Welcome along to this weeks
Today is a little different. Today I’m hoping you’ll keep your brain active and engaged. This week I have just one video for you.
If you are a parent with
Naturally being a technical company CODE and software are two things very close to our hearts. The “Web” is growing exponentially. As a company
Viral Video: What most schools don’t teach kids
The video was produced by CODE.org which is designed to educate kids and get them into learning programming languages. Great because programming is basically the same as learning a foreign language.
To be a true native speaker of a language you need to learn it before you hit your 20’s – I’m paraphrasing Bill Liao who spoke about Coder Dojo at an event I was at a while back. It makes sense and the same is true of programming. Kids pick it up quicker and if taught young gain an understanding of the language, and bring a creative thinking to code that is rarely seen in older adopters.
New World, New Thinking Required
I actually don’t think it would necessarily be a good idea to integrate programming courses into school, although it would certainly be of more benefit than some of what’s taught in today’s curriculum.
However whether it is ever taught in schools or not, if you have kids, the best gift you can give them is to bring them along to a Coder Dojo session and support their interest if they are into it. Think of the time you’ll spend as a massive investment in their future.
I’d love to hear of your experiences if you’ve been to Coder Dojo so please leave a comment…