Great, talk on Assessing Computational Thinking by the Scratch Ed team.
I was sorry I missed the live version, but Memorex is just as good
(okay I'm dating myself, see video below if you don't get the reference)
Here are some of my initial notes and thoughts:
How do you Assess?
Damn good question and I LOVED Karen's line:
"Some of the things that are easiest to evaluate are not the things we care about."
The problem is that the things that are easy (ie: quick and inexpensive) and "fair" (standarizable across a wide population) to assess are not what I care about.
What do I hope kids learning:
I also want to comment on the question that came up towards the end
How do you encourage kids to be bold? (and not afraid to ask questions or make mistakes)
But that's another post.