Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Sep 14, 2015
MIT’s Scratch program for kids
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I recently had a discussion with the mother of a toddler who was asking about preparing her child for the future when it came to tech skills.
In my opinion, one of the best things you can teach a child is how to write code as this second language will serve them well no matter what they decide to do with their life.
You don’t have to be a programmer, web developer or scientist in order to benefit from knowing how to code.
It’s becoming such a fundamental skill set that will allow individuals to better leverage the digital world around them.
One of my suggestions is for parents to checkout MIT’s Scratch project
Scratch allows kids age 8 to 16 to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations.
It fun and helps them learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively; all essential skills for life in the digital age.
It’ll help curious adults learn as well, so checkout this awesome free resource at https://scratch.mit.edu/