Coding Your Story

If you asked me as a kid growing up “what’s Python?”, I would tell you it was a snake at the zoo. Today it isn’t just a slithering reptile, it’s the name of one of the most powerful coding languages ever created, and it’s the main ingredient in a program sweeping the nation.

Meet Scratch. He’s not just a cat, he’s part of the MIT coding program “Scratch” being embraced by K-5th students and teachers alike. The program takes strings of Python code and turns it into process based blocks that allow users to build a process and establish its values.

As a technology aficionado, I love coding. There is something about building a string of code and watching the process unfurl that I find exciting and challenging. From HTML to Visual Basic, I enjoyed coding starting in high school and always kept it as part of my arsenal of odd skills. In 2013, when the Hour of Code launched, bringing simplified coding into the classroom I asked myself,

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