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General Assembly launches Dash, a Codecademy-style site that teaches you to code General Assembly launched today a new service designed to help get more people to take advantage of its Web Development courses. Called Dash, users will be able to take courses in HTML, cascading stylesheets, and Javascript right in their browser. It follows in line with what other services like Codecademy, Coursera, and others are doing in the computer programming education space. We interviewed General Assembly’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer Brad Hargreaves who told us that initially Dash was meant to help its students get started in its immersive programs. Interested users can sign up for the service using their Twitter account or email. After successfully authenticating, users can opt to undertake one of four projects, each one more complicated than the last ranging from building a simple website to creating a CSS-powered robot. Just like what you have with Codecademy, Dash’s lessons guides you through the process. Dash is free to use and anyone can sign up for an account.

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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education Teaching our kids to code will make them uniquely prepared to fully contribute to the world. Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate. Our Information Age began, for all intents and purposes, in April of 1993 when the Mosaic 1.0 browser made the World Wide Web available–for free–not just for use but for contribution and participation by anyone with access to the Internet. No one would have believed that peers could contribute knowledge and advice, helping one another to learn through YouTube videos, Wikipedia, or other sites. Why haven’t we had an educational revolution that takes advantage of this human quality that we now have proof exists? Web literacy explains the world we live in and gives us the tools to contribute to that world. Right now kids can go online outside of school all they want.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. Not any more! If you're concerned that that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. In no particular order, we have listed all the coding apps that are appropriate for young learners. GameStar Mechanic Platform: WebCost: $2 per student GameStar Mechanic teaches kids, ages 7-14, to design their own video games. Scratch Platform: WebCost: Free! Tynker Platform: WebCost: Free! Move the Turtle Hopscotch Platform: iPadCost: Free! Daisy the Dinosaur Cargo-Bot

Affordable Online Training Videos | LearnItFirst Graduates to be offered £20,000 to train as computer science teachers The education secretary, Michael Gove, said in January that information and communications technology teaching must be radically revamped to prepare pupils for the future. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Graduates are to be offered £20,000 scholarships to train as computer science teachers in an initiative launched by the government and backed by companies including Microsoft and Facebook. The move is part of a package of reforms aimed at overhauling computer science education, giving children the skills to write programs rather than simply focusing on word processing skills. The education secretary, Michael Gove, announced on Friday that current information and communications technology teacher training courses will be axed from next year. Teachers and industry leaders are concerned that the way ICT is currently taught in schools leaves children bored and learning little beyond the most basic digital skills.

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