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Found it interesting, and while maybe not exactly news, could be quite helpful and quite interesting to some people ( maybe not here, but around the world ).



Official site: www.code.org
Edited by Shrak - 2/27/13 at 9:45pm
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this is call and all, but i mean, the exact same argument/video could have been made by a bunch of artists :\

most people will think that their profession is not taught/understood enough in school and its essential.
Its pretty simple though, In most schools if you have any interest you take the subject and learn it...
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Good video, I think coding is a great skill and in high school there was not a single class to help learn it.
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this is call and all, but i mean, the exact same argument/video could have been made by a bunch of artists :\

most people will think that their profession is not taught/understood enough in school and its essential.
Its pretty simple though, In most schools if you have any interest you take the subject and learn it...

Well if people like most professions they can schedule classes to help them with that goal. The videos main point is that coding education is not available in schools before college.
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Good video, I think coding is a great skill and in high school there was not a single class to help learn it.
Well if people like most professions they can schedule classes to help them with that goal. The videos main point is that coding education is not available in schools before college.

I agree and it's why I felt this would be good to post. Schools ( before college ) provide many classes for people to learn many skills. But as it is now the computer courses are merely typing classes basically with some super basic activities. Why not provide a way for students interested to elect into a computer programming course?

It could be argued that history and science are fairly useless courses unless you're interested in those fields, but they're still mandatory courses ( at least in the U.S. ). But even basic programming can be beneficial and does help to think in a way which people don't normally think.
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If you looked at it from a different perspective you might see why these information thieves are propagating such a program...

Zuckerberg and Gates join the learn-to-code movement

FYI
Edited by _GTech - 2/27/13 at 10:53am
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Good video, I think coding is a great skill and in high school there was not a single class to help learn it.
Well if people like most professions they can schedule classes to help them with that goal. The videos main point is that coding education is not available in schools before college.
I went to a high school in Texas and we had... a lot of coding and computer classes. Hell even in middle school in a small town in Ohio we had coding classes (which everyone with a MySpace took). I just graduated last year so I think a lot more schools are adding computer classes.
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Coding is not for everyone.
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this is call and all, but i mean, the exact same argument/video could have been made by a bunch of artists :\

most people will think that their profession is not taught/understood enough in school and its essential.
Its pretty simple though, In most schools if you have any interest you take the subject and learn it...

Uhm, artists don't hold the world together.

Programmers do.

Huge difference between water paints and code that powers everything.
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My high school had coding classes, computer building classes, and networking classes... This was between 1999-2003 so I'm assuming they have even more now...
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I wish my school taught me how to do some basic coding rather than how to have an awkard conversation in spansh at Subway

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My high school had coding classes, computer building classes, and networking classes... This was between 1999-2003 so I'm assuming they have even more now...

My highschool had 1,500 computers.....we had one class where we learned how to use Office.MAYBE an HTML club
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