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Title: Bringing computational thinking to teachers' training: a workshop review
Authors: Dodero, J. M.
Mota, J. M
Ruiz-Rube, I.
Keywords: Computational thinking
visual programming languages
mobile programming
Issue Date: 18-Oct-2017
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Dodero Beardo, J. M., Mota, J. M., & Ruiz-Rube, I. (2017). Bringing computational thinking to teachers' training: a workshop review. In J. M. Dodero, M. S. Ibarra Sáiz, & I. Ruiz Rube (Eds.), Fifth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM’17) (Cádiz, Spain, October 18-20, 2017) (pp. Article 4). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/3144826.3145352
Abstract: In recent years, several visual programming languages and tools are emerging, which allow young students to easily program applications. Particularly, the block-based language used by Scratch has been the standard in most school initiatives to introduce Computational thinking (CT) in courses unrelated to computing. However, CT competences are not speci􀀀ically included in the curricula of many Higher Education degrees that future teachers of Primary and Secondary Education have to complete. This paper describes a workshop for teachers’ training on CT. It is based on the block-based common language of Scratch, but focused on enhancing teachers’ skills to develop mobile applications with a tool based on the MIT’s AppInventor. This workshop provided some insights on the capabilities of future teachers in the use of programming tools
ISBN: 978-1-4503-5386-1
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