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Why We Should Teach Coding in Elementary School

March 09, 2018
By Sheryl Sokoler
 
 

 

 

 

Why We Should Teach Coding in Elementary School

Here are a few ideas for developing the next generation of programmers

By Sheryl Sokoler, SSLI Educational Technology Integrator
 

According to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”

We live in a digital age in which computers are everywhere and have become an essential part of our lives. Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming.

Why coding instruction should begin as early as possible
Coding or computer programming is writing a set of instructions that a computer understands so it will perform a task. There are several advantages of learning to code in...Click here to continue reading.

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