© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Kids Learning To Code

children_computers.jpg
EIFL - Knowledge without boundaries
/
Flickr/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Kids take to technology – when given the opportunity – like ducks to water. They seem to have an intuitive relationship with computers. More and more, kids are moving from simply playing games to writing computer code, building websites and repairing and maintaining their computers. In fact, they’re teaching themselves to do all this. But that doesn’t mean schools shouldn’t be teaching this. Experts, stressing the importance of computer science classes in schools tell us why.

GUESTS:

Ken Adelglass - Owner of Waxhaw Kid Coders in Union County and Technology Director of Charlotte Technology Learning Center.

Bill Kent - Founder, Cyber Kids Robotics

Pat Yongpradit - Director of Education, Code.org

Abigail Lefler - Gaston County Schools-Belmont Middle School sixth grade student and Robotics Team member; "Beauty and the Bots."