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Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education

University of California, San Diego via Coursera Specialization

Overview

In the 21st century, computational thinking is a skill critical for all the world's citizens. Computing and technology is impacting all our lives and everyone needs to know how to formulate problems and express their solutions such that a computer can carry it out. In this Specialization you will both learn several block-based languages, but using novel approaches designed to make learning programming easier. Covers most CSTA Algorithms & Programming Standards for Algorithms, Variables, Control, and Modularity: Levels 1-3A.

Syllabus

Course 1: Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Sequences and Loops
- Offered by University of California San Diego. How do we give instructions to a computer? Isn't programming hard? Not really! Whether ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Variables and Nested Loops
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Course 3: Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Conditional Loops and If Statements
- Offered by University of California San Diego. Want to make a game that ends when you "catch" an object by clicking on it? Or maybe you get ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Nested If Statements and Compound Conditionals
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Course 5: Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Abstraction, Methods, and Lists
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Course 6: Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators Capstone
- Offered by University of California San Diego. In this capstone project course, you will learn to support your students in successfully ... Enroll for free.

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Beth Simon

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