CODE is the language we use to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer.
PROGRAMMING is to create a set of code to have the computer perform a certain task or to control the behavior of a machine.
They were born in a different world.
We should give them the oportunity to learn
how this new world works.
“She learned how to divide complex problems into simpler parts, how to iteratively refine her designs, how to identify and fix bugs, how to share and collaborate with others, how to persevere in the face of challenges.”
Mitchel Resnick (Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab) about BlueSaturn
We are lucky, there is already a strong community pushing for this and a lot of wonderful, awesome, stupendous and brilliant resources.
Whether you want to be a doctor or a rockstar, you should learn code ;)