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What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? | EdSurge News

"In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us understand what we mean by phrases like “Teach kids to code” and “Computer science for all.”

In that article and in many other articles, there is another term that appears often: “Computational thinking.” Well, what is Computational Thinking (CT), and how does it differ from Coding and Computer Science—especially when it comes to classroom practice and instruction?"

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  • Let’s get into a simple, but longer definition. When given any problem, can we formulate it so that it can solved using the power of computers? A computational thinker is one who collects data and analyzes it to understand the problem. That person then decomposes (breaks it down) into simpler problems. Instead of solving only that problem, you look for patterns, remove details and abstract so you can solve all problems of that type. You define the steps to solve the problem (the algorithm) and if possible, build a model to simulate, test and debug the solution.
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Microsoft: Don't Use Surge Protectors With Xbox One X, One S | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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