This is a guest blog post from Codeavengers.com.
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Parents are constantly asking us two important questions:
- Why should my child learn to code?
- What makes Codeavengers.com the best place to learn to code?
We’d like to answer these questions for you right now!
For those unfamiliar with the term, “coding” is simply the ability to use computer languages to build software applications and perform complex calculations.
The past few years has seen the emergence of a global ‘Learn to Code’ movement promoting the idea that every child should learn how to code at school. Countries like the UK and Australia have gone as far as making coding a mandatory part of every child’s education, just like Math’s and English.
As a homeschool parent, you are charged with the responsibility of deciding whether to include ‘coding’ in your child’s curriculum. This decision is especially daunting if you are unfamiliar with the subject. So, in order to help you make an informed decision, we want outline four key reasons why your child should learn to code.
- Code is everywhere
The electronic games, devices and appliances we use on a daily basis are all powered by code and created by people who know how to code. In a world where almost everything has a digital component or is somehow digitally mediated, knowing how to code is more valuable than ever.
As Steve Jobs explained, everything around you is “made up by someone who was no smarter than you.” By learning to code, your child will unlock their power to build apps that have a massive positive impact on people around the world.
2. Lots of High Paying Jobs
The software development industry is a very strong career option with jobs in this field among the highest paying and most satisfactory. In the USA, computer programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average, and it is predicted that by the year 2020 there will be 1.4 million new computing jobs and only 400,000 computer science graduates to fill them.
With such high demand and high salaries, it’s definitely worth gauging your child’s interest in learning to code.
3. Gives you an advantage in any industry
Even for people who don’t enter the Information Technology (IT) industry, there is growing range of jobs where coding skills are becoming increasingly valuable, including graphic designers, engineers, scientists, marketers, business people and even jobs in the finance industry. In these jobs, people who know how to code have a big advantage over their colleagues who don’t.
Learning to code will give your child an advantage no matter what industry they end up in.
4. Improves Problem Solving skills
Coding is fundamentally a problem solving activity. Whether it’s fixing code that has errors, or designing an innovative app, creative problem solving is critical.
At this point it should be clear of the value coding can provide in your child’s homeschool curriculum. But you may be apprehensive about teaching coding if you have never learnt to code yourself! Thankfully, there are lots of online resources to help you and your child learn how to code together, which leads us to the second common question parents ask us:
What makes Codeavengers.com the best place for my child to learn to code?
We make learning fun and effective!
During his PhD research, Code Avengers founder Michael Walmsley uncovered 12 key principles for an optimal online learning experience. By applying these principles, our team of expert educators are developing a learning platform that makes learning as fun and effective as possible.
Code Avengers provides:
- Students learn how to build apps, games and websites with 150+ hours of interactive lessons.
- Lessons are designed for complete beginners 12 years and older, but have been successfully completed by many 8-11 year olds.
- Parents get live updates of student progress.
- We give great support, so parents don’t require any prior knowledge.
To learn more about how Code Avengers can help you to make coding apart of your child’s curriculum and how to get access to our exclusive risk free trial visit www.codeavengers.com/homeschool You have nothing to lose but you child has everything to gain.