Computer science is all the rage with students across the Asia Pacific

Computer science is all the rage with students across the Asia Pacific

Computer science is all the rage with students across the Asia Pacific

There she found about 50 girls inside learning more about computer science coding as part of Computer Science Education Week. Meanwhile, eight states, 76 school districts and 102 organizations nationwide made pledges to expand access to computer science education to millions of students.

And as a father, I know that encouraging innovation doesn't just mean my boys are spending their afternoons playing on tablets or smartphones. By 2025, every student in the city will receive computer science education in elementary, middle and high school.

"Computer science plays a significant role in revolutionizing business & industry, creating new fields of commerce, and driving technological breakthroughs across all fields of science", said Governor Ducey before his arrival to the event.

When Code.org started four years ago, it couldn't get a single school district to commit to teaching computer science in every high school.

Hadi Partovi told VentureBeat in a phone interview that the nonprofit suggests states take three steps to increase students' access to computer science classes. "It makes you think and it helps you with problem solving", Jones said.

McCarthy will have her students build robots, computers and participate in the "hour of code".

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We have a lot planned throughout the world for Computer Science Education Week.

It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Using iPads and free apps like Swift Playground, students from kindergarten through to college and beyond can now learn how to code.

"If only 1 percent of the girls actively learning on Code.org continued past high school, they'd outnumber the gender gap in university CS", Partovi said.

As this generation of learners grows up more tech savvy, and more aware of technology's potential, it's hoped they will be able to apply their skills to successfully overcome the challenges of climate change, overpopulation, rapid urbanisation, mass migration, health epidemics and economic instability - challenges which will only be overcome with technology and human ingenuity.

Last month, Adams announced an investment of more than $55 million from Borough Hall to advance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education across more than 150 schools in FY2018.

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