Computational thinking and its importance in education

K-12 Educator

Computational Thinking is a way of thinking about problems, similar to mathematical thinking or scientific thinking. But it is slightly different than those methods of thought. The problems being solved with computational thinking can leverage the power of technology, like software. This module is designed for all educators from all subject areas who would like to know more about computational thinking and how it can be applied within cross-curricular educational settings.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Describe computational thinking is and what it is not
  • Identify the components of computational thinking
  • Explain how computational thinking is applied in various educational settings