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“Computational thinking” has made its way into schools and, hopefully, into people’s lives. In this expert-packed article, journalist and author Laura Pappano peppers one quote after another to highlight the value of computational thinking in all levels of educational institutions ranging from  kindergartens to universities. Pappano’s examples generate excitement for all the possibilities this field of study has in store. getAbstract recommends Pappano’s analysis to computer science enthusiasts and educators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the interest in “computational thinking” has grown substantially and 
  • What benefits thinking computationally can bring to everyday life.
 

About the Author

Laura Pappano is an award-winning journalist, author of Inside School Turnarounds and The Connection Gap, and co-author of Playing with the Boys.

 

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With support from former US president Barack Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative and – more importantly – with the growing need for computer coding and programming in every industry, schools have made enormous efforts to bring computing to the forefront. They have succeeded in garnering wider interest in tech skills. New course sections have opened, though many courses are oversubscribed and even waiting lists are full.


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