Will teaching children to code in early educational settings have a positive impact on students’ education performance? People usually say that children are very young to learn to code. They might agree that coding is complicated for children and a very difficult task from which they would not benefit. But when young children are exposed to coding in the classrooms, this promotes and supports children’s inquiry development. Does this mean educators should implement coding as part of the children’s learning curriculum? I believe learning and teaching how to code will help students to achieve their educational success. Therefore, educators must be prepared to support students with the appropriate materials to make this learning experience enjoyable.
When coding is introduced and implemented in the classrooms, children could develop their critical thinking, and also gain confidence in their problem-solving abilities. Does coding only support students’ computational development? Teaching children to code is an important skill that children should learn because it provides opportunities for young learners to grow and expand their knowledge in different academic subjects such as math, writing, reading, and other skills, which are valuable in life. In addition, coding encourages children to be creative. This makes me think that in educational school settings, children should be engaged and learn to code. Children learn a lot through play and, with a program such as Scratch, they would have fun and learn. For instance, a coding program as Scratch allows children to learn different skills that will improve their performance while they are learning to code. In addition, educators can take advantage of this program because they can create lessons that involve students working in collaboration with their peers. Also, educators would be able to learn more about their students because they can create projects in which they would share their culture and personal interests.
Should more schools embrace Scratch as part of students’ learning and academic success? I believe programs such as Scratch should be incorporated into the curriculum because this program will help students to have a better understanding of different academic areas, and also reach a maximum learning potential.
Students could find this project fun, also it gives the opportunity to be unique creating their own project.
I feel good because I could pause it and repeat it as many times as I wanted. Also, having a step-by-step instruction for something that I have never done before it feel excites me because I did not feel lost.
My Scratch Program tells where I came from. what I love and enjoy. Also, it tells about my family composition. I spent a lot of hours creating this short program but I really enjoyed it. I learned that you can draw your own sprite, add sound, and upload your own backgrounds.