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Let’s See How This Goes

Well… here goes something. Let’s see how it works. The challenge to my students is to use the new Google Sites interface to create a Fundamental of Computer Science Portfolio to show off some of the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that they have written for this course. This is an introductory course that bridges the transition from lower grade visual block coding to writing real code in a real text editor. Check out the Challenge Site.

Teaching Kids to Code

Just thinking out loud. Digital platforms give the mind an opportunity to explore, comprehend, and produce.

My take away from the Breakfast Television interview with Stefan Mischook on Teaching Kids to Code.

Coding is writing written directions to tell a computer what to do.

Two benefits to learning to code.

First, jobs. Coding is a skill set for a future career. Second, Brain skills. Even if a student does not pursue a career in coding, they will benefit by developing organizational skills, problem solving skills, collaboration (working with others), and developing a digital awareness.