Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers

WIRED – Diana Stepner, Pearson

Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and former Google executive, wants every child to be able to code. That’s a sweeping but practical vision. If we’re teaching students the languages of letters and numbers to be able to speak, understand, and impact this world — math, science, technology, and code must be part of that knowledge. If we want students to be able to understand the technology that they use every day, then we need to start providing those building blocks from an early age.

The ability to code enables young people to become creators rather than consumers. Students with this creative capacity and technical literacy will hold the power in the future. They are the next generation of entrepreneurs, and, as some teenagers and younger students have shown us, they are already the entrepreneurs of today. Read More