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ERIC Number: EJ1125376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Libraries as Facilitators of Coding for All
Martin, Crystle
Knowledge Quest, v45 n3 p46-53 Jan-Feb 2017
Learning to code has been an increasingly frequent topic of conversation both in academic circles and popular media. Learning to code recently received renewed attention with the announcement of the White House's Computer Science for All initiative (Smith 2016). This initiative intends "to empower all American students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy, not just consumers, and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world" (Smith 2016). For youth from certain demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds exposure to computer science is already a reality. However, many youth are still left out because of lack of access to school or after-school computer science-focused programs. This article describes how libraries are in a position to tackle this gap and create meaningful opportunities for youth to be exposed to and excel at computer science. The author demonstrates how librarians with no prior coding experience can facilitate coding workshops.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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