A major part of that is computer coding, and the "Hour of Code" (over at code.org) is heavily promoting that anyone can learn. They've been running on on-growing counter of the number of people who have tried coding on the Hour of Code site, as well as a running tally of the number of lines of code written. Both numbers are astronomical: and growing!
To the left is a super infographic that shows the reasons it's important to teach kids coding. Of course, it came in either super-sized or teensy, so click on it or this link to see a full size, readable version!
Hour of Code has many resources for Students & Teachers alike, including the statistics image below from last year's Hour of Code.
Additionally, they have a mix of user-friendly tutorials, including some very iconic & familiar ones with Angry Birds, Plants versus Zombies, and even Elsa & Anna from "Frozen." Some are more complicated than others, but the Hour of Code folks advertise that anyone from 4--104 can do it! We'll be doing it in Kindergarten Technology this week!
For another wealth of resources, be sure to check out Michelle Green's Hour of Code post, including a Symbaloo webmix of a boatload of coding links.
|Stats from http://code.org/images/fit-960/stats-hoc-2013.jpg|