Computational Thinking is a cognitive strategy utilizing algorithms, abstraction, decomposition and pattern recognition. With Computational Thinking, students develop skills such as critical thinking, analytical thinking, evaluation, and application while learning to solve problems in creative and innovative ways. Support for this toolkit generously provided by Intel.
Innovator Kit Software Requirements
Details of the required and optional software denoted in the Innovator Kit Activity Cards. All of the specified software is freely available for education use or open source.
Innovator Kit: Activity Card 1
In biology, decomposers, such as worms, fungi, or soil bacterium, break down organic matter into smaller parts. However, as computational thinkers, we are all decomposers breaking down complex processes and problems into smaller, more manageable steps. Decomposition is a skill that comes naturally, in all aspects of our lives.
Innovator Kit: Activity Card 2
Patterns are all around us. Some patterns are simple to describe—cars taking turns one by one at a stop sign—and others are more complex—the sequence of ads and posts in a social media feed. Once we start looking for patterns in the world around us, we can analyze and use these patterns to help make sense of and solve problems.
Innovator Kit: Activity Card 3
Take a look at the room around you. It is filled with details, some important and some not so important. Important details might include the size and shape of the room or who is in the room with you. Less important details might include the color of a chair in the room, the shape of the legs on that chair, or whether or not their are pads on the bottom of the legs.
Innovator Kit: Activity Card 4
In computational thinking, this process of following a step-by-step procedure to overcome a problem is called algorithmic representation or automation. Algorithms are important in computer programming, but we use them in all aspects of day-to-day life, whether solving a math problem, setting an alarm, or remembering where you placed your keys.
Innovator Kit: Activity Card 7
Block coding with Scratch* is a start, but many professional programmers use text-based languages like Python*. Python will level up your programming skills and enable a new set of opportunities with the Tello* EDU drone, including capturing video, establishing your own flight commands, and much more.
Innovator Kit: Flyer
The Intel Skills for Innovation Innovator Kit is free with the purchase of 50 or more Intel® CoreTM i3 or better-based devices.
Innovator Kit: Virtual Learning Adaptation Guide
Suggestions for adaptations and modifications to ensure the Intel Skills for Innovation Innovator Kit works in virtual, online, and hybrid learning settings.
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