Gates and Zuckerberg back code.org’s mission to teach 10 million students to code

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates

If you care at all about technology odds are that back in February you were one of the roughly 12 million people who viewed the video “What Most Schools Don’t Teach,” featuring the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh encouraging kids to learn to code.

 

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Why high schools should start thinking of computer programming as a fundamental skill

Coding is just a fundamental tool, the same way writing in English and algebra are.

There’s a good chance that your kid’s classroom will be remodeled by the tech industry. After years of more or less resisting the pull of the web, both college and K-12 seem ripe to be remade for the digital age. There’s political buy-in. There’s investor buy-in. There’s a pervasive sense that it’s just time.

 

 

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Trust the Process

The process of creating art can take less than an hour or go well into extra innings, extending across years as the artist returns to a work that isn’t complete. Da Vinci’s beguiling Mona Lisa was a work in progress when he died.

Raymond Alvarez: Professionals and students alike may wonder what interest an artist/writer has in learning Ruby on Rails. My quick answer is it can’t hurt. The real answer is coming to me.

 

 

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Coding is the new literacy of the 21st century

The demand for coding knowledge is massive.

Could you be sitting on the app concept of the century, but you don’t know the programming basics to create it. Now, thanks to coding courses offered by companies such as DaVinci Coders and Codecademy, people are launching new businesses by taking coding matters into their own hands.

 

 

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Estonia’s ambitious plan to get 6 year olds to learn coding at school

The idea is that children in grades 1-4 will take coding classes as part of their normal curriculum.

Codeacademy and Bloc are hot new startups that teach people to code.  They help people learn to program quickly and easily and they have helped spawn a cultural movement lauded by the likes of Tim O’Reilly and Douglas Rushkoff.

But, some people are taking the idea a little further.

 

 

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