Problem solving

Parsely Game Book

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As the parser, you’ll take on the role of a computer game with a limited vocabulary. One by one, the players will give you commands like GO NORTH, LIGHT LAMP or GET SWORD, which you’ll follow to the best of your ability.

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Business/Technology
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20 min.
Parsely Game Book

Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking

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This report summarizes a workshop on the nature of computational thinking held February 19-20, 2009 in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Research Council's (NRC's) Committee for the Workshops on Computational Thinking. The workshop was structured to gather inputs and insights from computer scientists, information technologists, and disciplinary experts knowledgeable about how computational thinking might be relevant to their domains of expertise.

Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking

Working with Data (2014)

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Numbers, sketches, images, and recordings are all examples of data we use everyday. This fun and informative program illustrates the ways data is used in our lives and by scientists. Special emphasis is placed on how data is used to help solve problems in science.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Working with Data

Starting with Questions (2014)

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A very important part of solving problems is to ask questions. This fascinating program teaches students how to ask relevant and useful questions. Students will also learn how some questions are easier to answer than others.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Starting with Questions

Investigations and Data (2014)

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A key component of answering questions and solving problems is to conduct investigations. In easy-to-understand language, this video describes what investigations are and why they are important. Special emphasis is placed on demonstrating the nature of data.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Investigations and Data

Designing Solutions (2014)

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This program ties together the important process of defining problems, asking questions, conducting investigations, and gathering data to develop solutions. Examples of possible solutions to real-life problems help students comprehend this problem-solving process.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Designing Solutions

Describing Problems (2014)

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An important part of science and engineering involves solving problems. In this program, students will learn what problems are and why people want to solve them. Special focus is given to defining problems in the context of science and engineering.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Describing Problems

Blackout

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It was a hot, summer night in the city when the power went out. Everything changed...but that was not necessarily a bad thing. Not normal can be fun.

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Elementary
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00:07
Blackout

I Want My Hat Back

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Bear's hat is gone. None of the animals have seen it. He is starting to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.

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Elementary
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00:09
I Want My Hat Back

Nelson Mandela

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This is the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. His lifelong quest was to establish equality for people of all colors.

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Elementary
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00:10
Nelson Mandela

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