Kids love computers. How does it sound if your child could create an app for your phone, build a game, or just write a program for fun? Getting kids started at an early age is great opportunity to spark interest in computer science. This week, December 9 through December 15 is Computer Science Education week. Many schools are participating in offering instruction for all age and grade levels about how to write computer program code. If your school is not participating, no worries at all. Go to the website Code.org, and explore the many options; this is great opportunity for kids to get started in computer science. The program is called The Hour of Code, and is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour, or more.
There are numerous resources for parents, kids, and teachers. The Code.org website is highly intuitive, easy to use, and chock-full of resources and on-line learning opportunities. Whether one is an elementary, secondary, or college student; a teacher, parent, or curious adult, there are interactive tutorials for every level. Additionally, every major Apple and Microsoft store will offer free coding classes all week - for more information, visit code.org.
Be sure to get your kids involved to help discover their inner geek! . And, please be sure to post your comments to share with others.