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Computational Thinking in the classroom

by Madi La Forest


Computational Thinking and Computer Science
What is computational thinking?
breaking down problems into steps
The process of formulating and solving probelms
the ability to break down complex problems and solve them in rational ways
First Example of Computational Thinking in ELA
computational thinking can be used for literary analysis! Building connections between characters, settings, and figurative language requires computational thinking!
Literary Analysis
Literary analysis is the breakdown and understanding of pieces of literature. Students can use charts, diagrams, and thinking skills to relate characters to each other and further develop their ideas on the readings they are doing!
Second Example
computational thinking is needed in order to write! Students must be able to organize their thoughts, create a thesis, and answer the given prompt
What is computer science?

Computer science is the study of computers and computing concepts. It includes both hardware and software, as well as networking and the Internet. The hardware aspect of computer science overlaps with electrical engineering.- Techterms