I heard a story on NPR the other day that caught my attention. The gist of the story was that despite the increase in demand for quality programers in the Seattle area computer science majors graduating from Washington University has remained basically unchanged since 1999. WHAT?!?! Are you as shocked as I was?
Here are three free ways Google is helping to pump up everyone’s programming skills:
Take a spin through some of Google’s free programing courses:
2. Get ideas.
3. Practice, practice, practice.
Google truly sees the importance in teaching students how to code and has an initiative called Computer Science For High School (CS4HS). This initiative helps fund local school and universitity programs that teach and promote computer science; check out what they are doing near you:
Chris Atkinson is the host of EdReach’s EdAdmin Show, a show for the school leader looking to take educational leadership forward. The EdAdmin Show highlights the ideas and insights from the innovative administrator’s point of view. Hosted by Chris Atkinson and featuring a roundtable of education’s brightest admins. You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisLAtkinson