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As Schools Emphasize Computer Science, How Do We Teach Teachers To Code?

There are more than 3 million public school teachers in America, and many of them don’t know much about computer science.<p>Last month, President Obama announced a plan to bring computer science into all American classrooms. The initiative, called Computer Science For All, would devote part of the …

Code Is Political

Though computer code may seem apolitical, it’s far from it.<p>Remember TrumpScript, the satirical Python-based programming language targeting the eponymous presidential candidate that popped up on the internet earlier this year? It's unlikely that it will be used to write much software, but its …

Learn to code in one of the most beginner-friendly and in-demand programming languages on the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Gvahim/FlickrFor anyone who's been wanting to learn to code, or is looking to add another programming language to their skill set, Ruby …

MIT Students Use Their Coding Skills For Suicide Prevention

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are using their coding skills for an important cause: lowering the suicide rate at their school.<p>In the past decade, there have been 12 suicides among MIT graduate and undergraduate students, according to the Boston Globe. While the university …

Rewriting the Code for Girls

<i>By Sarah Brown, President of Theirworld and Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education.</i><p><b>#RewritingTheCode - a new campaign is launched by the children's charity Theirworld. Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8th it calls on all those who want to give girls the chances</b> …

How talk of coding schools creating 'technical ghettos' gets it wrong

OAKLAND — On the last day of Black History Month, <i>The Atlantic</i> published an article entitled <i>Will the Push for Coding Lead to "Technical Ghettos"</i>?<p>The article uses an inflammatory and racially charged phrase, “technical ghettos,” to voice concern from some quarters that programs such as Kimberly …

Coding on the curriculum: We’re making progress

The push to get coding onto the Junior Cert curriculum in Ireland is making steady progress behind the scenes, with schools up and down the country …

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Kids Start Coding Their Vocab - Teacher Tech

Shamelessly, I bribed my 8-year-old daughter to learn JavaScript. I’ve shown her a couple of things with Google Apps Script (which uses JavaScript). …

[TA Deals] Kick off your JavaScript career with a coding bootcamp

JavaScript can be tough, but it’s one of the most important pieces of the web today. Tons of web apps and services use JavaScript, and it’s the …

Udemy CEO Dennis Yang: ‘Coding is the key to the jobs of the future’

San Francisco-headquartered Udemy is in the vanguard of change when it comes to education.An online learning marketplace, it is used by more than 10m …