Kids Who Code: What is HTML Anyway?
It's not uncommon to see children navigating devices as well or even better than their parents. Today, kids are growing up with computer skills as second nature. I grew up with Oregon Trail.
So, what is the best way to teach kids the importance of technology and the future demands?
Let them play. While there are many online resources where kids can learn to practice with code, there are also many games that help them explore their problem-solving abilities, creativity and logic.
Kids in tech
One program doing this well is Kids In Tech, which provides technology education for kids and youth in after-school programs in Greater Lowell, Massachusetts.
They are focused on "creating the next generation of technology-savvy leaders through after-school computer science programs for kids and advancing computer literacy for all."
Fostering an environment where kids can have access to technology in a hands-on experience seems like a great kick-start to a career in tech.
Here in The Woodlands area, we have a family-owned business that offers a variety of after-school robotics and coding classes geared for children ages 3 to 17. They also offer a parent's night out twice each month. For class information, you can visit Vottron online or call 832-271-5011.
JObs in Tech
According to U.S. News and World Report, the #1 in The 100 Best Jobs is a Software Developer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 30 percent employment growth for software developers between 2016 and 2026, which is much faster than average for all occupations. In that period, an estimated 253,400 jobs will open up.
There are also some great online resources available to encourage kids who are interested in coding.
- Tynker - Coding For Kids
- Daisy the Dinosaur
- Move the Turtle
- Made w/Code by Google
- Hopscotch: Coding for kids
Oh, and by the way, HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language!
Here at adWhite we love programmers and coders and we look forward to hiring and working with the next generation as the web continues to grow.
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