For one of my classes, we used a computer game engine to model traffic flow along a road way and modelled the effect of speed restriction changes. We went on to explore how climate models work to help predict climate change, how aid agencies use #bigdata to help target resources during national disasters, using 3D printers, robotics etc.
This is real world stuff that leverages the best out of human creativity and innovation by putting students in charge of technology. Of course, if you really want to make kids think like computers, then teach them just by direct instruction, add some banal worksheets and a final exam to prepare your programmed worker bees for life in ye olde factory.
- Victorian Department of Education Employment and TrainingLearning Technology Coordinator and Leading Teacher, 1990 - present
- ICI Australia (Orica)Research Scientist, 1984 - 1989
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