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CSpathshala Annual Report 2017-18

Although teaching computers has already been introduced in India, it focuses primarily on digital literacy and students are taught use of word processors and presentation applications. Many countries are moving away from a digital literacy to a Computational Thinking (CT) based curriculum. Introducing a computing curriculum for schools in India has several challenges over and above those faced by ...[Read More]

Simple Innovations – A Step to Enhanced Learning

A feedback phone call from a CSPathshala volunteer on the CSPathshala curriculum implementation invoked an interest in Ajay Prajapati to go through the Sudoku lessons. Ajay, a teacher from Dotad School from Poshina taluka in Gujarat roped in the other teacher, Sanjay Prajapati and together taught the class 5 students how to solve the 4×4 Sudoku. Dotad, a traditional village populated by a cap ...[Read More]

Computational Thinking in K-12 Education

What is Computational Thinking? Computational Thinking is the process of formulating a problem, finding solution to the problem and expressing it in such a way that humans or machines can understand the solution. It involves the use of problem solving methods to decompose the problem into smaller manageable sub problems, identifying the right abstractions so as to deal with scale and complexity, f ...[Read More]

CSpathshala: ACM India Education Initiative: 2016 Report

CSpathshala: ACM India Education Initiative: 2016 Report

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India has started a national education initiative, CSpathshala in 2016, to teach computing as a science in schools from K-12. The goal is to reach all schools in India by the year 2030. India has 1.6 million schools with about 350 million students making this an ambitious and challenging project. A robust CS curriculum, a scalable teacher development a ...[Read More]

Report: CSpathshala workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools – Pune

Report: CSpathshala workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools – Pune

CSpathshala had organized a workshop on “Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools” for Principals, Trustees and Directors of schools in Pune on 3rd December 2016 at MCCIA Trade Tower, Pune. The main objective of this workshop was to deliberate on the need to teach computing as a science. We received an overwhelming response with participation of 35 Directors and Principals from vario ...[Read More]

Teaching Computing in Schools

Why is the computing curriculum in schools so bad? The subject is not a recent addition. Computer Science has been a subject for class 10 and 12 in most boards for at least 15–20 years. From class 1–8, many schools have one or two periods set aside each week for ICT. One problem is the name: “computer science” is interpreted as the study of computers. The emphasis is on dis ...[Read More]

CSpathshala Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools in Ahmedabad on 22 October, 2016

CSpathshala Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools in Ahmedabad on 22 October, 2016

A Workshop on “Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools –CSpathshala” was organized by School of Computer Studies, Ahmedabad University in association with ACM-India and Tata Consultancy Services under the Sponsorship of Google on 22 October, 2016. CSpathshala: ACM India K-12 computer science education initiative is aimed to promote the teaching of computing as a science in schools of Ahmedabad ...[Read More]

CSpathshala Teachers Feedback Workshop – Sept 24th, 2016

CSpathshala Teachers Feedback Workshop – Sept 24th, 2016

The CSPathshala team organised a feedback session for teachers and content creators on 24th Sept 2016. CSPathshala is an education initiative to promote teaching computing as a science in school. Teachers provide feedback on a regular basis regarding course material, using google forms. Mentors also collect feedback through phone calls and face to face meetings. Feedback gathered earlier indicated ...[Read More]

CSpathshala Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools in Delhi on 20th June 2016

CSpathshala Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools in Delhi on 20th June 2016

CSpathshala, in partnership with Delhi Public School, R K Puram and ACM India Delhi Chapter, organized a workshop to initiate a broader discussion on the need to teach computer science in schools on 20th June 2016 from 9:15am to 3:30pm, at Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram with a participation of 90+ Computer Science teachers of schools from Delhi-NCR schools. Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director IIIT Del ...[Read More]

CSpathshala: Workshop: Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools

CSpathshala: Workshop: Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services, has started a national education initiative, CSpathshala, to promote teaching of computing as a science in schools. CSpathshala has received seed funding from Google. Computing is ubiquitous and people from every walk of life will need to be familiar with computing in some form or the other. This wi ...[Read More]