We are a group of Simcoe County District School Board educators that are passionate about coding and computer science. Through rich coding activities we hope to inspire all learners to develop skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity and computational thinking. In addition, coding develops a marketable skill and is an authentic way to learn about digital citizenship. Through coding students have the opportunity to move beyond being consumers of technology, to being creators who are fluent in digital literacy.
“Coding is for everyone. If you learn to code, you can code to learn. Now some of the things you can learn are sort of obvious. You learn more about how computers work. But that’s just where it starts. When you learn to code, it opens up for you to learn many other things.”
~Mitch Resnick, MIT Media Lab and creator of Scratch
Inspired by Mitch Resnick’s words, we believe that learning to code opens up opportunities for learning and thinking outside the box.
Thank you to Peter Careri and Ryan Magill for creating the Codebox graphic!
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