By MakePi in News Posted September 28, 2017 Tags Code,computer Science,Education,MakePi,Programming,RaspberryPi,STEM,tablet,Technology
MakePad Promises to Make Learning Code as Easy as Pi
Acquiring Life Skills — A Dynamic Process
From the moment we are born, we start acquiring all the necessary life skills to be self-sustaining individuals. However, this process is more than just learning to walk, talk and pay bills. It is a dynamic process in which we must change direction with the changing winds of society.
The greatest changes to the way we operate as a society have been catalyzed by rapid advancements in the field of technology. Global citizens are required to adapt to these changes and do so swiftly, or else, be left behind.
Coding — A Life Skill
Many would argue that coding, the process of telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do, is fast becoming one of the fundamental life skills of the future. In fact, many are describing it as the ‘new literacy’.
And therein lies the main reason children must learn to code— it is indeed the ‘new literacy’, or the language of the future. As such, the acquisition of coding skills will assist children in their quest to interact with and make sense of the world.
Of course, not every career path will require an in-depth knowledge of coding, nor will it be a necessity to survive. However, learning to code is about problem solving, logic and computational thinking; fundamental skills that are certainly priceless assets. Not to mention, it opens up countless possibilities as far as electrifying careers in STEM! How important it is, then, that we educate our children in this regard.
How Will I Teach My Children Code?
I’m guessing that for those parents who are bamboozled by how rapidly and dramatically technology is changing, and who are struggling to keep on top of it, you’re breaking out into a cold sweat. You may be wondering, “How am I going to teach my children to code?”
Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many are terrified by the thought of tackling this challenge.
However, thanks to some ingenuity and forward thinking on the part of scientists and engineers, there are now simple, affordable, hands-on tools that can do all the work for you. The ‘MakePad’ produced by the MakePi company is no exception.
‘MakePad’ to the Rescue
The ‘MakePad’ is an all-in-one, kid-friendly, easy to assemble tablet that effortlessly and effectively teaches code to children as young as five. Thanks to its Raspberry Pi based processing hardware, the tablet is powerful yet affordable. Its customized operating system ensures that it is easy to operate and geared for enhanced STEM learning experiences. In addition, thanks to the ‘MakePad’s’ embedded applications, there is no need for Internet access.
MakePi’s goal is simple, to “make the learning of code possible for everyone”. With the ‘MakePad’ children and parents alike are sure to do that, and have a whole lot of fun along the way!
Indeed, the ‘MakePad’ promises to make learning how to code as easy as Pi! Sign up now!READ MORE