Why Coding

Updated: Jul 27, 2018

Coding is the future

  • The future of our world is digital world, from alarms to robots, smart living devices, smartphones, and etc, technology is everywhere in our daily life and work. Coding is becoming the most in-demand skill across industries. In today’s digital world, coding is fundamental skill alongside math, reading and writing.

  • Coding is best learned early. Learning to code is similar to learning a second language. The earlier that children are exposed to fundamental topics like sequencing, loops, and conditionals, the more deeply they absorb these concepts.

  • 2. Help kids developing other skills

  • Kids who learn to code in early in life gain a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic and advanced thinking behind programming. Coding can help kids developing the following skills:

  • · Critical thinking.

  • Programming helps to break down the problems into a myriad of smaller problems; it teaches you not to freeze on the bigger problem, but rather to understand it by breaking it down and finding solutions to small issues. That way it is much easier, and it’s the only chance to find a solution to the original problem.

  • This means being able to analyze different situations in order to connect the dots eventually.

  • · Confidence

  • It is incredibly empowering for children to be able to create projects and show them off to family and friends.

  • · Problem-solving skills

  • Learning how to code introduces kids to problem solving; it shows how to overlook the whole problems and face the problems from different points of view, and also shows how to break big problems to small pieces and solve pieces by piece

  • · Math skills

  • Coding helps kids visualize abstract concepts, lets them apply math to real-world situations, and makes math fun and creative!

  • · Creative

  • Everyone has a dream, programming helps the kids to express themselves.

  • · Logic thinking

  • Computers complete tasks by following a certain algorithm – a predetermined set of steps, which must be executed in order to reach a certain goal. As long as the underlying steps don’t change, the computer operation is predictable. Algorithm executed on the same data will always deliver the same result.

  • 3. Future jobs.

  • According to the Digital Agenda for Europe published by the European Commission in 2014, by the year 2020, the European market will be in need of 900 000 ICT specialists. The agenda published by the European Commission estimates that at present, 90% of all jobs require at least basic informatic skills. And by 2020, 1 million computing jobs will go unfilled in the United States due to a lack of appropriate preparation of our future work force. So someone has programming is very likely to obtain a desirable and high earning position immediately.

  • Reference

  • 1. 10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code (https://www.tynker.com/blog/articles/ideas-and-tips/10-reasons-kids-should-learn-to-code/)

  • 2. Why coding

  • https://www.tynker.com/content/why-coding

  • 3. https://www.coderevkids.com/why.php

  • 4. 10 Reasons why we should teach kids to code

  • https://medium.com/the-mission/10-reasons-why-we-should-teach-kids-to-code-2d5a8d9941a2

  • 5. https://www.robocamp.eu/en/why-teach-kids-programming/

  • 6. http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Teaching/Future-focused-learning/Coding

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