Integrating computational thinking across the K--8 curriculum

Irene Lee, Fred Martin, Katie Apone
2014 ACM inroads  
The excitement around K-12 Computing Education in the United States is rapidly increasing and K-8 holds great potential as the entry point for the integration of computing. We examine how young learners can gain early exposure and engage in rich computational experiences in K-8. These experiences can build students' computational thinking, understanding of CS concepts, experience with collecting and analyzing data, programming skills and confidence as critical thinkers. We discuss how three
more » ... scuss how three types of computational activities: digital storytelling, data collection and analysis, and computational science investigations, can be used to incorporate computational thinking (CT) across the curriculum.
doi:10.1145/2684721.2684736 fatcat:7pcljmmjlnbgxjpmcch6lidzfy