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Computer Coding 12/15/17
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Computer Coding

Students in all grades at Galax Elemenary School are learning to write computer code.  According to Mitch Resnick (Watch his TED Talk) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology there are a number of academic advantages to young students learning to code.  These include:

  1. Math concepts such as variables and conditions
  2. Logic such as sequencing as well as cause and effect
  3. Techniques for solving problems
  4. Project design such as the importance of breaking down big ideas to specific tasks
  5. Benefits of collaboration and techniques for communicating ideas
  6. Ability to take criticism as well as identify and fix errors
  7. Perseverance in the face of difficulty

Take a look at what GES students are doing.