Should kids learn coding, or just stick to 3rd party programs like codemonkey?
This question might be going on for a while, but should kids under 13 stick to code monkey or scratch, or should they learn actual coding like HTML. The school system isn't helping kids learn those languages very much (if not at all). Please reply what you think.
5/21/2018 1:28:23 PMFilipPaul
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Code Monkey is a CoffeeScript Course, which means it isn't 100% official, but can learning it there. Coffee___ is just another way to say a language not made by a company. P.S. CoffeeScript is called CoffeeScript because computer programmers drink coffee!
There mental ability makes the difference of can or can't.
It is great for kids to learn the more advanced languages like JS and HTML. But Scratch can be a good place to start coding, and if you feel that languages like JS or HTML are too hard for you, i'd stick to Scratch.
If kids are not able to understand real programming languages then it is fairly better to get on a start with scratch. To do coding, first of all you need to think in a problem solving way and scratch gives kids really a nice platform to gain this skill.
It may be a good beginner, but it can affect children too!
If the're ready, go for it!
I think they should be given the opportunity, but not make it obligatory. Although many people say that anyone can code, the truth is that for many people it is a tedious task and does not produce any stimulus. During my studies I saw many people abandon them simply because they felt that coding was not something they wanted. They had other interests and that is totally valid.
It just depends on their mental ability. Some are more ready sooner than others.
I think kid should learn coding as soon as possible.
That depends on how useful the other ones are, I remember learning some variant of scratch that was close to JS. I guess similarity is key.
Scratch is okay for 6 year old but at eight they need to learn real programming. Giving them pseudo or not introducing them to it will not help in future choices. This should be for kids interested in IT as it will also help weed out hobbiest and others not interested. Some view programming as a burden or unhealthy which is a bad stigma and mainly comes from mainstream media and scary sources.It is no different than euthastics at a book club except technology is used and concepts are higher level. Modern Programmers also do excersise who to think is creating devices like fitbit?
Hated Scratch and Alice for pseudoness made us take. For kids going to web at 8 much better as its real code and not drag/drop for the GUI with baby reference to 1 if/else statement. Sometime school don't understand this and think it teach code when in reality it doesn't, only brief concept here and there. U have bright kids that will catch onto web quicker. No one real world use it why teach them fake thing? There is no drag drop puzzle look GUI not even VB operates that way.
I agree Trevor Hodges that that is true, yet code monkey may be a good beginner!
Trevor Hodges, Code Monkey could help you start but shouldn'tbe completely focused on.
At least we think roughly the same coolboy7 unlike sometimes Trevor Hodges. Speaking of him, where is HE? He had like half of the answers here. Count them. There is not 38!
I'm serious, what happened to Trevor Hodges, and why are there 43 answers when there isn't? Anyway, Scratch is too popular to turn back kids interests now. It has tons of books made around it, and just WOW its big.
Fellow Coder, Code Monkey really should be only taken lightly, yet at the same time it shouldn't be taken lightly. It depends on how you use it!
Also, other options such as Scratch could be good!
😎 Code Monkey... Should it be used though? I guess so since someone put the effort in, so why not use it?
coolboy7, I see your point there. Really however this is a endless debate. Not matter how much you think of it, it is always opinion. Nothing more. Just keep that in mind.