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Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students | TechCrunch

Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students | TechCrunch | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
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Eskills4Future - ICT resources & inspiration!

Eskills4Future - ICT resources & inspiration! | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

Are you interested in computers? Games? Or maybe digital art? If you are you should consider turning your passion into a successful and exciting career! :)

 

E-skills4Future provides you with useful links, resources and videos related to e-skills and ICT.

 

Find us here: 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eskills4Future

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/Eskills4Future

Blog: http://eskills4future.wordpress.com

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Play-i Toy Robots Teach Young Children Computer Programming Basics [Video]

Play-i Toy Robots Teach Young Children Computer Programming Basics [Video] | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Everyone needs a basic understanding of computers to function in the modern world. Your little geek-in-training learns coding basics with Play-i toy robots.
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General Assembly launches Dash, a Codecademy-style site that teaches you to code

General Assembly launches Dash, a Codecademy-style site that teaches you to code | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
General Assembly launched today a new service designed to help get more people to take advantage of its Web Development courses. Called Dash, users will be able to take courses in HTML, ...
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BBC plans to help get UK coding

BBC plans to help get UK coding | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
The BBC will launch an initiative in 2015 to get coding more widespread in schools and homes.
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Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT

Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
If This Then That is a productivity lover's dream—go ahead and dive right in.
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Online Pros Make What?! [Infographic]

Online Pros Make What?! [Infographic] | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Online jobs in areas like Web development, data entry, marketing and mobile development are in demand across the globe, but how much do these Web professionals make?
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Google Science Fair 2013

Google Science Fair 2013 | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
It's your turn to change the world
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Esha is a finalist in the 2013 Google Science Fair. Her project was inspired by the passing of her grandmother two years ago.

In her own words, the program works “with the aim of predicting the size and number distribution of metastasized tumors based just on the size of the primary tumor. In the process I hope to learn about important aspects of cancer spread, and provide doctors with a statistical tool that would help them make important surgery and post-surgery decisions.”

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Wanted: ICT skills

Wanted: ICT skills | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

"Learning to code has been trendy for a while. There are numerous free resources on the internet for those who want to teach themselves to programme apps, robots etc. But why is everyone trying to convince us to learn how to code? Well, the reason is simple..."

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Mozilla partners with UK charities to promote digital literacy for children

Mozilla partners with UK charities to promote digital literacy for children | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

Mozilla has partnered with charities Nesta and Nominet Trust to launch a programme that will aim to promote digital skills among children across the UK. The £225,000 Digital Makers fund and network will bring together organisations to support projects that target digital literacy for 4- to18-year-olds, the foundationhas announced.

 

The initiative comes on the back of a YouGov study commissioned by Mozilla that found that most British children want to learn how to code. Three-fourths of children online in the UK between the ages of 8 and 15 are ‘very or fairly’ interested in learning how to build websites, games, or mobile apps. Meanwhile, 67 per cent of them professed an interest in learning programming. Of those children, three per cent said they already know how.

 

by Rawiya Kameir

 

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2012/11/08/mozilla-partners-with-uk-charities-to-promote-digital-literacy-for-children/

 

 

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Working in the Video Game Industry

Working in the Video Game Industry | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
It’s no surprise that working in the game industry might look like a dream job to many people. I mean, who wouldn’t like games? Games are fun and a seemingly infinite source of entertainment. But what is it like to work in the game industry?
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Why I started learning code: a marketer’s perspective « IT Business Blogs Canada - Managing Business

Why I started learning code: a marketer’s perspective « IT Business Blogs Canada - Managing Business | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

All this is to say that I speak with a lot of technology-minded people. As someone with a background in journalism, I’m well acquainted with the process of digesting new information quickly and so I’m usually able to get a better-than-passing grade in communicating with these people and understanding the basics of what they’re talking about.

 

As a content marketer here, I have to thoroughly understand the details of a client’s technology to ensure their content, whether a blog post, tweet, SlideShare presentation or whitepaper, captures all the important details about what they do and communicates those details effectively to their target audience.

 

But, at my core, I’m a communicator with a deep interest in technology, not a technology person with communication skills. I can scrounge up all the information necessary to answer the what, when, why and where of a company and its products. But my weakness is the how.

 

By Alexandra Reid

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Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School?

Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School? | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

Deep into the digital age, the need for everyone to understand and learn programming is becoming more and more apparent.

 

Codecademy, Coursera and other education start-ups are stepping in to fill the much-needed gap to teach adults to code. For kids, non-profits like CodeNow are raising funds to run summer programming camps for minority high school students, while other organizations like Girls Who Code are working on getting middle and high school girls interested in computer science.

 

By Sheena Vaidyanathan

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Learn To Code #1: Does Everybody Really Need To Program? - Forbes

Learn To Code #1: Does Everybody Really Need To Program? - Forbes | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Just the attempt to try to learn JavaScript, as Codeacademy starts students out with, is a useful and eye-opening exercise, no matter what you do in life.

 

Everywhere I turn, there seems to be a new way to learn how to program online. There are free resources like Codeacademy, Udacity, Coursera, Mozilla’s P2PU, Google Code University, and MIT Open Courseware. There are also more and more high-quality paid resources, both online and off, like General Assembly, Treehouse or Bloc, not to mention local continuing ed classes across the spectrum of relevance and quality.

