Students of all age levels are often glued to the latest handheld video game console, smartphone or computer. They can spend hours playing games, browsing the net or chatting with friends, and yet very few of them have any idea how the games and websites they enjoy are created. Learning how to code will not only give students insight into the creation of some of their favorite pastimes, it will also help prepare them to communicate with others and find employment in a world that continues to increase its dependence on technology.
Check out this infographic from Kodable giving five reasons to teach kids to code.
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.