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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills ~ Mind/Shift

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills ~ Mind/Shift | digital divide information | Scoop.it

by Ian Quillen

 

"...students like Sam Blazes and Wilfried Hounyo, two winners in the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge, say they see their passion for computer programming is potentially leading them into a wide range of future professions.

 

“There’s no specific place you can plan on going because there are so many different things you can do with programming,” Blazes told an audience during a panel discussion at The Atlanticmagazine’s Technologies in Education Forum earlier this month. “You can do pretty much anything with it that you can program.”

 

"That’s because computer programming is a study of languages more than of technology or mechanics. And command of those languages allows programmers to control the functionality of anything that is driven by a computer.

 

"For example, Blazes and Hounyo, both now high school students in the Washington, D.C. area, each won acclaim for helping to design educational video games. But they both said they initiallyembraced programming through school robotics clubs, where students not only build robots, but work to write code that can control robots’ movements and reactions. And as Blazes pointed out, the same skills could also be used for a wide range of career purposes, such as constructing meteorological simulations, making financial predictions, or creating personalized online learning curricula."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 10, 2013 4:20 AM
Great information. HABITS OF MIND!!
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RSA Shorts - How to Find Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson

RSA Shorts - How to Find Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Finding one's passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing.
 


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:02 PM

In this new RSA Shorts video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organisations and communities need to be built on a model of diversity rather than conformity, so that every individual is able to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.

Vicki Butler's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:41 PM

I'm reading this right now! I'm taking time to write and re-connect, re-fresh my own passion of teaching, learning, leading, being....Thanks for posting!

Ekaterina's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:40 PM

"Encuentra tu elemento" increíble trabajo artístico de Molly Crabapple