Thursday, February 28, 2013

What Most Schools Don't Teach

Interesting question--What do you imagine it is that most schools don't teach?  I saw this video posted on a good friend's Facebook page for the first time a few days ago.  Since then, I've seen it start cropping up time and time again.  Before hitting the play button, I pondered (especially given I teach school), what could it be?

The missing lesson:  Teaching how to Code.  From's "About" page:
"Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn how to code. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra."

I think said it the best on the home page:
Musician/The Black Eyed Peas & Entrepreneur
Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It's important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.“

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