Week 6 Reflection

After reading a few blogs and then looking through the questions on the twitterdeck I keep coming back to the idea that coding is a GREAT idea for many kids but I do NOT think it should be mandatory.  Not in the same way that math and science are.  Maybe it’s just personal opinion but I know for sure that not all kids even want to take a coding class.  But I do feel that ALL kids should at least have exposure to what coding is and how it can be used to communicate with computers.  I see it firmly cemented in a maker space as an optional activity.  Even better if the writing and math teacher were able to communicate with the technology teacher or even the librarian.  Forcing kids into a coding class is not something I see as a necessity.  Let’s keep it as a creative option for those who want to pursue it deeply.


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