Ira Flatow of Science Friday (one of the best shows on National Public Radio), Interviewed Hadi Partovi of Code.org on the importance of teaching young people to code. Code.org encouraged the development of CodeCombat – a game that teaches players to program in Java Script. Learning to code helps students to develop Higher Order Thinking Skills and other crucial 21st Century Skills.
From Science Friday (NPR);
“With smartphones, tablets, and apps, coding is becoming the language of the digital age, but is the U.S. lagging behind? A panel of experts discusses how we can improve our coding literacy and close the programming gap among women and minorities.”
To listen to the program on Science Friday click here;