Your Edtech Questions

What’s the difference between computational thinking and computer science?

April 03, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
Your Edtech Questions
What’s the difference between computational thinking and computer science?
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Your Edtech Questions
What’s the difference between computational thinking and computer science?
Apr 03, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
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Educational coach Jorge Valenzuela defines computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS), breaking them down into understandable processes and explaining how the skills and elements of each can be taught across all subject areas.
Show Notes

Educators are used to the alphabet soup that’s part of the education industry, but there are a couple acronyms that could use further explanation. CS and CT, or computer science and computational thinking. This episode of “Your Edtech Questions” explores the definitions of these two terms, breaking them down into understandable processes and showing what they might look like in various subject areas. Guest Jorge Valenzuela, an educational and teacher effectiveness coach, and a national faculty member for PBLWorks, explains the four elements of CT and shares how this kind of thinking can be applied to computer science and coding. Listen to get a complete understanding CT, CS and how they’re interconnected.