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mejiac
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mejiac,
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12/10/2015 | 3:18:48 PM
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@PedroGonzales,

To add to your comment, one main aspect of teaching technology today is the fact that it's evolving at such a fast pace that it's hard to determine what needs to to be taught and what needs to be referenced.

I myself have a conflict on this matter. I'm all for making things easier for folks, but for robust solutions you need 1's and 0's, you need good old fashing coding. But you also need creative people, folks that can think beyond the box and really come up with ideas that lead to killer apps (and usually these folks aren't techy)

I think this is what it's important for to understand the benefit of how apps are builts, but also understand the back bone of it....what makes it tick.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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12/10/2015 | 3:15:40 PM
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@Kelly,

Superb article! I greatly enjoyed it!

I agree, and it also makes sense that adults are very much interested in this, since from a business perspective, producing a killer app could easilly lead to a very succesful ventureship.
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Kelly22,
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11/16/2015 | 4:54:37 PM
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Agreed, I was so glad to learn of a platform intended to teach mobile computing to a younger generation. I think this method is something kids will get excited about, which will be critical to keeping them interested in learning more about the subject.

I also think it's significant that the user base of Abelson's program turned out much older than expected. This shows it's not only kids who benefit from basic CS education, but adults as well.
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Ashu001,
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11/14/2015 | 1:15:37 PM
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Pedro,

That is a very-very good comment you have made here!

As someone who has attended Multiple Courses (over Different Degrees) one thing that has often struck with me when I was studying or even when I was teaching some material is when I Personally dont get a buzz in the material in front of me,its basically next to impossible to get it through my head or convey the material in its entirety to the audience either.

Super Super comment you have made here!!!
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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11/13/2015 | 3:30:25 PM
making programming available to all
I think this is a good method becuase  computer science course they lack a good method to really engage students in learning programming specially, for non-enginners.  They need to be able to understand computer science concepts and learn how they can apply these concepts in their life.  Students get distracted if the material isn't supported by activities that let them see how the theory applies to their daily life.
codesparkceo
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codesparkceo,
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11/13/2015 | 2:54:04 PM
Better K-5 coding resources
If you are looking for K-5 friendly resources for teaching coding then check out The FOOs and its free curriculum here - TheFoos .com /hourofcode? 


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