TV: Why kids should code?

TV: Why kids should code?

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Is formal education preparing kids for the jobs of the future? What sort of jobs will exist in 2036? In this Ask The Expert session, John Tan shares how he has seen children use technology as a powerful tool to create useful projects for multiple purposes. Teaching kids to create through technology from a young age is actually a wonderful opportunity to instill in them positive values on how they can and should use tech. John is an active angel investor in the startup scene and the CEO of Saturday Kids, a digital literacy school for kids. He has 4 kids between the ages of 0 and 5. The two older ones are already learning programming through board games and coding puzzle apps. They are way smarter than John was when he was the same age.
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I'm no expert here. Did a search and found that "scratch" is highly recommended by many teaching programming to children as a good starting point. https://scratch.mit.edu/ It is free and allows its users to build interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. According to its website, it is designed for children between 8 to 16 years old, but often used by people of various ages. Hope this helps! :)
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You can try this app: https://www.gethopscotch.com/ It teaches the user how to create games. There are simple-to-follow tools and tutorial to help your child (or you) learn how to create a game. Have not tried it myself, but the reviews sounds promising. :)
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