Scratch Co-Creator Explores New Ways of Assessing Computational Thinking

COMPUTATIONALLY THINKING: A research paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Educational Research Association explores new methods for exploring and understanding computational thinking. The paper, authored by Karen Brennan and Mitch Resnick (co-creators of Scratch), leans on previous research to define computational thinking as "the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent." If this doesn't sound like complete gibberish or if you're a big fan of teaching with Scratch, give the detailed paper a read in your down time.

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