Edutopia: Computational Thinking for Kindergartners
Robin Ricketts’ (from The Steward School, in Richmond, VA) article “Computational Thinking for Kindergartners” has been published in Edutopia! The article describes fun and playful ways young learners can be taught computational thinking, including using programs like KIBO and ScratchJr.
The article reads in part, “The ScratchJr programming app and the KIBO robot are both supported by a hefty amount of research and were carefully designed to match the abilities, interests, and developmental stages of preschool and primary grade children. They provide children with opportunities to plan, take risks, problem solve, iterate, and perhaps most importantly, persist as they design, build, and solve problems in a playful way.”
Read the full article.