The Next Generation of Scratch Teaches More Than Coding

The Next Generation of Scratch Teaches More Than Coding (EdSurge)
On January 2, our group at the MIT Media Lab introduced a new generation of Scratch, called Scratch 3.0. Much has changed since we introduced the first ...
Mitch Resnick on the launch of Scratch 3.0. On January 2, our group at the MIT Media Lab introduced a new generation of Scratch, called Scratch 3.0. Much has changed since we introduced the first generation of our Scratch programming language and online community, back in 2007. Keep in mind this is much more than making…

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding (WIRED UK)
"Deep machine learning will likely automate the writing of code relatively quickly. Creativity is going to be far more important in a future where software can code better than we can"
Interesting view from Tom Hulme of Google Ventures arguing that teaching kids to code isn't the future proofed ticket to future jobs as framed by many people. It's been clear for ages that given the speed that programming practice moves at, the value of teaching a child how to write Python in the long term…