Play-i’s robot will teach your child to program

Play-i is making robots to encourage tangible play with technology.

The tech world has collectively decided that programming is an essential skill all kids should learn, perhaps even before they learn to read. The programming market has been saturated with tablet apps aimed at raising the next Zuckerburg.

 

 

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Programming is the core skill of the 21st Century

Learn-to-code programs bent on teaching anyone, even children, programming skills are on the upswing.

Meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs in the 20th Century. Today, it’s centered on Alphas, Betas and C++. Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers.

 

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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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Kirk McDonald: ‘Sorry, college grads, I probably won’t hire you’

Please learn a little computer programming.

Kirk McDonald: Dear college graduates:  The next month is going to be thrilling as you cross this major milestone in your education. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance, the congratulations, and the parties. But when it’s all over and you’re ready to go out into the world, you’d probably like to meet me, or others like me—I’m your next potential dream boss. I run a cool, rapidly growing company in the digital field, where the work is interesting and rewarding. But I’ve got to be honest about some unfortunate news: I’m probably not going to hire you.

 

 

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CodeSpells – a video game that teaches how to program in Java

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CodeSpells is an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in the popular Java language. CodeSpells has been developed by University of California, San Diego computer scientists.

 

 

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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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The changing face of software development that every organization needs to know about

Cloud- based infrastructures and the rise of open-source technologies have heavily influenced the software development landscape.

Software is created in the midst of fundamental change. Agile, component-based software development are helping coders create applications faster and more efficiently than ever before, but the process has also introduced complex new risks and requirements. Four critical steps can help reduce those risks.

 

 

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Computer science majors lacking in Seattle

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Students at the University of Washington.

There are thousands of computer-related jobs that are waiting to filled just in Seattle alone.  But the number of bachelor’s degrees in computer science at the University of Washington is the same as it was more than ten years ago.  A lot of students have been rebuffed in their effort to major in computer science or computer engineering.

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Futurist Thomas Frey interviewed about DaVinci Coders program

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Futurist Thomas Frey took time out of his busy speaking schedule for a short interview with Larry Nelson at W3W3 radio. This time Mr. Frey conversed with Larry about DaVinci Coders, the new beginner based Ruby On Rails program that he is putting together at DaVinci Institute…

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