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How and why to teach your kids to code

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ATCclears, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Hell, I just learned to cut and paste a couple of years ago, now I gotta code?:banghead:
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So should I know how to code before I teach my 28 year old son how to code? or can I just figure with 10 years as a US NAVY electronics Tech and 14 years as a computer geek. He's on his own at this point.
     
  4. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Guess I'm in trouble. All I can do is turn the dang thing on.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My kids know the "#1" and "#2" code from grade school to get a restroom hall pass. ;)
     
  6. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Learning to code is not the biggest problem, it's learning to code properly. Too many business majors who had to take a class of programming and now think they're hot stuff who can manage programming departments and get rid of all those pesky time consuming things like coding style, commenting, review and documentation.
     
  7. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    This may seem like a grasp, but being a proficient programmer as a teenager can be worth more than a high school education.
     
  8. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd take that one step further: Being able to analyze, break down and solve somewhat complex problems is a worthwhile skill to develop. Being in programming or a construction-type field. The ability to not say "Ahhh, I give up!" after 3 minutes of looking at something is actually fewer and further between than one would think and not just with kids.
     
  9. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You are a funny, funny man!....sometimes.
     
  10. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "How and why to teach your kids to code"...Actually I think it would be prudent to teach young kids how to speak Spanish and Chinese. Just saying, might need to live south of the border if things get worse and China just might be the new world super power soon. You never know what the future might hold. But code? :statue:
     
  11. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    To be highly un-PC: Spanish for the govt. benefits and Chinese for a slave job? ;)
     
  12. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    What ever happened to teaching your kids actually life skills :fishing:

    Society is so focused on computer technology or steering towards college related careers that it will bite society in the backside someday.

    Wait a minute, I do believe we are already there.
     
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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Funny strange? What do you mean SOMETIMES?! ;)
     
  14. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hilarious and witty. Strange?...sure. :D
     
  15. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    With all the influx of illegals from the southern border I would think it would be a great idea to learn how to speak Spanish. Having that dialect could indeed lead into a valuable career. I also think that people need to be reminded that careers outside of technology fields can be quality careers also. And also very needed.
     
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  16. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My 4 kids are all 12 years old and younger, so the majority of their teachings right now are life skills. :D
     
  17. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Too much reading, now my eyes hurt... I'll just be happy to cut/paste/delete and do spell check.... now I'm totally exhausted!!!

    Just had a nap so I'm rested for a few minutes, something else I'd like to discus is with all these college courses for management careers that all the kids nowadays want, there will actually be no one to actually do the manual labor anymore. Then they will have to end up with career jobs having to manage the managers!!!