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How Many Languages Do Developers Need To Know?

How Many Languages Do Developers Need To Know? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Big companies like Apple, Facebook and Google are developing their own programming languages, forcing developers to adapt....

There are already hundreds of programming languages in existence, and more are popping into existence all the time. Many are designed for use in a relatively narrow range of applications, and large numbers never catch on beyond small groups of coders.

 
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Does writing code boost math scores? - Boston Globe

Does writing code boost math scores? - Boston Globe | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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Does writing code boost math scores?
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Does it matter? Coding is an important STEM skill. 

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Allscripts launches app challenge for EHR access | mHIMSS

Allscripts launches app challenge for EHR access | mHIMSS | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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Contests/competitions get results. Not only for the prize money, but for the recognition one gains. It seems to be the fastest way to access innovative solutions.

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Adding Coding to the Curriculum

Adding Coding to the Curriculum | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.

Via Angie Tarasoff
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Angie Tarasoff's curator insight, March 28, 2014 1:29 PM

Despite a career background in programming, I feel strongly that a myopic focus on teaching coding in schools will not meet long term social needs for an educated population.


There is tremendous value in kids learning how to identify and solve problems in creative ways, but focusing on coding over-privileges one approach. Not every solution to a problem is a technology solution.


Nor do we require all people to be coders.


We also need architects, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, writers, chefs, welders and farmers.


Our education system currently is designed to graduate students who will attend unversity - yet only 20% of students follow this path. In the meatime, here in Alberta, skilled trades jobs go unfilled.


Teach problem identification and problem solving.


And teach that there are MANY ways of doing this.

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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog)

“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource GeekDad (blog) As GeekDads we are probably more aware than others of the increasing interest from parents, schools and businesses of teaching kids to code.
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