The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding)

In this commentary, the author asserts the importance of computational thinking, the ability to solve problems like a computer scientist. Like critical thinking and communication, this skill is needed for academic and career success across disciplines. The article explains how computational thinking relates to coding/programming and lays out the skills needed to become computational thinker. It also provides examples of how these skills can be taught in a variety of subject areas from language arts to social sciences.

This article is full of ideas to help any teacher work this important skill into their curriculum, regardless of the subject they teach.

Source Organization: EdSurge

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