Technology in School

Code.org Aims for the Cool Factor

Feb 26, 2013

YA CAN'T SPELL 'COOL' WITHOUT CODE: It starts with, oh, say, learning to code a green circle. Or a tic-tac-toe game. Code.org, a nonprofit that wants to see many more kids learning to code, is ramping up its campaign to draw students into coding with a slick video coming out today. Sure, you knew that Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates code. But how about NBA All-Star Chris Bosh or Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas? (Okay, so Will.i.am is still taking those coding classes.) "The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everyone else," says Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve. Yep, programming is getting cool, kids. And if that isn't enough, the experts are predicting that a million jobs will be unfilled if more kids don't learn to code. Check it out here.

Technology in School

Code.org Aims for the Cool Factor

Feb 26, 2013

YA CAN'T SPELL 'COOL' WITHOUT CODE: It starts with, oh, say, learning to code a green circle. Or a tic-tac-toe game. Code.org, a nonprofit that wants to see many more kids learning to code, is ramping up its campaign to draw students into coding with a slick video coming out today. Sure, you knew that Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates code. But how about NBA All-Star Chris Bosh or Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas? (Okay, so Will.i.am is still taking those coding classes.) "The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everyone else," says Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve. Yep, programming is getting cool, kids. And if that isn't enough, the experts are predicting that a million jobs will be unfilled if more kids don't learn to code. Check it out here.

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