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.