Is this CT? (example #1)

Posted January 17, 2018 by ilee

Computational Thinking (CT) is an often confusing concept and I often get the question "Is this CT?"  I want to start discussions on what it is, and what it is not CT, through a series of examples.  Watch the example, then tell us whether you think it is CT or not and Why.  Note: There are no grades or judgment here, we aim to work towards deeper understanding. 

If you have other examples you'd like to discuss, send them to with "Is this CT?" in the subject line.  

The Challenge

After viewing the video, please use the "Add new comment" box to tell us whether you think this is an example of CT or not, and explain why.

For starters we will use the following definition:  "Computational thinking (CT) refers to the human ability to formulate problems so that their solutions can be represented as computational steps or algorithms to be carried out by a computer."  (Martin and Lee, 2016).  We will elaborate on this definition with each example.

At the end of the week, we will have a guest moderator comment on the responses.


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