Thursday, February 16, 2017

Why teach coding or programming?

So, if you are anything like me, you are overwhelmed.  The different ability levels in your classroom, the demands of testing, even the sheer number of students can make adding one more thing put a teacher over the edge.  But here is a secret...teaching programming is fun AND it hits quite a few standards of the common core.  Here, I will prove it.

  1. It is fun and exciting!  We need more of that!
  2. It teaches important future ready skills such as:   
    1. Problem Analysis/Solving
    2. Logic
    3. Growth-Mindset
    4. Experimentation/Creation
    5. Team Work
    6. Communication
  3. It is a leveler--you don’t have to be “gifted” to be a gifted coder
  4. It could lead to an amazing job for students in the future.  Check out this inforgraphic.

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