What most schools don’t teach # LEARN TO CODE: applies to the UK just as much as the USA – excellent video

Note to cynics: ignore the cheese, listen to the message:

Part of code.org, which seems to be a little overloaded at the moment :-)

2 thoughts on “What most schools don’t teach # LEARN TO CODE: applies to the UK just as much as the USA – excellent video

  1. splashing

    This is kinda funny. Rowan just asked me a few days ago how to do something on the computer, and I told him that was part of the program. He got really annoyed at me and said, “well don’t you know how to fix the program?” And what I love love love about that is the difference between an older generation, who thinks you have to buy programs to do things, and my children, who are quite sure that the world is there to be taken apart and put back together, better, with your own skills.

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  2. Melanie Rimmer

    Tom is 15 and started studying for his GCSEs this year. He chose to do double-IT but he’s very frustrated and disillusioned with it because there is no programming involved even though he was promised there would be. Instead he spends several hours a week learning how to make a spreadsheet and stuff like that. Here’s a link to a mock exam paper for GCSE ICT (this is the “basic” paper – Tom is doing the basic and the higher)
    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/mocks/ict_foundation_questions.pdf
    And here’s one for the higher paper:
    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/mocks/ict_higher_questions.pdf
    You’ll be horrified, Alec.

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