Monday, December 7, 2015

The Hour is Upon Us.

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” - David Warlick

The word 'code' is a popular term to describe the set of languages that programmers use to get computers use to do what we want them to do. To work in any technological field, you must be familiar with at least a few of them.  Some of our students will go on to get good jobs in the computer science field. Our school is blessed to have many resources at our disposal to teach and inspire our students. Not all of our kiddos will go on to computer science jobs, so why teach programming? I have learned as I have gone through many of the tutorials I am sharing below is that programming is fantastic at showing kids how to think logically and strengthening math skills.  Students learn to problem solve and persevere through challenges.  Give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think.

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