I believe tech skills by themselves don’t prompt big ideas – creative visions do.
I am amazed by the fearlessness of students when it comes to technology. Working with students using coding is like watching a child exploring a new toy. They are always willing to try anything to see what happens. They experiment to determine what works and what doesn’t, and then are willing to fix it and try again.
In addition, coding leads to critical thinking and problem solving; skills that are vital to 21st Century learning.
Q1: What is the importance of coding?
Q2: How are you integrating coding into current or developing projects at your school?
Q3: Without using technology, what skills can we teach that would help develop coding?
By Rhonda Bothwell with the help of Alicia Overbeck