Mandating education

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Even today, I can go back in time and remember how my fifth-grade teacher got me interested in math or how my seventh-grade teacher’s method of teaching Spanish crippled my ability to learn that language due to his “repetitive” teaching methods.However, one class in seventh grade has become very important to me, as I use the skills I learned in that class every day of my life: That class was my typing class.At best, it could get kids interested in tech as a career.At the least, it could equip them to handle more and more technology-related devices that are now part of our lives.A coding class would also help them gain a greater understanding of how technology is designed and how software serves as the medium for triggering all of a device’s capabilities.This type of knowledge could be important in a future working environment where they’re called upon to use technology as part of their overall job.In most cases, they’re the main way most of us enter data into our computers.

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Even those who did not go on to become software engineers say that the fundamentals of programming a computer at the coding level has helped them shape how they think logically, has sharpened their common sense and, in a lot of cases, has helped them apply what they have learned to getting more out of their smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices that now populate their lives.Even our TVs and appliances are becoming multipurpose devices designed to be more than meets the eye.While most people will never get under the hood to try and change the code of an appliance or device they use, by learning the fundamentals of creating the software code that runs our devices, a person will gain a greater understanding of how their devices work, and would be more inclined to go beyond their devices’ basic functionality.It has been rewarding to see how computers have impacted the educational process throughout the U.S., with every school system in America now having some type of computer aided learning programs in use today.Back then, the goal was to touch type at about 90 words per minute.

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