For the past year, I have been increasingly convinced that every kid should learn to code. Since I have daughters and I work at an all-girls' school, my interest tends to lean toward getting girls interested in programming, but I guess boys can still learn too (before you get your knickers in a knot- I was kidding! Of course, boys should learn too.
Anyone know how to get this to Miley Cyrus?
Google had just launched a program to turn the Raspberry Pi into a mini web server. Download this code onto an SD card and the Pi becomes an educational tool to teach kids the basics of app coding.
You buzz me one more time there, Mr. Hummingbird, and we are gonna have a problem. Capiche?
From the Pixdaus Facebook page.
Something we need to be seeing more of: a library offering a coding day camp for teenagers.
Last week the Chatanooga public library set forth on its summer day camp for teenagers learning code. After some enterprising Chatanoogans (Pythanoogans?) had success with a project called Community Py, an eight week course teaching Python to adults and teenagers, they applied for a grant for a more intensive summer session.
One 40,000 grant later, they had 55 Chromebooks and enough money to pay instructors and teaching assistants.
Now all they need, according to organizers, is more girls.
What if you could learn to code just by learning a few commands that match the way we speak or write?
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology have shown off that for a few tasks, such as tweaking word processing documents and spreadsheets, people could use natural language as opposed to specific programming languages. As we spend more time in our digital worlds, making the manipulation of that world easier for everyone is the goal behind several startups such as…