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Coding in Classrooms

Dec 22, 2017
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Proposed legislation in Ohio would allow computer coding to replace some math courses. We weigh the pros and cons as many schools work to include more computer science in curriculums in place of math and foreign language.

Coding in Classrooms

Dec 7, 2017
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Proposed legislation in Ohio would allow computer coding to replace some math courses. We weigh the pros and cons as many schools work to include more computer science in curriculums in place of math and foreign language.

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While Wired Magazine is calling coding "the next big blue-collar job," Ohio may be creating a barrier between that industry and the people who could benefit most from employment.

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Can schools teaching coding keep up with industry and tech demands? Today we'll look at what's changed for these programs and their students. Also get insider advice on the latest gadgets on the markets for kids and adults alike.

U.S. high schools got a high-tech update this past school year. Not by federal fiat or by state law, but largely at the hand of independent nonprofits, including one founded by twin brothers less than five years ago.

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Each year, 10,000 girls from around 80 countries participate in a challenge called Technovation. They identify problems in their communities, and with mentoring, create apps to solve the problems. U.S. Bank backed six teams of girls, made up of Latin American and Somali immigrants as well as some from more traditionally white middle-class suburbs, to come up with financial apps for the competition.

In the bank’s hometown, Minneapolis, some of those young app developers met in a junior high classroom to practice their elevator pitches for apps they've spent weeks developing.

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When a pet is lost, many owners post and look online to find their loved one. While doing so can help, the challenge remains that there are multiple places and groups to search where information could be posted. Also, Google and Mozilla are pushing websites to obtain more secure HTTPS connections, but the security is still being debated. And, Apple is releasing a new app to make learning to program easier. 

Tech Tuesday: ISIS, Coding, Gift Guide for Kids

Nov 24, 2015
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ISIS is notorious for its avid use of social media as a mouthpiece to spread propaganda and the hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to put a stop to it. Then, a former coal industry worker and his company are looking to break the stereotype that surrounds Appalachia and teach former coal miners to code.  Also, we're talking about gadget gift ideas for your kids.