By: Kate Thomas In February 2018, I attended the SIGCSE (computer science education conference) in Baltimore, MD, to share a poster paper written by our qualitative team. The paper was entitled, “Using Cultural Responsiveness to Elicit Computational Thinking in Maker Activities.” As I browsed various presenter’s posters, I noticed in comparison to other youth oriented … More SIGCSE 2018

Schematic Diagrams

By Kara Weisenburger To introduce schematic diagrams each group was tasked with creating a simple circuit that was both challenging and creative.  They drew their circuits on large Post-It paper using their own symbols.  They were only given a few minutes to draw which forced them to only include the necessary components of the circuit. … More Schematic Diagrams

Defining CT is Hard.

By: Germania Solorzano At this point in our process, I’m struck by the importance of definitions, which is ironic since Computational Thinking doesn’t have one universally agreed upon definition.  But in coding observations from last year’s summer program, a small team of us discussed the sometimes minute sometimes large differences in how we defined certain … More Defining CT is Hard.