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Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do.

Some educators and experts are calling it the ‘new literacy’—a subject so important that every child needs to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world.

Learning to code prepares kids for the world we live in today. There are tons of jobs and occupations that use code directly, like web designers, software developers and robotics engineers, and even more where knowing how to code is a huge asset—jobs in manufacturing, nanotechnology or information sciences.

However, for most kid-coding advocates, reasons for learning to code run much deeper than career prep ...


http://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/why-kids-should-learn-to-code-and-how-to-get-them-started

 

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Students can begin to learn coding using Scratch Jr.

It is a free app available for Apple and Android tablets.
As students become more proficient, they can take their coding to the next level using Scratch.

 

Students can sign up for free accounts and practice coding online.

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A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.

 

Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum!

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