Computational Thinking and Computational Participation
For this column, I worked with Quinn Burke and Yasmin Kafai to discuss opportunities for coding and programming in a literacy-based classroom. We make the case for coding as a new literacy and the potential of teaching code to middle school and high school novices through a series of workshops. Through the workshop process, we argue that children not only develop the logic and problem-solving to think computationally, but also to socialize with each other through their coded stories, developing a wider appreciation of what it means to participate computationally.
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