Computational Thinking Resources
InspireCT is exploring vertically integrated students teams to improve student learning and raise student interest in computing. They are leveraging the excitement of computing capstone design courses to attract more students to computing. The target audience includes less advanced computing students, students in other majors, and pre-college students in grades 6-12 who might choose to study computing.
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. The purpose of the CSTA Computational Thinking Task Force is to inform and advise CSTA about current developments in computational thinking (CT) and to explore and disseminate teaching and learning resources related to CT.
Advances in computing have expanded our capacity to solve problems at a scale never before imagined, using strategies that have not been available to us before. Students will need to learn and practice new skills—computational thinking (CT) skills—to take full advantage of these revolutionary changes brought about by rapid changes in technology. ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) are collaborating on a project to prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems. CT is vital to all students as we work to raise the level of achievement, prepare students for global competitiveness, and blend academics with real life.
- ISTE Computational Thinking Toolkit
Complete collection of all of ISTE's CT resources. From presentations and handouts to surveys and graphic animations, you'll find everything you need to learn more about or to advocate for CT.
- ISTE Computational Thinking Teacher Resources
Package of introductory materials that makes sense to and inspires teachers who don’t teach computer science and want to implement CT in their classrooms.
- ISTE Computational Thinking Leadership Toolkit
Materials to help educational and community leaders learn more about CT.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education provides a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy.