Learning to code (computer programming) has been recognized in recent years as a valuable skill for students at all grade levels. When students learn coding, they use problem-solving, sequencing, critical thinking, math, logic, creativity, and structured language skills. The earlier students begin practicing these skills, the sharper those skills will be as they move through school.
According to Code.org, computer science will be one of the fastest growing occupations in the next 10 years, but only 40% of schools teach computer programming.
Many schools have started teaching coding through special activities such as Hour of Code and after school technology clubs, and now schools are looking at ways to transition these special activities into the classroom. Library time is an increasingly popular starting place to introduce coding.
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Here are some helpful resources on coding in the classroom:
- A Beginner's Guide to Coding in the Classroom
- 3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher
- List of Coding Resources
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