Empowering Learning through Technology Ideas from california's education technology blueprint

In 2010 the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, established an Education Technology Taskforce who set out to offer a plan to ensure every California student will benefit from what education technology can offer.

GOAL: All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and out of school to prepare them to be active, creative, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.

Recommendation #4: Provide all students age and grade appropriate instruction in the use of technology, including computer science and programming.
"Computer science shows students how to create—and not only use—21st century technologies while also preparing students for careers in a variety of fields."

Scratch: create stories, games, and animations https://scratch.mit.edu

Snap!: extension of Scratch allowing user create their own blocks. https://snap.berkeley.edu

Unplugged: computer science activities without computers! http://csunplugged.org

YoYo Games: game development technology. http://www.yoyogames.com

CODE: basics of computer science in coding for school children. https://code.org

Computer science can aid with the development of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, and collaboration.

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