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The Year of the Code

There is a growing movement to introduce coding into the fabric of our everyday curriculum especially in the primary grades. This is not a brand new movement; however, the success of this year’s Hour of Code, the series “Women in Tech” by NPR, and the promise of programs like blackgirlsCODE, Girls Who Code, and Girl Develop It have created a definite buzz when it comes to coding. Personally, I am super excited to see so much attention given to coding particularly if it means more young girls and women will take an interest in learning how to code. There are so many female role models in technology to look up to. I realize there is more work to do but I am hopeful that this trend will continue and there will be even more opportunities for women to lead in every facet of the technology industry. tlb

Related: Adding Coding to the Curriculum from March 23, 2014’s nytimes.com

 

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About principalaim

Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

3 comments on “The Year of the Code

  1. kedavis99
    March 27, 2014

    My kids participated in the Hour of Code back in November and we have continued with the additional lessons. My fifth graders loved it but I did find that it was the girls who struggled most with their confidence to do it at the beginning, now several months later they’re doing well. On the other hand in my kindergarten classes (we use the site botlogic) it’s the girls who are soaring through the program and often helping the boys learn what to do. I need to write a post on this topic.

    • principalaim
      March 27, 2014

      I love hearing that your students are still excited about coding because our students also got really involved and are still excited about coding. I am also encouraged to hear the girls in your class are willing to take the lead (even helping others) with coding! I hope more schools will jump on the coding bus. Thank you for your continued support!! Sincerely, tlb

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