Educational Technology

January 27, 2012

Girls can love computing; someone just needs to show them how

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by Samantha Bail, the UK Guardian

Thanks to the ubiquity of the internet and social media sites like Facebook, children and young adults, girls just as much as boys, now handle laptops and smartphones confidently, taking for granted their ability to use such highly complex technology without much effort. Why is it then that the other end of this spectrum, the side which produces technology rather than just consuming it, is still widely regarded as a a “boys only” club? I believe it is incredibly important to send out this message to children who are making their first steps on a computer and learning how to programme – either for leisure or as part of a computing class in school: It’s not about learning how to write lines of program code; it’s about the amazing things you can do by writing code.

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