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Should My Kid Learn to Code?

Should My Kid Learn to Code? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Most educators agree that basic application and internet skills (typing, word processing, spreadsheets, web literacy and safety, etc.) are fundamental, and thus, “digital literacy” is a part of K12 curriculum. But is coding now a fundamental literacy, like reading or writing, that all K12 students need to learn as well? In order to gain a deeper understanding of the devices and applications they use everyday, it’s important for all students to try coding. In doing so, this also has the positive effect of inspiring more potential future programmers. Furthermore, there are a set of relevant skills, often consolidated as “computational thinking”, that are becoming more important for all students, given the growth in the use of computers, algorithms and data in many fields.


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What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway? | TechCrunch

What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway? | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:
Github is backed by Marc Andreesen (Facebook, etc).  Think of it as an online, reali=time filing cabinent of all open source programming changes.  The creator of Linux is also involved.

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Andreessen Horowitz announced a whopping $100 million investment in GitHub this week.

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Coder: A simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi.

A little experiment from a couple of us at Google. Coder is a free piece of open source software that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple, lightweight beginne...
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Thanks to Howard Rheingold for sharing this link from GigaOhm via Diigo.

 

https://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fgigaom.com%2F2013%2F09%2F13%2Fgoogle-and-raspberry-pi-join-forces-to-create-coder%2F?tab=people&uname=hrheingold

 

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Learn to Code: The Full Beginner's Guide

Learn to Code: The Full Beginner's Guide | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you've been looking to learn how to code, we can help you get started. Here are 4.5 lessons on the basics and extra resources to keep you going.

 

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I like how they break this up into 15-minute segments.

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