Coding and Programming

Putting this out there as a rhetorical question.  Should 9 and 10 year olds know how to animate via programming and coding?  Maybe.  Should we try?  ABSOLUTELY!  Coding = problem solving.  Programming = creatively building something digital.  If thinking about your coding experience involves turing or lots of failed ‘ifs’, ‘ands’, and ‘ors’, don’t fret.  https://scratch.mit.edu/ has made programming very accessible and visual and is successful with kids all over the world.  Students can use their Thames Valley Gmail account to get started.  There are lots of ways to take baby steps into this world.  I can definitely think of some students who would flourish with a few hours of coding.  And if MIT says it’s cool, it’s cool!

Stay tuned…

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