Coding is Cool
It’s never too early to discover STEM! Overcoming gender and economic digital bias requires us to show young kids they can master coding and computer science even at early ages. Coding can unlock an entirely new future for students. With an amazing collection of free online (and offline) activities to chose from, even the youngest learners will begin to learn the basics of how technology works. They’ll move away from just learning how to use technology, and instead start to create their own programs with the foundations of computer science. Coding introduces computer science concepts to these youth, such as logic, problem-solving, and creativity. Why is this important for even elementary school students? Introducing computer science in elementary school allows students to enjoy the possibilities of creating with code before stereotypes set in. But that’s only the beginning of why every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Finally, it is a great opportunity for family time. If you don't have an internet connection at home try the East Baton Rouge Parish Library locations for access to computers.
A few of the countless awesome sites that allow youth (and their families) learn to code without having any experience. Stay tuned as we add more sites...