We would like to thank the international Bebras community for allowing us to use the tasks they have developed. Bebras is a collective effort of many countries.
Cambridge University Press is a part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading universities trusted for excellence in education.
Brighter thinking drives our approach. Every day we talk to teachers & leading educational thinkers in Cambridge & around the world about how to make teaching & learning better. This insight and our common goals guide the development of every new resource that we publish.
ACM India & Cambridge, together, empower teachers to inculcate computational thinking & problem solving in their classrooms through Cambridge ‘Coding Sandpit’. Authored by ACM India, this dynamic eight-level series with engaging activities was developed keeping in mind the wide scope, application of computational thinking, problem solving and critical reasoning skills in our lives in the digital era.
Bringing Computational Thinking in the Classrooms - https://youtu.be/JNxktadtJNo
GenWise (www.genwise.in) is excited to offer an unique opportunity to the Bebras India national toppers (age 14-16) to participate in the GenWise Summer School (GSS). GenWise will offer 2 full scholarships for students from govt. schools. The total course fees for the other participants is Rs.1.49 lacs and cover the cost of stay and meals for 21 days at the program.
GenWise is a group of 25+ mentors, with exceptional academic, professional and education credentials. This film (https://youtu.be/_5iQtiebnuc) introduces their work and how students experience their programs. GenWise is running GenWise Summer School (GSS) in Apr-May in Bengaluru , modeled along the lines of Duke TIP, Johns Hopkins CTY, etc. and improvised for the Indian context.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India has started an education initiative, CSpathshala, to develop a modern computing curriculum and teaching material for K-12.
The primary goal of teaching Computational Thinking is to develop ability to solve problems and express the solution in the form of an algorithm that is precise and can be understood by a human or a machine. Experts feel that this does not require the use of computers and can be taught as a series of interesting, engaging and fun activities. This also overcomes the hurdle of having to learn programming before being able to explore ideas and articulating solutions as algorithms. We want students to realize that they are capable of finding solutions to problems on their own, rather than being given a solution to apply to the problem.
In 2018, Bebras India ran with a number of common questions as USA and we would like to thank Andrea and Eljakim Schrijvers, Eljakim Information Technology bv, for their generous support in providing the challenge platform.
Chintu Gudiya Foundation is a private family foundation based in San Francisco, CA. In the past, they have funded US-based NGOs and organizations developing open source software for the public good.
CGF’s current focus is working with NGOs and Non-profits in India. Some of the work that they do includes:
- They run Project Tech4Dev which enhances the technology capacity of NGOs
- They fund organizations across multiple sectors, including Sanitation, Health, Education, Adolescent Girls, Sports for Children and Philanthropic Giving
- They volunteer and fundraise with friends and family with an Indian NGO for three weeks every summer