Computer Science Made Practical - Simple Box Projects Illustrate Everyday Physical Computing
Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 21
The world is now filled with computationally-enabled devices, from traffic lights and thermostats to automatic door openers and self-driving cars. See how students can get a first-hand understanding of the everyday "smart" objects in their world and make computer science more relevant and less abstract.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Computer science and computational thinking|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Disclosure:||The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session|
Attendees will see examples of student-created curriculum-based physical- digital projects that demonstrate the principles used in many everyday computationally-enabled devices around them, from something as simple as an automatic outside light to an intelligent traffic light.
These project models have been chosen by educators and shared at state-level and national conferences in including CUE, ICE, SITE, NTLS and others.
This is a new strand and approach to both computational thinking and computer science that has been pioneered and developed by the presenter. The presenter was an invited spotlight speaker at the National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS) in Washington, D.C., the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).