Nova Scotia hopes to incorporate computer coding into the curriculum next year so that students get more hands-on experience with the technology that makes the modern world work.
The province is teaching students from Grade Primary to Grade 3 the basics of computers this year, and the hope is by next year children in the older grades will be learning how to write computer programs or code.
About 600 high school students spent the day Wednesday in coding workshops and in lectures about the importance of coding.
Teaching coding is about learning sequencing, logic, math, and reading. It is not about teaching students to become programmers (although it does’t stop them if they choose that path).