What happens when kids learn how to code? Here are a few examples:
The object of the game is to get the diamond and avoid the vampire. Her teacher, Tariq Al-Nasir describes her achievement this way: “The real magic is seeing young children who have no coding skills pick up the language. Once you explain it to them, I think you will see a tsunami of Zora Balls.”
Libramatic, a smart phone and cloud-based library management system, because he felt the librarians at his school didn’t have the tools they needed to do their jobs. “Without CoderDojo,” he says in a Forbes article, “it would have taken twice as long to learn coding properly.” Short video
CoderDojo movement -- taught himself to code for fun, to build apps and games. But at age 14, his skill helped save a life. His neighbor's nephew had been diagnosed with a tumor behind his eye, and the scan needed to be seen that day by specialists in the U.S -- impossible with the inferior broadband of the time Whelton quickly put together code that allowed the doctors to view the scan over the Internet, enabling them to make a correct diagnosis and save the child's life.
What if more kids (and adults) knew how to code?