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Infusing Computational Thinking Instruction into Elementary Mathematics and Science: Patterns of Teacher Implementation
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 330–334
In this brief paper, we will share preliminary results of a study of how elementary-school teachers take up computational thinking (CT) ideas and incorporate them into their mathematics and science teaching. We describe the teachers’ school contexts,...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1371–1377
This paper reviews 10 years of research on virtual manipulatives (VMs) in K-5 mathematics education with a focus on moving beyond generalized conclusions that VMs can support learning to better understanding how and when they support learning....
Levels of Abstraction in Students’ Mathematics Strategies: What Can Applying Computer Science Ideas about Abstraction Bring to Elementary Mathematics?
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 38, No. 3 (July 2019) pp. 267–298
Moving among levels of abstraction is an important skill for in mathematics and computer science, and students show similar difficulties when applying abstraction in each discipline. While computer science educators have examined ways to explicitly...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2019) pp. 165–205
In order to create professional development experiences, curriculum materials, and policies that support elementary school teachers to embed computational thinking (CT) in their teaching, researchers and teacher educators must understand ways...
Beacons of light, rays, or sun catchers? A case study of the positioning of literacy teachers and their knowledge in neoliberal times
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 2 (February 2008) pp. 303–315
This paper reports on a case study of a “lead literacy teacher” initiative in one Canadian province. This initiative is related to a “minority world” trend in teacher in-service that seeks to develop “experts” in a field with the intent that such...
Integrating computational thinking in elementary classrooms: Introducing a toolkit to support teachers.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 347–350
Driven by the need for students to be prepared for a world driven by computation, a number of recent educational reforms in science and mathematics have called for computational thinking concepts to be integrated into these content areas. However,...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Joke Voogt; Birgit Eickelmann; Amelie Labusch; Aman Yadav; Anne Leftwich; Allard Strijker; Kathryn Rich; Jon Good; Phil Sands
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 57–60
Computational Thinking is increasingly considered a key competency in the 21st century. Many countries have initiatives that are aimed to give Computational Thinking skills a proper place in the curriculum. However, since Computational Thinking is a ...