“Offering programming electives for students who want to learn Python or scripting won’t solve the underlying problem of digital illiteracy. So even if your goal is to teach all students to code, schools will first need to introduce computer-science concepts that help students learn how to stack the building blocks themselves.”
“But “learning to code” is an exceedingly broad concept, and one which without more specifics risks oversimplifying conversations about what digital literacy really means. And how digital literacy is defined is important. This isn’t just about filling Silicon Valley jobs. It’s about educators, policy makers, and parents understanding how to give the rising generations of digital natives the tools they need to define the future of technology for themselves.”
“”Mum! Dad! My program won’t terminate and I haven’t initialised my variables.” In the biggest shake-up to the curriculum since computers were first introduced to schools, this month children aged 5 and up in England will be taught how to write software and not just how to use it.” – New Scientist.
El lenguaje BASIC ha cumplido 50 años. De hecho, fue mi primera aproximación a una computadora cualquiera (una Atari 800XL con 64 KB de RAM), allá por el año 1987.
¿Cuál fue tu primera aproximación a una computadora? ¿Programando? ¿Jugando? ¿Usando algún paquete de software?