Enhancing STEM with Scratch

Computational thinking involves a set of problem-solving skills and techniques programmers use to create computer applications such as search, email, and maps. Educators have found that computational thinking is applicable to nearly any subject, and that students who learn computational thinking across the curriculum begin to see a relationship between different subjects as well as between school and life outside of the classroom. When students are allowed to connect the CT skills used in social studies or math with the same skills used in science, it reinforces their importance, and helps students understand that it’s the same set of skills applied in different domains. It’s the same thought process with different applications.

Tech Matters works with students from 3rd to 8th grade to enhance math and science skills by introducing students and their teachers to Scratch Programming:

Why Scratch

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