Teaching Computational Thinking in K-5 Using Robots

Presentation 2-4-13 TCEA Robotics Academy

Learn about teaching computational thinking with a robotic spelling bee, a number line and line dancing. This supports the Texas standards for technology applications and the new Texas math TEKS, which includes computational thinking and computer programming.


Randy Pauch, computer science professor who wrote the “Last Lecture” advocated for CS education because he wanted to create more research brains to design a cure for the cancer that was killing him. I want to create more research brains to design a better way for dialysis then sticking big needles into my mother’s arm three times a week.

Are we programming students or are students creating programs? Are students the robots following the lead of their teacher or are teachers giving students the power to create products of learning following their unique pathssion?

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