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Skills used for programming could also be used for a wide range of careers, such as constructing meteorological simulations, making financial predictions, or creating personalized online learning curricula.
Startups shine light on importance of teaching children programming fundamentals through storytelling and games.
Paul Herring's insight:
From the article: "Liukas wants to show young girls that programming can be an expressive outlet just like anything else. "It's a craft," she said. "It's building something from nothing." ...
Research shows that early childhood is the best time to immerse a child in foreign language.One study showed that five and six-year-old bilingual children manifested a cognitive system that managed to hold more information at once and switch between them more easily.
There is an obvious advantage of introducing any language at an early age--and that includes the language of computer programming."
"We started Made with Code because even though increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, women aren’t represented in the companies, labs, research, creative arts, design, organizations, and boardrooms that make technology happen.
If girls are inspired to see that Computer Science can make the world more beautiful, more usable, more safe, more kind, more innovative, more healthy, and more funny, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their essential voices. As parents, teachers, organizations, and companies we’re making it our mission to creatively engage girls with code.
Kaplan had written 10 computer how-to lessons for the club titled “The Programming Language: Lua.” Each lesson ranges from 8-14 pages long.Whiz kid an expert in computer coding Foster's Daily Democrat Kaplan is so proficient at coding, in fact, that he was the keynote speaker last month at the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Conference at the University of Maine in Orono.