Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code

Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

This video discusses that not every person will end up a programmer, but if we make coding accessible to all students we can not only empower non-traditional learners but we can perpare the next generation to participate in the economy, not just consume from it. The educational system has been dividing and multiplying subjects for quite a while now and there has been a lot of criticisms that arts are getting pushed out of the agenda.

Could this be the answer? It’s exciting to think how kids can learn music, art, design and at the same way discover the engaging and useful part of maths and acquire a new language that is coding.


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