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10 Strategies To Get Your Students Coding - TeachThought

10 Strategies To Get Your Students Coding - TeachThought | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it

"Teachers struggle to teach budding minds important concepts, but the fact is that America is lacking in science and engineering. In a video aimed at students called What Most Schools Don’t Teach, Mark Zuckerberg tells students: “The whole limit of the system is there just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.”

 

The skills Zuckerberg is referring to are computer science and engineering. The ability to code will contribute an estimated 1.4 million jobs to the American economy, but there may not be enough American students to fill the demand. If you are like the growing numbers of teachers who want to introduce coding to the classroom, read on for tips to get students excited about coding."

 


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Kids need opportunities to code and an audience to share their work.

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Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies

Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
Digital advocates’ popular day of free coding tutorials launches an effort to change education policies.
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Hour of Code a week in December to celebrate national Computer Science Education week exceeds expectations.

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The Best Websites to Help High School Students Learn How To Code

The Best Websites to Help High School Students Learn How To Code | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
Learning to code can be fun and easy. Check out this powerful list to find websites that help students in High School learn how to code. Programming is fun!
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Websites to teach High school students to code

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Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement?

Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement? | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Anna Adam and Helen Mowers, co-creators of the Tech Chicks podcast, contributed to this post.

Over the decades, students have been required to take a foreign language in high school
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Crushing South L.A.'s Digital Divide by Teaching Youth to Code | Education on GOOD

Crushing South L.A.'s Digital Divide by Teaching Youth to Code | Education on GOOD | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUrOSVmhqCk[/youtube] When you think of South Los Angeles, thanks to media stereotypes, you might think of gangs, drugs, and liquor stores. But, do you think of the digital divide?
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Technology Painting

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Learn to code on Scratch platform from MIT Media Lab

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Programming Is the New Literacy

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Already, various thinkers about the future have proposed a number of candidates for
the designation "twenty-first-century literacy." That is, what are the key skills
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Digital literacy coding is the 4th R for the 21st century atfer reading, writing, and arithmetic.

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Schools Aren't Teaching Kids To Code (Here's Who Is Filling The Gap)

Schools Aren't Teaching Kids To Code (Here's Who Is Filling The Gap) | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
Learning to code is all the rage these days, but not in one place that matters a lot: U.S. schools.
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Alternative ways for students to learn to code when schools don't offer computer science classes

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Super Investor Hadi Partovi On Bringing Back The American Dream

Super Investor Hadi Partovi On Bringing Back The American Dream | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
I first met entrepreneur and investor Hadi Partovi a little over a year ago. I was reporting a cover story on the incredible rise of Dropbox. Partovi is an investor in the company and close adviser to its founders.
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10 Strategies To Get Your Students Coding - TeachThought

10 Strategies To Get Your Students Coding - TeachThought | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it

"Teachers struggle to teach budding minds important concepts, but the fact is that America is lacking in science and engineering. In a video aimed at students called What Most Schools Don’t Teach, Mark Zuckerberg tells students: “The whole limit of the system is there just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.”

 

The skills Zuckerberg is referring to are computer science and engineering. The ability to code will contribute an estimated 1.4 million jobs to the American economy, but there may not be enough American students to fill the demand. If you are like the growing numbers of teachers who want to introduce coding to the classroom, read on for tips to get students excited about coding."

 


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Kids need opportunities to code and an audience to share their work.

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Helping Girls of Color Smash the Digital Divide | Technology on GOOD

Helping Girls of Color Smash the Digital Divide  | Technology on GOOD | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
As a daughter of the tumultuous 1960s, I thought revolutionaries were the men and women I saw on my television screen who marched and protested for equality.
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These Robots Will Teach Kids Programming Skills - IEEE Spectrum

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These colorful robots are not only fun to play with—they can teach kids computer programming skills.
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10 places where anyone can learn to code | TED Blog

10 places where anyone can learn to code | TED Blog | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
When you learn to read, you can then read to learn. And it’s the same thing with coding. Here, 10 venues where you can learn coding.
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Platforms and Alternative ways for students to learn to code when schools don't offer computer science classes

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Let's Teach All Kids to Code Kids Need to Learn to Code - Dream Workshop

Let's Teach All Kids to Code Kids Need to Learn to Code - Dream Workshop | Teach all kids to Code | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is no longer a wave of the future. Kids need to learn to code. It teaches them to persevere, solve problems creatively and think critically
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Digital literacy coding is the 4th R for the 21st century atfer reading, writing, and arithmetic.

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