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A vigorous debate has begun – within government and elsewhere – about what should be done about information and communication technology (ICT) in the school curriculum. Various bodies – the Royal Society, the Association for Learning Technology, Computing at School (a grassroots organisation of concerned teachers) and the British Computer Society, to name just four – have published reports and discussion documents aimed at ministers and the Department for Education. Michael Gove, the education secretary, made an enigmatic speech at the recent BETT technology conference indicating that a rethink is under way in the bowels of Whitehall. Why all our kids should be taught how to code | Education | The Observer
Estonia’s plan to get 6 year olds coding is a stroke of genius Teaching people to code is the new hotness: startups like Codecademy and Bloc are all about helping people learn to program quickly and easily online, and they have helped spawn a cultural movement lauded by the likes of Tim O’Reilly and Douglas Rushkoff.
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Douglas Rushkoff says computer class must be about teaching kids to make tomorrow's software. Douglas Rushkoff: It's Computer Science Education Week, aimed at promoting digital literacy He says we live in digital age but computer science not priority in schools; U.S. is lagging here Teach U.S. kids to write computer code
Though coder Jeff Atwood thinks coding isn't for non-computer geeks, we can think of a lot of reasons normals should learn computer language. Atwood, on his blog Coding Horror, miffed by the "everyone should learn to code" meme, likens coding to plumbing. It's not for everyone. "Look, I love programming. I also believe programming is important … in the right context, for some people," he writes. Six Reasons a Non-Computer Nerd Might Want to Learn to Code - Rebecca Greenfield
Program or Be Programmed | The Play-i Blog If you’ve not heard of Douglas Rushkoff, you must checkout his blog or read some of his thought provoking books. Rushkoff is an award winning digital media theorist and has written 10 books on the subject. He is also a digital literacy advocate for codecademy. As part of the Computer Literacy week activities, Douglas Rushkoff gave a talk to the members of Congress last December on the Value of Digital Literacy. I recently reread the arguments he presented for why US kids be taught programming at an early age.
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Teach our kids to code e-petition « Emma Mulqueeny So after declaring that this would not become a personal mission for me in my post: year 8 is too late it has become a personal mission. The petition is appallingly written.
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