Assessing problem solving through computational thinking with coding and robotics
Simone Granieri & Julie Mueller
Computational thinking can be considered a specific type of problem solving (i.e., approaching a problem with a particular mind-set utilizing computer technology or principles). What is often missing from learning frameworks related to computational thinking is valid and reliable assessment. Join us in a guided discussion around how to assess computational thinking as problem solving using micro:bits and k8 Modular Robotics Kits. You will explore the concepts and skills of computational thinking used in problem solving, as well as effective assessments tools, such as the Callysto’s Computational Thinking test and a set of observational questions (Mueller et al., 2017). During the session, you will be guided through a practical application of a lesson plan and have the opportunity to conduct the assessment as an educator.