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We're Just Scratching the Surface of What Programming Can Do in the Classroom

Quora | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Quora

At what age should children be introduced to coding, and how? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

Obama: Computer Science as Basic as '3Rs'

Larry Magid | Posted 01.30.2016 | Technology
Larry Magid

President Obama called upon America to make computer science "a basic skill, right along with the three 'Rs.'" He pointed out that nine out of ten parents want it taught at their children's schools, "yet right now, only about a quarter of our K through 12 schools offer computer science."

These Kids Spent 8 Hours Coding And Broke A Guinness World Record

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology

July 30 was a big day for over 1,000 members of Boys and Girls Clubs in the Seattle area: They learned how to code, and they broke a Guinness world re...

Computer Science in K-12 Classrooms Needs to Catch Up

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's estimated that in the next decade the number of computer science jobs in the U.S. will outnumber qualified people by 1 million. That's 1 million jobs for the taking that Americans will miss out on because of inadequate skill sets.

Screen Literacy for the Next Generation: How the Arts and Humanities Matter

Christine Henseler | Posted 09.03.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

In my college classroom I often ask students about their technology habits and, to my surprise, I repeatedly find that this "tech generation" is not as active as we have come to believe.

How Khan Academy Is Changing The Rules Of Education

Wired | Clive Thompson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

"This," says Matthew Carpenter, "is my favorite exercise." I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is p...