How to get kids to start coding
Fifteen years ago, I started this column with the advice that "computers are not a passing fad -- they are here to stay." In this, my last column as USA Today's Kid-Tech Columnist, my advice is: teach your kids how to code. By comparing the advice given in these two columns, it's easy to see how far children's tech has come: from kids as consumers to kids as makers.
Introducing kids to coding is the hot new thing. Even President Obama is promoting it. By teaching children how to write code, we enhance their understanding about how computer science makes so many things work. Using... read more