Digital Education: One Giant Leap for Students — and Teachers Too?

By:Duncan Higgins

codingg“The recent introduction of coding across classrooms in the UK is a mini Apollo moon-landing as far as children’s education in the 21st century goes. Picture scenes of 5-year-olds coming home from school and telling their parents about algorithms, debugging and Boolean logic! Parents, are you feeling slightly spooked by reading this? Then brace yourselves to answer the odd coding related question as confidently as the sum of five plus 10!

About a year ago, the Department for Education (DfE) outlined its vision for today’s students and tomorrow’s workers to be “digitally literate” citizens. It talked about turning students into “active participants in a digital world” — getting involved in creating and developing, and not just being passive consumers of tech.” To read further please click here:  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/digital-education-teachers/

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