Learning to Think Like a Computer
New York Times, April 4, 2017
By Laura Pappano
"It’s obvious that computers have become indispensable problem-solving partners, not to mention personal companions. But it’s suddenly not enough to be a fluent user of software interfaces. Understanding what lies behind the computer’s seeming magic now seems crucial," writes Laura Pappano, WCW writer-in-residence, in The New York Times. "In particular, “computational thinking” is captivating educators, from kindergarten teachers to college professors, offering a new language and orientation to tackle problems in other areas of life."