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.
GameDesk By Andrew Miller GameDesk, an organization that’s developing a variety of game-based learning initiatives, is venturing into new terrain with the opening of a new school and the development of new digital tools, with millions of dollars in funding from both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and AT&T. The PlayMaker School, funded by […]
By Ifanyi Bell Ifanyi Bell has been a classroom teacher and a filmmaker, and currently develops and produces educational media for web-based, digital asset repositories at KQED. I was 13 years old in high school when this ad came out. As a young man, I was captivated by this optimistic depiction of a world where […]