As schools figure out ways to cope with a falling education standard and poorly designed standardized testing, conversations have begun on how to elevate school systems into the next new age of technological integration. We already have programs for tablets and laptops for students—kids just entering preschools have been shown knowing how to swipe a screen to unlock it, but barely know what to do with building blocks. Teaching coding and programming as a foundation class is not just modernizing a curriculum, but preparing students for the reality that technology now touches everything around us.
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