“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ” By Martin Fowler
Did you know there will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than students by 2020 and that 9 out of 10 US schools don’t teach computer programming? This week (December 9-15) Computer Science Education and Code.org will host the Hour Of Code. The Hour of Code is an event organized to show that everyone can learn to code. Here is a short video describing Hour of Code:
I believe that Computer Science courses will soon be in every school, as it is a language we should know for the 21st century. Teaching students to code from a young age (just like foreign languages) can help students have a better understanding of computer science. This video is an oldie but goodie that talks about why we should be teaching coding.
Do you want to teach your students to code but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you want to learn coding yourself? Check out all these resources:
Codecademy.com (I have seen a few middle schools use this site for coding clubs after-school, this is how I taught myself to code)