Enhancing our children's S.T.E.A.Meducation is imperative to their success and will help them become innovators of the future.
S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, andMath.
Computer programming falls in line with these concepts because learning to code will help children improve their:
In our last blog we talked about Computer Science Education Week and the importance of teaching our children to understand computer programming. This week, let's learn more about the website that's making coding exciting and fun for our children!
You may have not heard ofCode.org, but it is very likely that your children have! The websitewas established by twin brothers Hadi & Ali Partovi. Hadi came up with the idea while thinking about his contributions to society and what kind impact he was going to leave behind. He wanted to expose all children to computer science and stress the importance learning how to program.
Code.orglets students participate in tutorials, where they can write small pieces of code using a visual programming language called Blockly. The website gives them the ability to create things like movies, games, and apps some using
characters from their favorite movies
and video games.
The website also launched (the) Hour of Code, which has now reached hundreds of millions of students all over the world!
Although "Hour of Code" is an annual event, remember, it can be utilized any day, any time, any where!
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Let's check out some of the tutorials Code.org has to offer!