As a child in the late 1970s and early 80s I enjoyed a golden age in which learning to program was part and parcel of everyday use of computers. Now as a parent in the Noughties I see my primary school-age sons with instant access to untold online information and computing power, yet they never … Continue reading Kids and code: “It’s good because you can boss the computer around”
Kids will do anything for stickers... ... stars... ... and badges... So will grown-ups... ... ... :)
05102008295 Oh the impatience of youth! The first time one of my sons pressed the button on a non-digital camera, he turned to me and asked "where can I see the picture?" I knew at once it was a significant moment, but I was all wrong about the reason why. How cute, I thought, he's … Continue reading “Why can’t I see it now?” Or why it pays to listen to your most demanding customer
"Think about this: walk into a class of primary school children and - with the teacher's permission, of course - ask the six-year-olds how many can draw. Every hand will go up. Now ask how many can read: perhaps two little hands will go up. Now walk into a secondary school and ask the 16-year-olds … Continue reading Who can draw?