Coding for Kindergarten: Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving Skills to Early Learners
With so many apps and digital tools marketed to young children, it’s hard to know what kind of experiences children are having when engaging with them. Not all apps are created equal, and this edWeb.net Prek-3 Digital Learning webinar explored the issue by examining the different affordances of digital playgrounds (and playpens). Webinar presenter, Amanda Strawhacker, DevTech Lab Manager and Research Analyst at Tufts University, also discussed ScratchJr, a new app designed at Tufts University and MIT to teach programming concepts to K-2nd grade students. Throughout the webinar, the presenter and attendees discussed why programming is an important skill for early education, and what children can gain when they learn to code.
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