Don't just learn to code. Learn to create.
Monday, September 11
Objective: Complete the SECOND of four writing assignments by watching a selected video and completing an electronic worksheet. The purpose of the video and worksheet is to provide motivation regarding the topic of computer science. In addition, you will use the CONTENT from your worksheets on YOUR website you will begin creating for week 5.
Step 1: Remember, All FOUR worksheets will need to be completed before class on FRIDAY. Begin by watching the Ted Talk without looking at the worksheet. Then, watch it again--it's only 12 minutes long--and add your notes while watching. You'll get so much more from the clip!
Step 2: After you've watched the second video, watch it again while answering the worksheet questions found in your Google Classroom. Remember to TURN IN your finished work
About the TedTalk:
Students around the world are told they must ‘Learn to Code!’ This certainly sounds great, but why should you learn to code? Will it really help you accomplish your personal goals or land your dream job?
We’ll see how learning to code is only a part of joining the digital revolution, but we’ll go further to explore how you can harness technology to your unique way of impacting the world. Learn how you can shape the future by not just learning to code, but learning to create. Justin Richards is the Founder/CEO of Youth Digital that has taught over 40,000 students how to create with technology.
Justin leads a team of 40 passionate people in delivering amazing technology courses for students in over 100 countries. Students as young as age 8 learn how to create everything from apps to mods to fashion collections. Prior to starting Youth Digital at age 22, he taught technology courses to students in downtown St. Louis. Justin grew up helping his family start computer schools in Romanian orphanages and taught himself to develop and design as a hobby, before turning that passion into Youth Digital. In the end, Youth Digital is a place that Justin would have loved as a child. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx