In this resource, you will learn to identify algorithmic thinking and how to support your students to develop it through digital technologies projects.

Eye Spy Algorithmic Thinking

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Text on screen: Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko Digital Readiness, Eye Spy Algorithmic Thinking Introduction.

'Eye Spy' algorithmic thinking happening.

Text on screen: Melissa Jones

Kia ora, I’m Melissa Jones a Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko facilitator.

What is it algorithmic thinking?

In this resource, you are going to identify algorithmic thinking, testing and debugging skills. And you are going to learn to support your students to develop it through a Digital Technologies project.

In the first part we focus on the skills of algorithmic thinking, testing, and debugging starting at Computational Thinking Progress Outcome 1 and working up to Progress Outcome 6.

The final part puts these skills into practice as we prepare a learning resource for a Digital Technologies project using the UN Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Life On Land as our context.

Can you ‘eye spy’ algorithmic thinking happening? Testing and debugging happening in your students? Not sure, then have a look at this resource.

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Text on screen: Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko Digital Readiness.

How to use this resource

This resource has three parts. The first two parts focus on teaching the skills for algorithmic thinking, testing, and debugging, starting at Computational Thinking Progress Outcome 1 and working up to Progress Outcome 6. The final part highlights the thinking that takes place while preparing a digital technologies project based the skills covered in the first two parts.

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