What is Computer Science and What do People Do Once They Know It?

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What is Computer Science and What do People Do Once They Know It?
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What is Computer Science and What do People Do Once They Know It?

Today I am encouraging every teacher to let students explore coding this week.

Computer science develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how to
create, not simply use, new technologies. This fundamental knowledge is needed to prepare students
for the 21st century, regardless of their ultimate field of study or occupation.

Additional Background: Computer science education encompasses “the study of computers
and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their
applications, and their impact on society.” A few of the topics and activities that might be included in a
computer science course include:

•Algorithmic problem-solving
•Computing and data analysis (managing, processing, visualizing and interpreting data)
•Human-computer interaction
•Modeling and simulating real-world problems
•Creating and manipulating graphics
•Programming (including game design)
•Security (including cryptography)
•Web design (illustrating principles of programming, human-computer interaction and abstraction)
•Robotics (designing and programming)
•Ethical and social issues in computing

Computer science develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how to
create, not simply use, new technologies. This fundamental knowledge is needed to prepare students
for the 21st century, regardless of their ultimate field of study or occupation

From: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q0dfo3uxq0jls50/What_is_CS_and_Careers.pdf

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