Neil Plotnick works at Everett High School, an urban district located just north of Boston, and blogs regularly for the CS10K Community reports, "Computer science is too often defined by what it’s not. Students,
teachers, and administrators frequently characterize computer science as
a discipline dominated by people who stare at screens, mindlessly
inputting reams of arcane code, or geniuses who thwart bank heists and
assassinations. Others believe that mastering office applications or
producing a webpage form the core of computer science education."
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By approaching computer science as a flexible tool that is vital in many disciplines, students will appreciate how learning to program can benefit them in whatever career path they chose. Teachers in all content areas can also see the value in integrating computer science principles in their practice.
Here are seven tricks for getting students to enroll in computer science classes—or engage them in computational thinking in your own classroom.
Source: Education Week Teacher