Thursday, December 3, 2015

Why Teach Kids to Code?

While attending the DFW Google Leadership Symposium earlier this week, a presenter from Google shared some eye-opening statistics {pardon the poor quality in the image below}, "Computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average." Though I already knew the benefits to teaching students coding skills, this little nugget of information really hit it home.
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There will be 1,000.000 more computer science jobs than students in 2020! 

So, as we approach the worldwide #HourofCode week (Dec. 7-13), here is a little Innovative Inspiration on how and why we should incorporate coding in our schools at ALL age levels.

One of our amazing elementary (K-4th) librarians,  frequently integrates coding into her library lessons as well as facilitates a coding club.

Ready to start coding with your students? Check out these impressive resources!

Check out 5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code from

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code