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Coding is part of the discipline of Computer Science which itself is defined by the term ‘Computational Thinking’. Seymor Papert, the renowned mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, wrote in his seminal book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980) that computational thinking is a ‘mode of thought’. It is a thinking discipline which, Papert claimed, […]
In the past, eager parents wanted their children to become accountants, doctors and lawyers. Today, you are just as likely to hear parents talking about their kids becoming software developers, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs. Here are our top eight reasons for encouraging your child to learn to code. Develops Confidence and Independence One of […]
Johannes, our Python tutor, explains why. Coding is a hot topic. Last summer break our Python course was hugely popular as many kids are showing the desire to learn this programming language. Here’s what you need to know about our Python course. What’s Python and how is it used? Python is a high-level interpreted programming language. […]
This is a spotlight on the first of a series on new courses we are introducing in the new year: Junior Coder offers a solid (and fun!) start for absolute beginners.
“Most of us lived this through the interface. But, in the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves. So how can we halt this decline? It’s simple – let’s get young people excited about coding.”
Python has overtaken French as the most popular language to learn in primary schools, according to a new survey.
Wondering about the benefits of learning to programme and write computer code? See the article I wrote for Jump! Mag about why kids should be coding! Image credit: Jump! Mag
A great video from Code.org about some of the today’s most familiar faces and what coding has meant to them.