Broadband information and technology, Children & Young Adults, Computers and Computer Science 15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code

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Teachers With Apps blogger Jayne Clare posted an article in April 2013 that has even more resonance today, as the advent of next generation networks and advanced wireless communications (including LTE, or Long Term Evolution) create the foundation for the greater development and access to digital content.“15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code” lists many obvious and not-so-obvious justifications for encouraging youngsters to become technology creators and not just consumers. In fact, this could apply to many adults as well, regardless of age!

Drawing from experts and her own observations, Clare cites the shortage of developers in light of increased need; creativity, our dependence on technology, realizing dreams and even helping humanity in her list.

CoderDojo, Khan Academy and are among the many online resources for accessing training. And, with 33 free public computer centers available in the United States Virgin Islands, now anyone can #LearnSomethingNew – like coding!

Read the article: 15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code (TeachersWithApps)




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