UK Parents and Teachers Band Together To Educate Kids on Coding, Computers
First reported on Forbes.com, adults are starting to recognize the potential power in teaching kids about technology early. Called Coding for Kids, the new initiative seeks to help educate children about software development, giving them a leg up on their future.
According to the wiki for the site, “This group was created by a community of people brought together on the 12th October 2011 at the Guardian, York Way, London – made up of young people, teachers, ex-teachers, developers, parents and industry with the purpose of finding ways to support education of programming and computational thinking for the current and next generations in the UK. Whether this be through traditional education methods – or other stuff.”
The movement is currently based and centered around the United Kingdom, where it was founded, and started when a few parents and teachers realized their children were going to fall behind the rest of the world when it came to understanding computers and how they work, given the current curriculum. The group hopes to give kids the tools they’ll need to be successful and compete on a global scale in the future.