Tag: coding

Gadgets and coding core to schools

Geeking out young: gadgets and coding need to be core in US schools Though many feel that there are already too many gadgets and too much internet in kids’ lives, Arboleda and One Laptop per Child have the opposite viewpoint. He said that a laptop could become a precious, transformational object for a child, taking them to new places in… Read more →

How young is too young to learn to code

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code With the help of a custom Java applet, he was able to get kindergartners to write a tic-tac-toe program, based on step-by-step rules the students formulated as a group. And using colored balls and string, he taught the kids how to create graph algorithms, an essential component of computer science.… Read more →