Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Homeschool Programming

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I was surprised recently to realize that somewhere around 90% of personal computers run Microsoft. Among my friend group, I can't think of any who use anything other than Apple, so that number shocked me.

Then I was surprised again to run across this snippet of a conversation in a book, of all things, about biology. Russell Kirsch, inventor of the world's first internally programmable computer, said this to a young man in a coffee shop about Apple:

They're trying to get everyone to use iPads and when people use iPads they end up just using technology to consume things instead of making things. With a computer you can make things. You can code, you can make things and create things that have never before existed and do things that have never been done before.

As a non-techie, I had never really considered the true creativity computer technology represents.

If you would like your children to start to learn coding, Sonlight offers several excellent options.

See More.(And don't miss the video, either. It's fascinating.)

Here's to greater creation, not just consumption.

John and Sarita's oldest daughter
Second-generation Sonlighter
Homeschooling mom to five

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