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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools - Mark Taylor 10th May 2021
201: Read Write Code with Jeremy Keeshin
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201: Read Write Code with Jeremy Keeshin

Read Write Code written by Jeremy Keeshin, is a friendly introduction to the world of coding and explains why it is the new literacy.

Jeremy Keeshin is the CEO and Co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students.

He is an expert in computer science education and education technology, and he has visited hundreds of schools all over the world. Prior to starting CodeHS, he taught computer science at Stanford.

Code is the new literacy.

Six hundred years ago, most people couldn’t read. In 1440, the invention of the printing press laid the groundwork for massive increases in literacy and ushered in the modern era.

Today, computers and the internet are causing a similar tectonic shift. Reading and writing are foundational skills, and in our digital world, coding is too.

But coding can be intimidating to learn. What is code? Where do you even start?

In Read Write Code, Jeremy Keeshin demystifies the world of computers, starting at the beginning to explain the basic building blocks of today’s tech: programming, the internet, data, apps, the cloud, cybersecurity, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and more.

Complex concepts are explained in friendly and engaging ways, with interactive examples and practical tips. This book is a must-read for modern educators and anyone who wants to understand why code matters today.

Website

readwritecodebook.com/

thekeesh.com


Social Media

www.linkedin.com/in/jkeesh/

www.twitter.com/jkeesh


Resources Mentioned

Essays and reading list


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