Creative computing is about creativity. Computer science and computing-related fields have long been introduced to students in a way that is disconnected from their interests and values — emphasizing technical detail over creative potential. Creative computing supports the development of personal connections to computing, by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests.
Creative Computing is about empowerment. Many people with access to computers participate as consumers rather than as designers or creators. Creative computing emphasizes the knowledge, practices, and fundamental literacies that students need to create the types of dynamic and interactive computational medial that they enjoy in their daily lives.
Creative computing is about computing. Engaging in the creation of computational artifacts prepares students for more than careers as computer scientists or programmers. It supports their development as computational thinkers — individuals who can draw on computational concepts, practices, and perspectives in all aspects of their lives, across disciplines and contexts.
Teacher: Kathryn Neel
Ages: 7-14 recommended. Open to 5-14.
Day/Time: Wednesday 1pm-3pm