Saturday, February 2, 2013

Coding as Expression

Here is a good argument for teaching coding as a part of the English Language curriculum. Are we not attempting to teach students new ways to express themselves? Wouldn't it be great if we could teach them many of the skills they will need to be creative in the 21st century while also teaching them how to express themselves in a new way, a way that is project based and for which many of the skills are instantly recognizable as necessary to accomplish the task? I'll have to check out scratch in more detail and see if I can't figure a way to incorporate this into my multimedia research project in some way.