Really fun! I feel like this is going to be an amazing way to learn about making iOS apps. Very excited to try more and more of these!"
If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you're trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there.
Published on September 12th, 2013 | by Frances Kerfoot You have probably seen lots of news stories about kids who are as young as 7 developing iPhone and Android apps and maybe you started wondering "why isn't my kid doing that"? Unfortunately, it's not necessarily an easy thing to make an app.
About this course An introduction to programming with an emphasis on game design, interactive animations, and storytelling. Topics covered include loops, conditionals, events, motion, pen drawing, collision detection and more. Students are introduced to concepts in an interactive framework with narration, videos, and guided tutorials.
The story notes that kids as young as 7 years old are now taking basic coding classes online and that, at least in New York City, afterschool private lessons in coding—akin to piano lessons or private academic tutoring—are not unheard of. Meanwhile, coding "boot camps" are gaining popularity among older students looking to gain marketable skills.
Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code. In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code.
03/05/2014 As markets get frothy and the Nasdaq marches toward 5,000, I would understand if you believed that we're on the road to a painful burst of yet another bubble. That road - littered with the ruins of a new generation of Pets.com-like business models - may certainly be in our future.
In this TEDx talk, Gary Stager, curator of dailypapert.com will share a lightning fast introduction to the wit, wisdom, and powerful ideas of Seymour Papert; one of the greatest educators of the past half century.
by Viviana Woodbury, appdeveloper.org What with the almost universal proliferation of smartphones among students, even at the elementary school level, it would seem like a no-brainer for an educator to utilize mobile apps as effective and readily-accepted learning tools.
Not everyone is meant to be a coder though-or has the motivation to code. This has left a huge part of the population wondering how to respond to the "learn to code" movement, and what actually makes sense for them to do.
By Sheena Vaidyanathan Have you ever looked inside a laptop? Have you ever held a CPU or studied the components on a computer motherboard? Though we use computers everyday, many of us know little about the fascinating world inside.
If Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates say so, it must be true: Understanding how to code is the new literacy. Take Zuck and Gates' advice - learn to code. Understanding computer programming will open doors to new jobs and opportunities. But you're probably thinking, where do I even begin?
It's hard to argue with the importance of teaching students how to use computers - how to turn on, log on, search the Web, and use applications. These skills are absolutely necessary for students' academic success as well as for their future job prospects.
Peer Powered Learning is more fun with friends. Work alongside your peers, get help from mentors, or offer your expertise to those in need. Peer-driven study groups and challenges by learners just like you are available right now. Anyone can become a mentor to provide one-on-one help.
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Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation.
Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
That computer mouse that fits so nicely in your hand, the way your iPhone reacts to your creative way of spelling, the "so simple why didn't I think of that?" processes you encounter every day -- these are the result of design thinking, a sequential process embraced by innovative companies and entrepreneurs.
Where are the girls in ICT and Computing April 26, 2014 By: Terry Freedman It was International Women's Day on March 8th, so it seems quite timely (in a belated sort of way) to focus on gender issues as they relate to computing and ICT. What are the gender issues?
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.
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Ali Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, has an ambitious goal: To get public high schools to offer computer programming classes -- not just as an elective, but as a science requirement. "It's absolutely relevant for public education to embrace computer science," he says.
If you've ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you're not alone. The good news is that entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of dollars and months of work.