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An educational podcast designed by teachers at International School Aberdeen. The focus point of this podcast series is investigating the benefits of implementing Computational Thinking across K-12 curriculum.
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Catching up on being CT-wise!
October 29, 2021 In this first episode of the 21-22 school year (and 6th overall CT Podcast episode),  three teachers from across different grade levels catch up and reflect upon everything from summer PD involving CT, current readings, future plans on things to try within the classroom etc. In this episode the following speaker educators are featured: Lulu Davies (Grade 4 Teacher) Isabelle Wolfe ( MS/HS French ) Shashi Krishna (MS/HS Computer Science)
20:38
October 29, 2021
Impact of CT on pedagogy and assessment
In this final episode for the 2020-2021 school year, the entire CT group reflects on how integrating the different aspects of computational thinking have impacted the way they teach and the big takeaways from the year. In this episode the following speaker educators are featured: Paula SantaCruz (ES and MS Spanish) Morio Kajiwara (ES Asst. Principal and Tech teacher) Lulu Davies (Grade 4 Teacher) Susan McWhirr (Kindergarten Teacher) Isabelle Wolfe ( MS/HS French ) Jo Curnock (MS/HS Science) Shashi Krishna (MS/HS Computer Science)
19:10
June 03, 2021
Using CT in any subject
This episode is an important one for anyone wishing to consider implementing Computational Thinking based problem solving in their subject areas. CT enthusiast and first timer, Paula SantaCruz (ES and MS Spanish teacher), interviews different subject and grade level teachers at International School Aberdeen on ways in which CT has enriched their pedagogy and student engagement. This is a first in a series of episodes we hope to produce which will bring new voices, ideas and insights into our continued efforts to help CT's fundamentals spread across our teaching and learning community. In this episode the following speaker educators are featured: Paula SantaCruz (ES and MS Spanish) Morio Kajiwara (ES Asst. Principal and Tech teacher) Lulu Davies (Grade 4 Teacher) Susan McWhirr (Kindergarten Teacher) Isabelle Wolfe ( MS/HS French ) Shashi Krishna (MS/HS Computer Science)
25:49
April 30, 2021
Easter Bonus Episode
A special Easter bonus episode with Ian Simpson, Faculty Head of ICT at Portlethen Academy in Aberdeenshire. He has a wide range of teaching and administrative experience in international schools around the world. In this special episode Ian shares his thoughts and strategies on Computational Thinking along with some fascinating insights into activities he has used for pattern recognition. International School Aberdeen is happy to have his contribution to CT Pod. 
15:13
April 02, 2021
Recognizing patterns
In the third episode of this ongoing podcast series on Computational Thinking (CT) , K-12 teachers from International School Aberdeen share their thoughts on Pattern Recognition - the second and important stage in CT.  This is the stage where learners should start looking for similarities and differences in the broken down units of the initial problem and start thinking of how to build their solution. In this episode the following speaker educators are featured: Joanne Curnock ( MS/HS Science) Lulu Davies (Grade 4 Teacher) Susan McWhirr (Kindergarten Teacher) Isabelle Wolfe ( MS/HS French ) Shashi Krishna (MS/HS Computer Science )
21:11
March 26, 2021
Decomposition of problems
In the second episode of this ongoing podcast series on Computational Thinking, teachers from International School Aberdeen share their thoughts on Decomposition. It is the first step or stage in CT where a problem is broken down into smaller more manageable pieces so that finding solutions for it becomes more logical and methodical. This episode was recorded live with all the teachers present during the meeting and having a chat about this topic.
16:28
February 19, 2021
Introductions and Reflections
In this debut episode of this podcast series, teachers from K-12 at International School Aberdeen share a little bit about themselves and their journey with the basic idea of Computational Thinking within their subject areas. We have designed a linear approach for the episode where each speaker does an introduction and reflection for 2-3 minutes.
15:21
January 27, 2021