Feb 272013

In Should We Do Away with Calculation, Conrad Wolfram says that if you want to know if students understands a computational procedure, ask them to do a program, let them code it.Here is another video which calls students to learn coding. The video titled What Schools Don’t Teach featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, and other software developer giants speaking, urges kids to learn how to write codes. Reading and writing codes should now indeed be part of our curriculum. And for the arts inclined? Well to borrow from WordPress: ‘Code is poetry’.

What schools don’t teach video promotes code.org, a nonprofit foundation created to help computer programming education grow.

To drive the point, see the graph below from code.org.

computer programming

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