Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code [Ted Talks]

TED have some enlightening and important talks related to education, and this recent talk from Mitch Resnick about teaching kids coding is no exception. Mitch directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab, who help kids of all ages tinker and experiment with design and technology.

“Young people today have lots of experience … interacting with new technologies, but a lot less so of creating [or] expressing themselves with new technologies. It’s almost as if they can read but not write.”

The talk has lots of fun demo’s and examples of coding and explains the benefits of teaching kids how to code. He believes that it is important for kids to do more than just read new technologies, but also create them. Well worth a watch.