Contrary to popular belief, learning code is so much more than gaming.
Many coding programs are starting to integrate playing video games and learning code, so that children interested in playing video games will start to understand the language behind creating them.
While students often participate in after school activities like sports, dance, and gymnastics, parents should also turn to coding as an extracurricular. With so many resources available, learning to code can be right at your fingertips. Soon, your child will be able to set up a computer program or app using the skills they’ve learned online, through a tutor or an after-school coding program.
In the words of MIT professor, Mitchel Resnick: “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.”
Coding isn’t just a fun after school activity - it’s educational and rewarding as well! And while we’re starting to see many elementary schools embrace the use of computers in the classroom, coding programs have yet to make their way into the regular curriculum. That’s something Hatch hopes to change.
We recently chatted with the staff at Hatch Canada for an insider scoop about new programs, future goals and what you can expect over the next few months!
Over the course of the year, we’ve received a lot of great advice about coding and programming from industry experts. Many of these leaders agree that not only is coding here to stay, but that it has a tremendous impact on the world!
At Hatch, we witness our students’ quest for knowledge each and every day. However, we also hear from parents who are just as excited to see their child flourish and get excited about coding! 10-year-old Sean caught our attention when he talked about coding in his school’s newsletter, and we were fortunate enough to chat with his mother, Erin, and ask her about how coding has affected their lives.