gamedesign

Q6 Evaluation

21. Computational Thinking

INTRODUCTION

evaluation arrow

You have completed the four stages of Computational Thinking, but you still need to evaluate what you have done. How do you think the process went? What do you think you could have improved? If the problem involves others, have you involved them in the process and have they given you feedback? During this Quest, you will work on these questions and decide whether or not, you need to revisit any of the computational thinking stages. 


KEY VOCABULARY

Evaluation: Evaluation is the making of a judgment about the amount, number, or value of something; assessment.

Feedback: Feedback is the receiver's response to a message.

Constructive feedback: Constructive feedback is honest feedback and advice that will help you improve the final outcome.


I CAN STATEMENT

  • conduct an evaluation of my complex problem

Steps

You chose a complex problem to work on and you used the four stages of computational thinking to create a solution. Now let's take it through an evaluation process to improve its effectiveness and/or to inform programming decisions.

You will use the Computational Thinking Planning Document from Quests 1-5 to assist you during the evaluation process. 

1. Choose an individual or a group to whom you will present your complex problem and describe the problem you have taken on to them. 

2. Depending on the problem, you might focus on the process and/or the outcome. The process is the four stages and the outcome is if you completed all the tasks to solve a complex problem. 

3. Feedback is important as you need data and evidence from your group. For example, if your complex problem was to create a new game for a mobile device, you may need to reevaluate the steps in the game and change the outcome depending on your peer's feedback on the game. 

  • You can gather feedback informally by talking to your peers.
  • You can gather feedback by creating a survey using Google Forms or Survey Monkey
  • Encourage your peers to give you constructive feedback. This is honest feedback and advice that will help you improve the final outcome. Here is a short video with great advice when you are giving each other feedback. 

4. After gathering feedback, you need to draw conclusions after learning about the strengths and weaknesses of your complex problem's solution. 

  • Do you need to revise the process to improve the solution?
  • What could you change after reviewing the feedback?

5. Depending on time, your teacher may have you use the feedback to revise and perfect your complex problem. Follow your teacher's instructions for revisions. 

6. You now have the skills to use computational thinking whenever you tackle a complex problem. What will you tackle next?

Completing this Quest

Congratulations on completing the four stages of computational thinking and completing an evaluation process. You are now ready to use these new skills on problems that your teachers assign to you. 


I have completed the Quests as assigned by my teacher. 
Go to the Graduation Page for this Thing

Websites and Applications

Websites/Apps

Google Forms

Survey Monkey

Competencies and Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
b. evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
c. curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
d. build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

5. Computational Thinker
a. formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets