March 14, 2015
Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education. There is a growing demand now for teaching students how to code. In his wonderful TED talk titled “Let’s teach kids to code”, Scientist Mitch Resnick made this beautiful analogy: “When kids learn to code , it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It’s useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.”
In addition to the various sources we have been compiling in the coding section here in this blog, we are also sharing with you these two new articles packed full of great resources to help in the teaching and learning of coding:
In this article shared on lifehacker, Melanie provides 10 interesting tips together with some handy resources to help you learn programming. The resources include a compilation of books on coding, kids app for coding, courses on coding and many more.
This is a newly published post by The Next Web where they featured a variety of courses and tutorials to help you learn coding and improve your programming skills. However, these courses are not free and they range between $39 and $49.