It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Children and Media
The subject of kids and media — how much they consume, what’s “good” for them, what parents’ role should be — is a broad and complicated topic. New studies are continually released with a wide range of advice and information. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is a great resource of illuminating research, and recently completed […]
The microblogging platform Twitter turns 5 today, as it was on March 21, 2006, that co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the world’s first tweet: “just setting up my twttr.” Billions of tweets later, Twitter has changed the way many of us communicate and get information online. The short, 140-character-or-less messages were once dismissed as recording solely […]
When it comes to video games and apps, what’s a parent to do? On one hand, we’re bombarded with messages about the perils of letting kids play with computer games and gadgets. On the other, we’re seduced by games and apps marketed to us as “educational.” It’s a tricky line to navigate. The spectrum of […]