Matt Ruzicka wonders what could have happened if his school was visited by someone who shared how programming has less to do with something he could learn in college, and more to do with what he was actually doing in class in his post “School, Math, and Code”. (via “Life and Code”)
More than a few of us from CIM are active in our communities, including my former manager Aaron Held, who received this note from a thankful student who needs more support from others.
Knowledge of programming, not the use of specific kinds of software (word processors for example), is a necessary part of literacy today.
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
Google: Exploring Computational Thinking
Computer Programming for Everybody
Knowing and Doing: “Programming for Everyone — Really?”
MediaShift: Aran Levasseur: “Learning in a Digital Age: Teaching a Different Kind of Literacy”