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    Ngā Kiriahi
    What connections do you see between CT ideas from overseas and Aotearoa?
    12 September
    Public discussion Created by Ngā Kiriahi
    SortingThe term “computational thinking” is widely used internationally, and the concept has been influential in the design of curricula around the world.
     
    What connections do you see between the new computational thinking area in the NZ curriculum and computational thinking ideas from overseas?
     
    What could be sorted in your classroom using the sorting network? Have you used the sorting network? How did it go?
     

    I've really enjoyed working through this short Pīkau - making connections between CT ideas from Aotearoa and overseas, because it's helped to clarify new language of computational thinking (where it comes from) as well as the skills/attributes of thinking like a computer scientist.  

    New language for me: Logical reasoning, algorithms, decomposition, abstraction, patterns, generalisation - clarified in this 'operational definition':

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    And the skill set needed for computational thinking.

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    I also enjoyed the graphic below from Barefoot Computing which would make a great classroom flyer - something to refer to, in any given lesson (reading comprehension to maths problem solving).

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    In the easy to view videos, Tim Bell has clearly demonstrated these concepts and approaches in the unplugged parallel sorting activity and touched on some great contexts to help clarify the process of sorting in sequence - ie: numbers, musical notes, fractions, stories, life cycles.

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    Have you used the sorting network activity yet? What contexts for sequencing have you used?

    - By Tessa Gray
      • Tessa Gray
        By Tessa Gray
        Jan 8

        I've really enjoyed working through this short Pīkau - making connections between CT ideas from Aotearoa and overseas, because it's helped to clarify new language of computational thinking (where it comes from) as well as the skills/attributes of thinking like a computer scientist.  

        New language for me: Logical reasoning, algorithms, decomposition, abstraction, patterns, generalisation - clarified in this 'operational definition':

        image

        And the skill set needed for computational thinking.

        image

        I also enjoyed the graphic below from Barefoot Computing which would make a great classroom flyer - something to refer to, in any given lesson (reading comprehension to maths problem solving).

        image

        In the easy to view videos, Tim Bell has clearly demonstrated these concepts and approaches in the unplugged parallel sorting activity and touched on some great contexts to help clarify the process of sorting in sequence - ie: numbers, musical notes, fractions, stories, life cycles.

        image

        Have you used the sorting network activity yet? What contexts for sequencing have you used?

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