium"/> </figure> In a talk Mark gave last year, he also talked about "historical thinking" and other "thinkings.

Computational Thinking in Primary Grades

Last week I spent a couple of days as part of a team running professional development for a group of pre and in service elementary school teachers. Two days talking about computational thinking. Wait a minute - elementary school teachers? I'm a high school guy pretending to be a college guy. My extensive experience with elementary school education is that I raised two kids and I don't think I messed them up too much.