13 Apr Learning to Think Like a Computer
Computer science and learning programming languages at an early age continue to be a hot topic as technology infiltrates more and more components of our daily lives. As a result, events like Hour of Code have been popping up across the country and our world. The popularity of Computer Science and Engineering programs has quickly increased on college campuses as a response to our changing world and job market, but learning these languages at a younger age and in a small classroom setting can have many benefits in the elementary and secondary school years. Similar to learning a language such as Spanish or Mandarin, learning computer languages at a young age can influence the way that students make connections, recognize patterns, and problem solve.
At Seven Arrows, we use technology and computer literacy throughout our curriculum to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will give them the competitive edge throughout their educational and professional careers. Technology is infused into virtually every lesson, as a means of discovery, as a method of research and data recording, for electronic resource skill building or simulation, or as a method of presentation.
Laura Pappano’s article in the New York Times outlines the benefits of learning the “think like a computer” while also giving face time to our culture’s current obsession with the field.