Computational Thinking — Going Unplugged !
Explore and create : Creation lab
Dr. Grace Sanvictores Michelle Velho
Computational thinking is not only the heart of computer science but required for everyday life. Come join us as we explore unplugged activities such as: Guess the Number — Understanding binary. Listen to Me — Importance of communication. Sort It Out — Introduction to AI. Crack the Code — Introduction to biochemistry. Detective Miro — Pattern recognition.
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Computer science & computational thinking|
|Subject area:||Computer science, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
During this presentation, we will share with participants how we have been able to integrate Computational Thinking in different curricular areas.
The activities will cover different subject areas and will appeal to different types of learners.
Activities will be unplugged and will include
Guess the number - understanding binary and how how zeros and ones can be used to represent information
Listen to me - Importance of communicating clearly
Sort it Out - An introduction to AI
Crack the code - Introduction to biochemistry and genetic
Go fish - A coordinate game
Detective Miro - Decoding and pattern recognition
Create a Bongard Puzzles
Each activity will take 5-15 minutes
Dr Grace Sanvictores is a certified K-8 education teacher who was employed by the Jersey City District Public Schools for eight years. She holds a Master’s degree in Supervision and Administration in Education, a National STEM certified teacher, and is a recent doctoral graduate from Saint Peter’s University. Her dissertation focused on STEM integration and implementation.
Michelle is a Nationally STEM certified, STEAM educator and curriculum coordinator at Hudson Montessori. She is passionate about providing students with interdisciplinary and integrated STEM/ STEAM learning experiences. One of the focuses of her work is introducing young students to Computational thinking Strategies using unplugged activities. She recently completed the ISTE-GM Artificial Intelligence Explorations in K-12 School Environments program course.