Let’s Teach Kids to Code

Previously published on OcalaITPros.com.

“So he was learning many different core principles of design – about how to experiment with new ideas, how to take complex ideas and break them down into simpler parts, how to collaborate with other people on your projects, about how to find and fix bugs when things go wrong, how to keep persistent and to persevere in the face of frustrations when things aren’t working well. Those are important skills that aren’t just relevant for coding, they’re relevant for all sorts of different activities.” – Mitch Resnick on his experience helping a young programming student

From TED – “Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)”