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May 2014 - An excerpt from Edtech Digest Magazine

Middle school students push the boundary learning how to code

By Rob O'Leary, Executive Director

It’s not precisely a class that looks as it seems.

The syllabus clearly outlines topics: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Content Management Systems. The students are expected to show a clear understanding of each topic and demonstrate proficient application at the course’s completion. Recent class time discussions focused on external style sheets, cascading style sheets, page attributes and best practices in their application. The students debated the merits of inline styling and internal CSS — a conversation germane to a course on coding.

Yet, this class is different.

It’s exciting — and quite moving, actually — to teach students at such a young age some of the skills to build a foundation that will ultimately shape our collective futures.

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