The Importance of Learning to Code

Some schools do a fantastic job teaching students basic computer programming skills….others, not so much.  If your school offers programming classes, excellent!  If not, how can a student learn to code outside a traditional classroom?  Is it even important we all have at least a basic understanding of computer programming?  Why or why not?

Let’s first take a look at the importance of coding.  Check out this video on YouTube of some “famous” coders of our time.

Also available to watch on YouTube.

Alright….now what?  There are lots of resources online, but how do we sort through them to find the most helpful resources?  One of my personal favorites is w3schools.com.  This is an excellent resource for learning to code websites.  Khan Academy has also introduced a few basic programming tutorials.  Check out this “Welcome to Computer Science” video (also below) with an interactive tutorial.

Also available to watch on YouTube.

What did you learn from this video and tutorial?

 

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115 Comments on “The Importance of Learning to Code”

  1. Kennedi C. Says:

    I believe it’s very important to know code, the websites you use today are based off of them. Some of the blogs you use are based off of code such as tumblr, I myself know how to use code to create my own website templates. Most of the time I copy and paste HTML codes into my customize HTML box and have my own template and I can manipulate into the way in which I want it to look. At times I change the color of my blog and change the cursor into a cross or make images double. I for one would love to heighten my knowledge of code.

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  2. Carson . B Says:

    I think coding is very important now that i have watched this video. I think it was a good video because it had a lot of famous people and i caught peoples attention. I liked the video.

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  3. Ella M. Says:

    I learned that coding is not hard. Any body can do it. I think we should learn it because it is easy and important to know how to work your computer. It is something that i would like to learn about.

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  4. Calvin B Says:

    I think coding is important if you want a computer job. It would be easier for that person.And they can learn coding they can protect future companies.

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  5. Spencer E. Says:

    I think we should know the basics of a computer. The computer is basically every were in the world right now. You use computer for your work. People also use the computer for entertainment.

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  6. Kelli H Says:

    Yes because if we didn’t then we would all be confused and wouldn’t know what to do.Then it would make it all complicated.

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  7. Jackson O. Says:

    coding may not be extremely important in all lines of work, but this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know about coding. the internet is an important part of business and every day life. coding web pages can promote or even run somebody’s business. this is where knowing the basics of coding will come in handy. Coding can also come in handy in school life. coding web pages for projects and other things can get you extra “wow” points and can be very impressive during interviews for jobs. i would like to learn the basics of coding to help me later on in my school and business life.

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  8. bruce w Says:

    It is a good thing to learn code. I did not know that code was so impotent to satiety.
    That is really all i learned. So i wonder how to make a website with code. Also do they use codes for phones.

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  9. Kiera C. Says:

    I think that it is very important to learn how to code. Alot of, all stars and smart people and business people should and do know how to code, and it is very important. I think this, because, no matter where you go for work, it will be needed, and it IS important. For everyone. Coding is something we should learn in school…..it’s cool, and you can go far with it. Computers are our future. We need this.

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  10. tcrews Says:

    People should learn to code because it could help you in life. When famous people code everybody wants to do it. It could help you with a problem with the computer. If you what to do you can help other people with their. You can also us it with your bussiness and at home.

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  11. Ethan H Says:

    I think that it is important to know how to code so when or if it ever comes your way again you know how to handle it. That if you do ever get a job when you have to code every day you at least need to a basic knowledge of how to do it. I learned form this video is the cool things you can do with coding.

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  12. Ethan H Says:

    I think that it is important to know how to code so when or if it ever comes your way again you know how to handle it. That if you do ever get a job when you have to code every day you at least need to a basic knowledge of how to do it. I learned form this video was the cool things you can do form coding.

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  13. Jordan K. Says:

    I learned many things from this video an tutorial. Something I learned was that green words are just comments that help you figure out how a pro gram works. I also learned that if you need help with coding there are guides to help you figure out code.

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  14. Haydn L. Says:

    ***helpful

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  15. Haydn L. Says:

    I think everybody should learn how to code. It’s pretty easy and can help us in the future like finding jobs and stuff. A lot of famous people code as well. It can also be very hefl to people. If kids learn to code now websites can become even more advanced.

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  16. Stephen E Says:

    I think we really need to learn more into how to code. I think we can have a more successful future if we learn the basics of coding. It’s not just people that have a computer career, even Chris Bosh said how helpful coding is. I think everyone should learn how to code

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  17. Daniella R. Says:

    I think it is important we know at least the basics of how to code. If we don’t even know the basics of coding we can be successful. But, we won’t be able to show anybody how much skill we have or how successful we are. You could be the best lawyer but if somebody looks you up and doesn’t find a website or finds an interesting website they won’t think you are a good lawyer because you can’t even code a website. Plus, if your not a good lawyer, you could use coding as your career. You could code other people’s websites. I learned from this video that we need to code to show people that we are good at something and we can prove it. Plus, coding isn’t something we can just blow off and skim it to get a good grade. We have to understand it to move forward in our lives. Even celebrities. I also learned that computers can read weird sentences like fill (50, 480, 320); The ; is the computer’s version of a period.

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    • Darith K. Says:

      I don’t think you have to prove to everyone that you’re good at something. People just believe you’re good at it when you show them. IF you really know you’re good at something, then you shouldn’t have to try and convince people. But you still do make a good point.

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  18. Lindsay S. Says:

    I think it would be great if everyone learned how to code. It is easy and it could help us find a job when we are older. If you never try you will never know if you will be good or not. I myself would like to learn how to code and I think it would be cool and help full if I wanted to do something with websites when I am older or it could be a good skill. I learned that a lot of famous people know how to code eve if they don’t use it in their jobs. That is why we should all learn how to code.

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  19. Anonymous Says:

    Stephen E
    I think we really need to learn more into how to code. I think we can have a more successful future if we learn the basics of coding. It’s not just people that have a computer career, even Chris Bosh said how helpful coding is. I think everyone should learn how to code.

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  20. Anna Teer B Says:

    I think we need coding in every school, because it could interest allot of young people. Because there are not allot of programmers in the world, updates for computer programs won’t happen very often. It should be in most schools because many young kids could be interested in coding.

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  21. Ella M. Says:

    I learned that not many schools teach coding I would like to learn it. Only 1 out of 10 schools teach coding.Also its not hard and it does not matter who you are.I think that coding is something people should know about and that we should know more about it as kids

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  22. Amaya W. Says:

    I think it is important to know how to code. This would be especially good for students because they good be more advanced in it later in life. Also, this would be very helpful to put on a job or college application later in life. This would really help in an adults career. I would love to learn about code!

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  23. Katie G. Says:

    I think it’s very important that we have at least the basic things needed on how to code. Because code is everything that runs technology ( on computers). I learned from the tutorial that every single thing on the internet is code automated so everything I see on the computer was done with very exact code.

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  24. Danny M. Says:

    I think it’s important that we now the basic understanding of how to code. The reason I think this is because everything we do involves technology and were just going to keep getting better at it.

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  25. Madi S. Says:

    I do think it is important to learn the basics of working with computers but not all the time. If you want to be an engineer, or a doctor, it should be important to learn how to code so you can find information and access to help you with what you are doing. The times when it is not important is if you are a farmer or a gymnist, I don’t think it will be as important to learn so much about computers, it might however be a good idea to use a computer for information and to keep things organized. So my answer is it is more important for some people but less important for others. However not all people should learn to code, maybe they should just learn for basic information.

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  26. Anonymous Says:

    Yes there basic understanding to the computer and it is also it would be cool to send it to friends.I learn that you can make cool thing with only numbers and codes.The tutorial was great and it talked me a lot of thing.

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  27. Arielle G Says:

    I think That coding is super important because in any job you choose coding will always be there. Coding is skill and i believe that everyone can learn it. Everyone will need coding even if they are in sports coding will still be present in this. Even if its in a indirect coding is so important. You will always have coding in your job in your life. 🙂

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  28. Caitlin K Says:

    In this video I found out that it is important to know about coding in the future. I also saw how most people wanted to make things easier by putting things on the web by using coding. A guy named Mark was the guy who made face book and he wanted to make something on line that his friends, his sisters and everyone else in the world wold like to use. All the people on the video had said the wished they learned coding earlier in their lives. I also had heard that even if you want to be a dancer, singer, a football player or something else coding will be needed in the future no matter what career you choose to have when you grow up.

