Between school, sports, part-time jobs, and extra curriculars, our kids are busy.
If you have kids, then you may have heard that learning to read and write code can fast track your child to future success. But if you know the importance of coding...what’s next? Reading and writing code, like anything else, takes practice and patience to learn. Becoming a “good coder” takes time. However, there are many benefits for kids that will make it worth the investment.
If you are familiar with primary education, you may have heard of the three Rs in education: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.
In the world of computer programming for kids and teens, two primary approaches have become common: teach using block-based languages and teach using fully featured programming languages.
A lot of parents are familiar with this scene: their kids spend hours in front of a screen while on the couch, in the car, or at the table.
Learning to read and write code can benefit anyone, at any age.Specifically, it can help children and teens develop important skills and participate fully in our economy over the next 20 years.
We are living in a world driven by technological advancement and more aspects of our lives and economy digitized. The separation between the Information Technology (IT) employee and non-IT employee will continue to be minimized and blurred as the division of duties erode. Technical knowhow and understanding will no longer be the sole domain of the IT industry or IT employees. Every field will hire employees with strong digital skills to fill most positions.
Part 1: The Why?
Part 2: The How?
If we examine global trends, it is clear that an increasing number of schools worldwide are integrating some form of computer programming into the curriculum. In this post we’re going to focus on why now is the time to include coding in all Ontario classes. In our next education post we will investigate how teachers can incorporate coding into classes, regardless of the subject! First, we must ask under the current provincial curriculum, is there a place for Ontario educators to incorporate programming?
As a parent, you probably feel partly if not completely responsible for your child’s growth and educational success. You are constantly being inundated with differing opinions, studies, articles and research on the best methods for ensuring a fruitful future for your child. In a world where there is just so much information, how are you to determine the best way to support your child’s growth?
Code is the language of the modern world. Whether it’s apps that bring emails to mobile devices or cars that estimate how many miles you can travel before running out of gas, coding is everywhere! Any smart device needs code instructions for it to operate and communicate with the outside world.