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Why Teach First Graders Design Thinking?

01.21
2016
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Why Teach First Graders Design Thinking?

by Beth Singer, Principal and Creative Director

 

Which scenario sounds better? A teacher standing in front of the room talking about elusive concepts such as gratitude or preserving the environment? Or a creative, thought-provoking, design-centric, high-energy experience that immerses kids in problem solving and thinking of others?

Ok, it’s not a fair question. We all know that lessons are better learned when experienced rather than heard, and that’s one of the reasons we teach design thinking, but it’s not the only reason.

Why you should learn about code

09.17
2014
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Why you should learn about code: Even if you don't want to become a developer

by Dennis Turbeville, Senior Designer and Code Lover

Remember back in elementary school when everyone complained about learning math and science? “When will I ever need to know this?” we all fussed. Now that we’re all grown up, we know it’s not true—we use principles of math and science every day no matter what our job description says.

Categories: Code, Learning