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  29. Lance A. Says:

    I think that it is very important that we have just a basic understanding of computer programming so that people can have more jobs. If we all had the basic knowledge of computer programming and stuff like that then the unemployment rate would go down. Therefore we will have a smarter and better country instead of being ranked 26th in academic smarts in the world.

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  30. Briggs R Says:

    I think that this was a good video and it gave us a lot of information and that you need coding no matter what you do. Coding can be really helpful to some people and some not as much. I could tell that this video helped a lot of people.

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  31. Anna C. Says:

    I think it is very important for kids to learn at least the basics of computer programming. It is a very important skill to learn. If you are creative and love math and science at the same time, this could be the perfect job for you. Kids could learn a lot from computer programming and it is fun at the same time. I learned a lot from the video. One thing I learned is that if you put two parenthesis in front of a word or sentence, the computer kind of blocks the word or sentence out. Also, in the computer world, you have to end the sentence you write with a colon.

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  32. Leif K. Says:

    I think that programming is important because at some time in your life you might have to use it, no matter your career. You might have a program to simulate, plan, or do something. You might make one just for fun. I learned from the video that putting // in front of a command makes it a comment.

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  33. Anonymous Says:

    I think that it is very important that we have just a basic understanding of computer programming so that people can have more jobs. If we all had the basic knowledge of computer programming and stuff like that then the unemployment rate would go down. Therefore we will have a smarter and better country instead of being ranked 26th in academic smarts in the world.

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  34. Sean O. Says:

    It is very important because if people don’t know, then we wouldn’t have all the amazing websites and things that people make. Computers don’t program themselves, people do!! This is also very good because it opens up more chances for jobs.

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  35. Madison B. Says:

    I think that coding is a very important thing to learn. One is reason why is because using computers is something we use in our everyday life. If more people knew how to do coding everybody could make our web sites more advanced then they are now. I think coding is a very cool thing to know how to do and I hope I will learn how to do it one day! 🙂

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  36. Julia R. Says:

    I personally think that coding is really important.Without coding,where is the world? I agree with the girl in the first video we watched,You don’t have to be very smart to code,at least that’s what I think.It is important because at any job,you will need to code.

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  37. Julia R. Says:

    Is it even important we all have at least a basic understanding of computer programming? Why or why not?

    I personally think that coding is really important.Without coding,where is the world? I agree with the girl in the first video we watched,You don’t have to be very smart to code,at least that’s what I think.It is important because at any job,you will need to code.

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  38. Caitlyn B. Says:

    It is very important that we know how to code and the basics of coding. I think it is very important because if no one knew how to code we wouldn’t have any of the popular websites like: Facebook, twitter, or Instagram. I learned that coding is very simple as long as you understand the basics of it.

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  39. Kaleb.C Says:

    Yes I think it is important to learn how to program a computer because you can do a lot of things. And I learned that a lot of jobs come out of programming.I really would like to code it looks cool.

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  40. Zach H. Says:

    I think we should at least learn the very basics of coding. Why, well because if a computer breaks you might know how to fix it. Also it looks super cool! I learned that coding is not as hard as I thought it would be. If kids today learned how to code web sites would be a lot cooler and with lots of cools ideas. I know I am going to try to learn how to code.

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  41. Anonymous Says:

    I think it is really important to learn how to code because if something goes wrong with a computer then you might be able to fix it. coding could also be cool because you can get a job and do whatever you want with it. It is also a good thing to code because other people will look up to you because they will feel puny .

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  42. Virginia Vette Says:

    Yes it is because if no one knew how to code then we wouldn’t have apps or anything that relates to a computer. I learned the easy steps of code.

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  43. Mia A. Says:

    I think its really important. everyone should now how to code. It doesn’t matter what job you have you should know how to code.

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  44. Ellen M. Says:

    I think that it is important to understand how to code or at least the basics of it because we are becoming a generation that uses computers daily in our lives. Computers are usually the first place where people go for research, questions, and for a way to contact other people. If we use computers numerous times in our day to day live but don’t know how to understand the computer’s language (coding) then our future will be troubled since many jobs involve the use of a computer. I learned from this video that many people know how to code and have used in their lives. Even sport players and musicians learn and use coding! I also learned from the tutorial that coding can be easy and even enjoyable.

