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Computational Thinking: Searching To Speak

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London

This new cs4fn booklet explores computational thinking in action embedded in a story about helping people with disability, even without technology. Design an algorithm to allow someone with locked-in syndrome to communicate. Locked-in syndrome is a condition resulting from a stroke where a person is totally paralysed. They can see, hear and think but cannot speak. How could a person with Locked-in syndrome write a book? How might they do it if they knew some computational thinking?

See how the separate elements of computational thinking combine in interdisciplinary problem solving. Along the way learn about computational thinking, search algorithms and divide and conquer problem solving.

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