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How & Why Teach Kids to Code

How & Why Teach Kids to Code
I want to learn programming, in fact i've wanted to learn it every since i made BASIC show FART in ansi on the screen when in school in early 90s. The problem is, like lots of kids/adults i'm a hands on person. I can't sit reading a book or playing a simple game to learn to program. My brother is good at it, he took about a year to learn C and is making some apps for parents business. But he is a book person. Programming just does not click in my head, its not that I need it explained like a 5 year old, its just my brain does not understand the purpose.

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Why teach coding in school? Whether you're a technophobe or a geeked-out early adopter, there's no denying that the world is run on computers, and the language of computers is code. It seems only natural that there's a wave of interest in the idea of teaching kids to code -- some say it should be a requirement in every school. I think no one would argue that every kid is cut out to be a programmer, but a basic understanding of code couldn't hurt.

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