I saw this infographic last night on my twitter feed and I believe it speaks volumes about the importance of teaching computer science to students starting in the elementary grades (or lower school). I realize that many people continue to be skeptical about the need for EVERYONE to learn to "code". However, while we may use the word "code" to describe the process of writing computer programs, it is much more than that. "Coding" aka computer science is about creative problem solving, critical thinking and innovation. Very important skills for ALL of our students that will prepare them for life in the 21st century and beyond. So next time your child wants to play a video game, encourage them to "code" instead!
Thanks to Kodable for the infographic!