CODING: THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING HOW TO

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“The need is now.”


programming

The weird writing behind the computer screen is what so many are too intimidated to try to figure out. There is actually big business in learning to code. The problem is that so many people don’t know how to do so. It’s not as easy as just go out and learn. You have to have the tenacity to stick it out over time. And when I say over time, I mean can you sit down and learn and work it out for years; that’s right years. Coding is constantly changing and you have to change with it. If not, you will be working for years just to know the basics. You will defeat the purpose of learning all that time. So you have just wasted maybe 3-5, 5-7, or even more years.

what’s it all for

Some people learn for fun, but those are the people that are very few and far between. The majority of people learn coding for some economic gain. And if you are learning for the economics, then you need to understand that the word computer programming is a broad term. You have to familiarize yourself with the terminology. Because just saying coding will only make you more confused until you breakdown where you want to aim at understanding in coding. Now me myself, I am very unfamiliar with coding. I have tried and given up numerous times over. Hopefully I will try at it again some day.

benefits

Learning how to code opens the door for all types of career advancements. You can either work within an organization or you can work for yourself from home. You also can broaden your horizons in being able to troubleshoot for your computer as well. Imagine having software problems you don’t have to to pay for, for expert opinion. You can just flip the coding and find out if there are any errors you can fix for yourself. Saves you time and money that you may not have in life. Other benefits is that if you are a parent with a child, you can now educate them. It’s an early stage of learning and a way for you to bond with your child.


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DIGITAL LEARNING: WHAT WILL HAPPEN OF SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE

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“The next step in American learning.”


the classroom

The classroom has taken on many different faces over time in America. But the future could hold something different in this country as well. Especially with the fight that teachers already have with maintaining the attention of the class in such a digital era. Kids constantly are on their cell phones and other mobile devices, that the teachers now have to almost assimilate to the new way of grabbing their attention. So much so, now teachers are promoting learning tools that are more interactive outside the classroom. But what happens when the interactive experience removes the in school learning experience in all?

remote location

We are already starting to see teachers give lesson plans in colleges where you don’t have to physically show up to class. But what happens when this becomes the norm for grade levels in elementary through high school? Then you’re going to have push back from parents who want their small child in school. Because they need to know how to communicate with teachers and other students. This is going to be their first hand account in how to resolve conflicts and deal with other people. Once that is removed you now have more than just learning that is gone. You miss out on all the personal relationships you build. Students who would otherwise make friends in school are now missing out in getting to know their classmates. But is everything as bad as it seems?

opportunities

With the downs, there is life in the digital learning outside the class. It could force students to build communities with others not in their school as well. Why, well the internet gives you opportunity to experience dealing with people you otherwise wouldn’t meet. Imagine a digital learning environment for kids like playing a Call of Duty video game. You are connected to a kid in China from New York; or connecting to an Indian kid from Iowa. There is this global base that would bring people closer together with this new digital model.


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DIGITAL IN THE CLASSROOM: HOW DO WE INTRODUCE IT INTO THE CLASS

Rear View of Man Working in Office

“How do we make use of all the opportunities?”


digital learning

I have spoken about this subject in short in previous posts. And that is the introduction of digital technologies into the classrooms for learning. We have already a plethora of computers that were seen as something revolutionary in the previous decades. But now, a laptop or desktop is outdated. We are now moving into a space of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). Eye wear and full headsets that will incorporate a whole new way pf learning. A new way which will put the student into a gaming world literally. How will effect the current way of learning and teaching? Because as I also said before the credentials for educators will increase as well.

initials users

As with the introduction of any form of technology, the beginning will be so much fun. But then after a while it becomes the norm. The initial users for schools that are able to afford it will show an increase in grades. It will be this new impressive way to get students involved and engaged. Now, whichever schools are able to use these will most likely not be public schools unless someone donates to these institutions. But hopefully the technology that could increase leaning find its way throughout schools all over America.

all about the money

Like I said before, when schools are able to bring together the finances for the new technology that will aid in a school’s overall performance, then you’ll see a slight jump of improvement then a capping off point. But unless you have some really wealthy alumni that give, you will not see too many public schools with the capabilities for learning that is in the future to come. Someone I know was developing a headset for schools. But relative to the amount of schools out there, it’s not enough money yet to finance. I think technology is easier to bring cost down today when the technology is perfected. Bu that is the downside of bringing to life anything great. Money is not everything, but it’s very important.


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