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Can a toy robot teach kids computer programming?

Veterans from Apple and Google launch a crowdfunding campaign to find out

Veterans from Apple and Google launch a crowdfunding campaign to find out the verge

In late 2012, Vikas Gupta left his job as head of the consumer payments division at Google and set out to discover what he would do with the rest of his life. He’d recently had a daughter, and he knew his next venture would involve helping kids. Then he chanced across an article about Estonia, and how that country begins teaching programming to all children in first grade. He did a little research into the state of computer science education in America and was shocked to find how rare it was. So he set out to create a compelling way for children as young as four or five to start learning basic coding concepts.

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The Computer Moves In

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In 1982, Time picked not a man, but a machine: the computer.
In its story about the pick, the magazine quoted an ad that attempted to answer the question:

- “Will someone please tell me what a personal computer can do?

- “A personal computer, it says, can send letters at the speed of light, diagnose a sick poodle, custom-tailor an insurance program in minutes, test recipes for beer.

We wonder what will come next!
What about you?

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The iPad Revolution

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