It’s Never Too Early to Build a Robot

More educators are developing programs to engage students in computer science, and often at younger ages than they have before. They’re teaching elementary school kids to build robots and code video games, taking advantage of new tools that let students get their hands dirty without bogging down in the kind of debugging that can discourage any newcomer.

In this week’s Dice News Hangout, we explore the influence such programs can have on a child’s education, how quickly coding can grab their interest, and how these efforts will affect the future STEM workforce.

Our panel includes Ray Pedersen, librarian at Ocean View Elementary School in Albany, Calif., and Eugene Lemon, president of the Computer Science Teacher Association’s Golden State Chapter.

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