Computational Thinking: A Digital Storytelling Perspective

NMCA Workshop

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This workshop is being held at an event:
2017 NMC Summer Conference
06/13/2017 - 06/15/2017
Hyatt Regency Cambridge 575 Memorial Dr. Cambridge, MA 02139-4896
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/13/2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Not available at this time

It is crucial for all students to develop an array of problem solving and critical thinking skills that evolves with available toolsets. Computational thinking, first described by Seymour Papert, is particularly powerful in this regard, and can be incorporated organically across STEM, the arts and the humanities. This hands-on workshop will focus on using computational thinking processes and tools to develop creative and analytical projects, scaffolded by digital storytelling frameworks. No prior programming experience is required, and participants will come away with a set of tools and practices that they can put to work right away.

Course Materials

Computational Thinking: A Digital Storytelling Perspective

Interest Level:
 Tuesday 13th of June 2017 01:00 PM — 04:00 PM EDT
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Ruben Puentedura

Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting practice based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational institutions, as well as health and arts organizations. He is the creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, which currently guides the work of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, as well as multiple other projects throughout the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia. He is also the author of the EdTech Quintet, a categorization of the core technology toolset required for education derived from the Horizon Report. His current work explores new directions in mobile computing, digital storytelling, learning analytics, and educational gaming, focusing on applications in areas where they have not been traditionally employed.