Code.org Raises $12 Million from Bill Gates and Other Backers
06 December, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Terri Saunders
In addition, fewer than 6,000 K-12 students are enrolled in a computer science course.
In the past, computer science and the ability to write code was considered something only tech-nerds, hackers and residents of Silicon Valley would have any use for, but those stereotypes are finally changing.
To celebrate in this year's Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10), UCR Extension and the Riverside County Office of Education join the nearly 40,000 worldwide events to present the Hour of Code on Wednesday, December 6.
It's also been recognised that teaching code provides learners with stimulating mental exercises which support cognitive development, and help students develop skills which are essential for the 21st century, such as complex problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and creativity. Meanwhile, eight states, 76 school districts and 102 organizations nationwide made pledges to expand access to computer science education to millions of students.
Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.?
Celebrities have joined the movement this year to boost computer science education.
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If you learn how to code, there's no limit what you can achieve.
Students studying computer skills in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 10, 2017. "In the arts curriculum, what you can do with coding through music and visual arts is stunning".
The Hour of Code is a national initiative to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming, created to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
Kids who learn to code today will absolutely become the next generation of science and technology innovators.
Microsoft will host two Hour of Code events with Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS). More than 400 partners support Code.org's Hour of Code, including major tech companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Tutorials are available in more than 45 languages with themes including Minecraft, Star Wars, Google Doodles and more. "I'm thrilled to announce the launch of CSforCA to make sure every California student has access to high-quality computer science education".
"If only 1 percent of the girls actively learning on Code.org continued past high school, they'd outnumber the gender gap in university CS", Partovi said.
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The announcement bewildered some followers of cryptocurrencies, which typically are not backed by any government or central banks. As a result, the minimum wage per month has dropped to a meager $4.30.
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