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What is Computational Thinking ?

A phrase that you hear a lot in the CS education community is “computational thinking.” Let’s explore what computational thinking is and what it isn’t. The term was first used by Seymour Papert, a well-known figure in CS Ed history as the maker of the Logo programming language. One question that you hear a lot … Continue reading What is Computational Thinking ? →

How to Tell the Difference between a Row and Column

Whether you are using Microsoft Excel , working with a computer programming language like Python or just a kid trying to find a seat in a classroom, the difference between rows and columns is very important! And, here at Penjee, we have found that kids in middle  and even lower school are able to understand the difference between rows … Continue reading How to Tell the Difference between a Row and Column →

How Penjee Grades Students

Students sometimes ask , how does Penjee know whether or not I actually used a loop . Well, you might be a bit surprised by how we know whether or not you follow our directions. Consider our assignment that asks you to start Pam, our penguin, in the top left corner and then write a single … Continue reading How Penjee Grades Students →