Talking Computational Thinking with some superstars
Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a Google Edu On Air discussion on Computational thinking in the physics classroom. The discussion featured a bevy of teachers who are doing awesome things with computational thinking:
- Bruce Sherwood, author of Matter and Interactions
- Evan Weinberg, teacher at Hangzhou International School in China
- Danny Caballero, Postdoc at CU-Boulder in Physics Education Research
- Matt Greewolfe, physics teacher at Cary Academy
- Phil Wagner, googled, former physics and math teacher and now shepherd of Google’s Computational Thinking project.
Here’s the video. If you are looking for a good introduction to what Computational Thinking is, and why it is important for physics teaching, I can think of few better ways to learn about it than listening to these superstars.
Here’s the link to the google sites page.