Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Uri Halevi
Code.org is a unique non-profit foundation dedicated to spreading the word that there is a worldwide shortage of computer programmers, and that it’s much easier to learn to program than you think. The foundation’s vision is that every student in every school will have the opportunity to learn how to code. They believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Code.org doesn’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk as well. On their site they are building an authoritative database of all programming schools, whether they are online courses, brick+mortar schools or summer camps. You can even experiment in coding with the help of four online coding schools so you can see that the basics are as simple as they present… If you are interested in learning how to code Code.org will point you to local coding schools. It also provides an address for teachers who need the foundation’s help to add coding to their school’s curriculum. With more and more coding jobs available and so little schools that allow learning how to code, I believe Code.org looks for the best interest of our kids and their future.