Coding can enhance children’s creativity and their understanding of mathematics.
Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
Forty-seven states let computer science count in place of math or science classes required for high school graduation.
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Most states have changed their rules in recent years to let computer science count as a required high school math or science class. A physics professor explains how that trend could set students back.
Mobile phones and tablets are basically mini computers – and to a computer, everything is a number.
The American Survival Research Foundation offered a reward of $1,000 for cracking one of Thouless’s two codes within three years of his death. It was not claimed.
Computer capabilities have boosted our decryption technology to great heights. How will the future compare to a past, one in which codes were thought to be a means of communicating after death?
In the near future, the ability to code will be as essential as knowing how to read, write and count.
South Africa's introducing coding as a school subject but until teacher education, IT infrastructure and internet connectivity issues, among others are addressed, the country has a long way to go.
Society needs cybersecurity professionals who can protect systems and mitigate damage.
It can be hard to tell whether what’s in the box will encourage development or just be a waste of time.
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There's a spectrum of quality when it comes to what kids can do with screen time. An expert in early childhood technology suggests picking tech activities that promote problem-solving and fun.
Truly learning to code involves more than episodic experiences. Students should ideally develop a ‘coding mindset.’
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Learning to code is often presented as a solution to job market problems of the 21st century, but are students really learning the competencies they will need?
Could music one day be something we experience through augmented reality, responding to the way we move through the world? Sound supplemented with colours and shapes?
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Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.
Beebots are robots that kids can easily program, with direct feedback seen in where the robot goes.
Toys and games that involve friends and family members are more than just fun: they can foster new skills, challenge children to work in a team and encourage thinking and idea development.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together.
Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…
Girls who can, code.
How the geek effect and a sexist games industry is putting girls off a career in computing.
Apple-developed lessons help students learn to code on the same device the code will be used on.
If you're creating an app for an iPad, then why not create it on an iPad too. Is Apple's Swift move to do this just another step towards the end of the personal computer?
‘All Greek to me, mate.’
When we ditched high-school Latin we lost a great intellectual training. Here's how to get it back without resorting to a dead language.
Too many girls are opting out of IT in school so we need to make it more mainstream.
Too many girls are missing out on learning IT and computer programming skills that could serve them well in the future economy.
Coding has become a core part of the curriculum.
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The influence of private interests in English schools is on the up.
Rural schools don’t always have the latest tech.
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The Government changed the curriculum in 2014 so that all school children would be taught coding, but two years on this is far from reality.
A 360 of a hackathon in full flight.
Hackathons are all the rage, but if the participants follow through on the results, they can be a powerful instrument for generating innovation.
What do students miss when they access the Internet only through mobile devices?
A third of families living below poverty level access the Internet only through their phones. And young people from these families get access to few learning opportunities.
More science, maths, coding and more modern assessment measures: what a 21st-century education looks like.
Turnbull has said his government is committed to being one "of the 21st century”. So what could that mean for education?