Learn to code now!!! Its easy
KIDS!!! Do you think you are too young to learn to code? Well think again. Remember they say:
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO AND WHEN HE GROWS, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
All these stand to show that whatever you commit yourself to learning right now, would go a long way in defining the amount of success you attain and the ease with which you do so. SUCCESS IS INTENTIONAL.
Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Some educators and experts are calling it the ‘new literacy’—a subject so important that every child needs to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world.
Four- and five-year-olds can learn the basics of programming and use of computers even before they learn to speak or write with ease. Older kids can learn to code through classes, mentors and online tutorials (watch out for the next article on learn-to-code resources).
Learning programming prepares kids for the world we live in as they are equipped to take on jobs such as becoming web designers, software developers and robotics engineers, and even more. However, for most advocates such as myself, reasons for learning to code run much deeper than career preparation.
Understanding Programming gives a better understanding of the world
Today, almost everything around us is controlled by computers. Communication, education, advertisement, transportation, commerce, banking and finance, security, social media etc. Have you ever imagined how some of these things work? Well, i just told you >>>>>>COMPUTERS. And the only way to communicate with these computers, is through CODE.
Learning to code teaches you a lot of important Life Lessons
- Persistence pays
- Teamwork is invaluable
- Learn from your mistakes
- Sometimes you just have to get out of your comfort zone
- Analyse your errors, rectify them an learn from them
- Think critically when trying to solve problems etc.
INVALUABLE LESSONS INDEED.
Programming teaches you problem solving.
You get to learn how break down big problems, examine examples available and apply the knowledge acquired in a creatively new way. Did i forget to mention that programming expands your creativity? Oh yeah! It does.
Programming is a super power
Its just as Gabe Newell said:
The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You’re going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.
Quotes we use in computer science class that epitomise the life lessons learnt from coding:
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller
THE LESSON: You should learn to code today. Right now. Its a skill that the older ones wish they had acquired. Don’t miss the opportunity to start early. Your life is in your hands
Find out what resources are available to you as you embark on this quest in my next article.
You can do it all by yourself. Here’s how>>>