Indicator 2d.

Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (e.g., critical thinking, metacognition, and self-regulation)

It is important to provide every younger students learning experience to adapt the digital world with higher-order It is important to provide every younger student learning experience to adapt to the digital world with higher-order thinking skills, creativity, and metacognition. During doing research for my coursework, I focused on the topic of how to develop younger students’ digital mindset to equip them for the digital world.   

In my blog: Computational Thinker, I explained programming class is one of the best and efficient ways to foster students to be creative and develop the skills of higher-order thinking. I compared three programming apps in this blog that are appropriate for younger students.  These three programming apps have different features that can motivate younger students’ enthusiasm and develop metacognition and computational thinking from different directions. They are excellent tools for after school autonomous learning to foster students’ self-regulation and also good for collaborative project-based learning in class. They can help younger students to build abstraction mindsets and algorithmic thinking and also can guide students to build a bridge between the digital world and the real world.  

For more details, please check my blog post:

-EDTC6102: Computational Thinker