… these coding initiatives haven’t been great at communicating: that “learning to code” and “becoming a programmer” are not the same thing, and that doing the former in a time when software encapsulates nearly everything we do is personally empowering.
What a great and brilliant idea! Nominate an educator and animator now. This is also one of the reasons why I started a new Tumblr blog called “Dream Lectures.” Stay curious everyone! Maybe they should also collaborate with the Khan Academy.
TED just launched a very promising education initiative, TED-Ed, pairing great teachers with top animators to transform the best lessons in dynamic visual presentation accessible to everyone on TED education channel on YouTube.
“TED-Ed Catalyst Logan Smalley added: ”TED-Ed has the potential to take a lesson that might normally reach just 20 students and extend it to the world. The topics we can cover are endless, and the more teachers and animators who contribute their lessons and talents, the more impactful this resource becomes. This is an exciting first step for TED-Ed, with more ideas, tools, and announcements to come in the months ahead.” (news.yahoo.com)