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The ‘High-Tech Ride’ That’s Getting Kids Excited about Coding

November 20, 2013
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The ‘High-Tech Ride’ That’s Getting Kids Excited about Coding
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And encouraging their creativity, too

Rather than trying to motivate students with statistics on juicy job prospects, Project Lead the Way teaches them to create mobile apps—a “high-tech ride” they can test drive on a tablet as they code or show off on their phones once it’s completed. The nationwide program—now in 60 high schools—aims to get students excited about the complex subject of computer language by making technology not just something that students can use, but something they can create.

 

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