Thomasville Times On Tuesday Thomasville High School students joined tens of millions of students from across the world to participate in an international campaign titled “Hour of Code.” During their first block of classes, students from every grade had the opportunity to try computer coding for one hour by simply logging on to the web-site Code.org, and following self-guided video tutorials. Designed to promote computer science education in the classroom, the week long, nationwide effort gives every student — regardless of grade, academic interest or access to technology an introduction to the basics of computer science through hands-on activities that demystify coding, proving that creating a phone app or computer game is not as difficult and challenging as it may seem.
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Top 10 of 2014, No. 8: Coding eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and coding is No. 8 Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 8 on our list for 2014 is coding. Coding is quickly becoming a course that schools must offer in some way. Computer programming is one of the fastest-growing areas when it comes to STEM careers. But today’s students aren’t necessarily building the skills they’ll need to fill those jobs.
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11 coding resources for the Hour of Code “Computer science is the way the world is going—it’s the new literacy,” she said. “Not only does it teach you have to program the machines we’re using today, it also teaches you a whole different set of problem-solving skills.” Fewer schools teach computer science now than 10 years ago, though, despite the prediction that more than half of new jobs (60 percent) in all of the sciences will be computing jobs.
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