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Teaching computer coding skills to every child

Boot Camp feature for Monday, February 8, 2016

Teaching computer coding skills to every child.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   It’s called the Computer Science for All initiative.   A four billion dollar proposal the President is including in his proposed budget that will teach children about computer science the way they learn other basic subjects in school    Code.org Co-founder Hadi Partovi has played a big role in getting schools and lawmakers to understand the need….

“Technology and computers are something that impacts all of us, but most of our kids learn how to use technology, very few of them learn how it actually works inside or how to create technology.  And in a world that is changing so much, increasingly we believe that’s a foundational skill.”

Code.org launched the global Hour of Code education movement just a little over two years ago.   It has come a long way in a hurry.   The hope is that the plan will have the bi-partisan support it needs in Washington to become a reality.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers | Kids