By Dan Leeman
With Hour of Code and Girls Who Code rapidly gaining popularity, it’s easy to see that the coding movement is growing. Even President Obama recently gained attention for being the first President of the United States to write a line of code.
The reasons behind teaching students to code seem fairly obvious. Technology is a growing sector, and technology companies claim a shortage of qualified individuals for technology jobs.
Should Schools Be Involved?
But where does that leave schools? Should every student learn to write code in the push for STEM education?
This has been an interesting topic of discussion amongst the staff here at Edublogs. As an educational technology company, we’re invested in teachers and students, as well as the use of technology. We bring our own biases to the table as some of us are both former educators and technology workers and enthusiasts.