Day: September 22, 2020

The Power of Data: How to Use Computational Thinking to Engage Students

By Pedro Delgado, 15 years teaching experience, 7th grade science and computer science 1 and 2 at Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, Ignite My Future in School Learning Leader

In the modern workforce, professionals use a variety of skills to solve problems. It’s uncommon that a task would be siloed to one specific subject – instead, we tend to take a transdisciplinary approach, using skills from various areas.

This is why more educators are working to incorporate computational thinking – the thought processes involved in expressing solutions as computational steps or algorithms that can be carried out by

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A historian takes on Trump’s view of American history

Edward L. Ayers has some thoughts on that, which he explains below — and it’s really no surprise, given that he is a renowned Civil War scholar who has devoted his professional life to the field and has a very different view than do Trump and his acolytes.

Ayers is executive director of New American History, where he was president from 2007 to 2015. New American History is an online project based at the University of Richmond, designed to help students and teachers see the nation’s history in new ways.

In addition, Ayers has been named National Professor of

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