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Document Number: 10760

Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra - It's time to stop thinking of computer programming as a specialty subject. Schools should respect it as a fundamental skill. That was one idea presented at the Technologies in Education forum sponsored by The Atlantic magazine. Others were that schools should make better use of video games to teach, that technology allows students to be treated individually instead of like widgets, and that graduate schools would be forerunners in the use of technology for advanced degrees. Finally, schools should be used to build better broadband for everyone in their communities. (Jordan Weissman, The Atlantic, May 2013) ...

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