The tech industry, parents, and students are literally screaming for better coding literacy programs in our schools. Technology skills are critical to the future success of our children. The common threads in this month’s “Top 10” are education and diversity.(more…)
Category: Technology Trends
Technology, innovation, and creativity are shaping and changing our world at an alarming rate. In this month’s Top 10 there’s a clear focus on how creativity and innovation transform our world – sometimes in controversial ways.
As the world becomes smaller, we wonder how we impact this planet. Sometimes we wonder and worry about the future. September’s Top 10 posts reveal concerns and hopes for a future impacted and driven by technology.
The opportunity to build a career in technology should be available to every child, no matter their background, gender, nationality, or identity. This month’s Top 10 focuses on opportunities for women in technology fields, as well as other topics. Girls should be given access to quality coding and STEM programs and encouraged to enter technology careers. Diversity in the workplace benefits everyone.
Technology innovation is exploding at a pace never before seen in history. Parents and students are paying attention and taking action. Learning programming and coding skills isn’t a luxury – it’s a critical path for success.
Here are 10 resources for parents interested in coding for their children.
Kids should learn to code because certain benefits of coding help to build a foundational shift that is much needed in today’s world of technology.
Whether we read our favorite book, make our shopping list (remember our dear Alexa?), or talk to our friends (yes, I mean Whatsapp!), we use software apps. These apps enable us to do everything in a more fun-filled way.
Preparing our children for the future is to prepare them for jobs that don’t exist yet.
One area that will open up some very interesting jobs and careers over the next 10-15 years is driverless cars.
And, driverless cars are mostly made of software.
The below video makes a compelling case on how computer science (CS) is finding its way into every aspect of life. Coding skills have become necessary in every field.
As a result, Northwestern Univesity is doing a $165M expansion of their computer science department. And they are versioning out computer science courses for the various subjects – CS for Journalism, CS for Art, CS for Engineering, etc.
Watch this awesome video where Dell employees are encouraging people to join their team. There are and will be a lot of technology jobs out there.
A couple of awesome quotes by Michael Dell explains the role of technology in human progress. The big picture view that we need to keep in mind so we can think ahead to the world our children will be graduating into. (more…)