What is coding?
Writing code tells the computer what to do. Coding is what makes it possible for us to browse the web and create websites, apps and other computer software.
Why teach coding?
Students are able to understand the technology shaping their world and knowing how to code is empowering- you can: 1. make your own website 2. code as a career 3. start a business and much more.
The skill of coding will impact every career in the 21st century world!
What are programming languages?
Programming languages makes talking ‘computer’ easier, but basically computers only understand on and off, 1s and 0s so the intricate combinations of coding are what make the Internet, your computer, your phone and your apps- work.
Programming language is a set of syntax rules that define how code should be written and formatted-
kind of like knowing how to spell and format a sentence with words to communicate.
Some examples of programming languages are:
Python- most popular language which emphasizes readability (good place to start learning)- Google uses it
SQL (Structured Query Language)- create, read, update and delete content