Algorithmics from early years
PublisherUniversity of Cyprus
Place of publicationCY - Λευκωσία
SourceCBLIS Conference Proceedings 2010 Application of new technologies in science and education
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We teach algorithmics at early stages of children development by means of various programming languages and ICT tools in order to develop their cognitive and mathematical skills. Computational thinking is not only a useful for computer scientists, but also a fundamental skill for other people. We should teach children computational skills along with reading, writing, and arithmetic. In this article we present our three-year experience of teaching courses, during which we combine face-to-face workshops in a computer laboratory with an online teaching platform. We provide classes for various groups – ranging from courses for primary school students to courses for teachers, which we expand by elements of methodology of teaching.