What do kids learn today?
Unfortunately not much beyond memorizing some facts and figures.
With the No Child Left Behind policy which is still in effect; Teachers are not allowed to teach anything beyond core curriculum.. That leaves much to be desired.
The California School system recognizes this shortfall and has a proposal before the Dept of Education for Next Generation Science Standards.
Alas, this process is lengthy and will take a minimum of 2 years from ratification ( maybe as early as Sept 2016) before curriculum is actually introduced into our children’s classrooms.
TechsCool uses MIT’s Scratch programming language to teach kids to code.
What do students learn as they create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art with Scratch?
For one thing, they learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers
Please see the link below
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media
Please click here and donate what you can.
Did you know that the number of high schools offering AP computer science classes is down 35 percent since 2005?
Did you know that– The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings.
Did you know that;;At current rates, however, only 30 percent of those jobs can be filled with U.S. computing bachelor’s graduates
I’d like to address that gap with starting a computer programming school
I will teach programming concepts using the MIT developed program named Scratch to to kids 9-18. So they can write computer games and learn 21st century skills, like analyzing, logical reasoning, and collaboration.
I limit class size and ensure that all kids learn and have fun learning about computer concepts and themselves at the age in their lives when they are thirsty for knowledge..
Hello world, seems to be a great starting place for lots of things. Opening a blog,
configuring a digital storefront or checking that your compiler works.
yeah, I’m a coder and an educator.
—here’s a basic Hello world program—
using namespace std;
cout << “Hello world!” << endl;
—end of program—
as you can see it is quite short and simple.
yet it does so much.
and it tests that your programming environment is set up correctly and can compile and produce the proper output..