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Integrating Computational Thinking into Teacher Education through an Unplugged Robot Design Lesson
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, Florida Atlantic University, United States ; , Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York, United States ; , St. Vincent Ferrer School, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-48-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This paper presents an introductory computational thinking (CT) lesson that can be implemented into teacher education curricula. The lesson is the result of a collaboration between computer science and education faculty from two universities. The CT lesson is a robot design activity that can easily be implemented for learners with no prior background in CT using only paper and pencil materials. An example of a robot design that was created in an undergraduate teacher education class is shared, and directions for future research involving this activity are discussed.

Citation

Powers, J., Azhar, M. & Gustinelli, L. (2020). Integrating Computational Thinking into Teacher Education through an Unplugged Robot Design Lesson. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 91-94). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 3, 2020 from .