 

But first, let’s address the question head on, why should non-programmers consider learning to code?

 

By Anthony Wing Kosner

 

Read full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2012/10/06/learn-to-code-1-does-everybody-really-need-to-program/

 

 

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What Happens In An Internet Minute?

What Happens In An Internet Minute? | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Infographic: future growth of networked devices
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Web Designers Don't Need College Degrees - Treehouse Blog

Web Designers Don't Need College Degrees - Treehouse Blog | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
College is a considerable investment of both time and money. If you're looking for a career in web design, is it really worth it?
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What Holds Girls Back from Pursuing Computer Science?

What Holds Girls Back from Pursuing Computer Science? | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

This girls in technology infographic shows that social perceptions are powerful influencers, and misconceptions can hold girls back from pursuing computer science careers. At Play-i, we’re passionate about introducing girls to programming at a young age. Our fun, hands-on way to program the world shows the possibilities of amazing things they can do with technology.

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Find the full infographic here: http://www.play-i.com/girlsintech

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Coding Is An Art - Software People Should Learn "Art Thinking"

Coding Is An Art - Software People Should Learn "Art Thinking" | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

The tech world is being inundated by design gurus preaching "iteration!" But thinking like an artist can be more profound for programmers -- and more natural.


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Pixel Press

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The Pixel Press platform offers engaging, interactive story-telling tools that enables users of all ages to turn drawings into video games.
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This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW

This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

"In the near future, I see myself developing more apps, possibly a game," Ethan told me. "In the long term, I may not be in app development but I'll definitely be some kind of programmer."

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Learning To Code: Get A Degree, Or Just Teach Yourself? [Infographic]

Learning To Code: Get A Degree, Or Just Teach Yourself? [Infographic] | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Figure out which method of learning to code fits your lifestyle best.
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Learn Computer Programming: Part 1 - Introduction & Math Prerequisites

Learn Computer Programming: Part 1 - Introduction & Math Prerequisites | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Computer programming has been one of my passions since I was a 11 years old. I'll never forget how excited I was when my parents bought me my first ColecoVision computer! At that time, computers were primarily tape driven.

 

The one I owned operated on two cassette tapes which needed one for storage and the other for the OS. Flipping through operator's manual, I discovered that my new computer was fully programmable! I'll never forget how excited I was when I saw my first program in action! That's all it took to get me hooked! I knew this is what I wanted to spend my life doing it.

 

By Isaac Ortiz

 

Read more: http://www.squidoo.com/learn-computer-programming

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Mozilla launches Webmaker Badges, linked to Persona, so you can brag about your mad coding skillz

Mozilla launches Webmaker Badges, linked to Persona, so you can brag about your mad coding skillz | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

As a primer, Mozilla recently debuted its Webmaker program in hopes of making it “easy for anyone to make something amazing on the web, learning skills as they go.” Webmaker Badges fit seamlessly with that purpose, throwing gamification and bragging rights into the mix.

Admittedly, at first look these badges feel like a novelty more than anything else, but Mozilla has an interesting plan: to integrate them into Persona identities (which we covered here). With it, Mozilla hopes that these badges will provide a “lasting record” of a user’s capabilities and achievements, so they can show off “their new skills to teachers, classmates, peers or future colleges and employers.” That’s an ambitious goal.


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Millions 'lack basic net skills'

A report commissioned by digital champion Martha Lane Fox finds 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills such as using a search engine, sending and receiving emails, completing online applications and accessing information online.

 

"We need to make the country fit for purpose through the next decade and ensure everyone and every organisation has basic digital literacy," said Ms Lane Fox.

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Tackling the tech gender gap by teaching girls to code

Tackling the tech gender gap by teaching girls to code | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it

Computer programming seemed like alphabet soup to Keautishay Young when she was a freshman.

 

But after four years at Chicago Tech Academy, she can rattle off half a dozen programming languages she’s comfortable working in. At the charter school on the southwest side, teens aren’t just using computers to browse Facebook. They’re learning to build their own websites and smartphone apps.

 

By Tricia Bobeda

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Learn To Code #2: The Many Reasons Why We Must Program (And The Few Why Not) - Forbes

Learn To Code #2: The Many Reasons Why We Must Program (And The Few Why Not) - Forbes | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Do you really have to learn to program to participate in 21st century society? No, but finding the appropriate level of programmatic thinking relevant to your mind, and engaging with it, can make your ideas more valuable.

 

The significance of code literacy in contemporary culture is about more than personal lifestyle choices. We are all now immersed, if not in code itself, then in the effects of code on everything around us.

 

By Anthony Wing Kosner

 

Read full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2012/10/09/learn-to-code-2-the-many-reasons-why-we-must-program-and-the-few-why-not/

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Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students | TechCrunch

Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students | TechCrunch | Eskills4Future | Scoop.it
Quick to grow its user base and revenues, last month Treehouse decided to give back to its community by doling out $3 million-worth of free tech education to 2,500 college students.

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