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  45. Jessica S. Says:

    I say it is important that kids learn coding in school. This will allow them to be able to have multiple careers when they grow up. I learned a lot from the tutorial. I saw that I can make a robot with a pink nose just typing in numbers on the screen.

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  46. Ty J. Says:

    I learned that 1 out of ten schools teach coding. Coding is very important because it is how all of the games, websites, and programs are made. Coding looks really hard but it isn’t that hard. In coding you use javascript. Also you give the computer all kinds of instructions to do what you want.

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  47. Alexa S. Says:

    I think that coding is important and everyone should learn how to code. Even if we just know the basics of coding it can help us and other people. Websites are getting better and better every day because of coding. The reason we have Facebook and twitter is because the people that created them learned how to code and those people were good at coding. Even if you don’t use coding it is good to know.

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  48. Austin C Says:

    What I learned from this video was when using code you can do so many different things. You can change the size and color. I also learned how to you always have have different codes.

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  49. Sloane F. Says:

    I think it is very impotent to learn for many different reasons. For example we may need it in career choices. I did not know coding was so important and that children should use it to. It will also help you learn more about computer.

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  50. Sam D. Says:

    I think that computer programming is important because it teaches you to think. Also because you will have a better under standing of computers and how they work. I learned how by just erasing a simple piece it can change or crash a website.

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  51. Trevor M. Says:

    I think that it is important.I think this because every body needs to learn how to use a computer even if it’s just a little bit because a computer will almost always help with anything. I learned that every computer program or anything electronic really has someone at the other end controling it. Also that everybody shoulkd try to use a computer.

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  52. Jeremy D. Says:

    I think it is important because some schools do not get to use computers. I also like most of the things we do on the computer, but most of it is hard. Most children at schools do not have computer at to work at.

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  53. Kollin B. Says:

    I think it is important that we know the basic of how to code because it could be very helpful in your future carer.I learned that a lot of famous people have worked with coding. I think people should learn how to code because it will help people when they are trying to get a job.

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  54. Courtney L Says:

    I think its important people should know how do do this because maybe your job in the future would have to do with this. I learned that it takes three numbers to describe a color and every combination is a different color. I also learned that after to put your directions down for a moving picture, you have to put a semi colon.

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  55. Averie B Says:

    I think its important to use because when you get older you may see a job that requires this.A lot of generations have used this.It can also be a skill for your application in collage.

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  56. Starr M. Says:

    I think it is important that we know how to program. I think this because i could be very helpful in the future. I learned from this video that if you change one little thing that it could change the whole program.

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  57. Marissa H Says:

    I think it’s important that we know basic computer codes because then when we look for a job we already have the skill. Coding is very helpful because if our job requires it then we know how to do it. Coding doesn’t sound very simple though at all but it would be a fun class to learn and i know it would help me in my job.

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  58. Ali H. Says:

    I think it is important that everyone knows a little about computer programming because it can help you in the future. So if you need to know how how you will know how. One thing that I learned from the video is what code starts and stops the program from running another thing I sort of know now is how to change the color of the program.

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  59. Kamryn B. Says:

    This video showed me that you control the computer the computer doesn’t control it self. I want to try this and play with everything because it looks really fun and I want to try it. It looks really cool and I hope next class we will play with it some.

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  60. Alex T. Says:

    I learned some cool things from this video.I learned that if you put a //before your sentence the computer ignores it.I also learned that a ; means that the sentence is over.

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  61. Caleb F. Says:

    I learned that you that you can change a lot with coding. You can make dots, lines and waves. I think that this would be helpful and fun at the same time.

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  62. Syd H Says:

    I think is is important to learn because tecnolagy is getting so advanst. you might also have to do it in your job. Or in collage you might have do do this and if you don’t that wont be good. Or if you go to somebody’s home and they are coding you don’t want to be left out. A lot of famous people now how to. Also to make a video game you have to now how to code. It would also be fun.

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  63. Joshua C. Says:

    I think it is important for everyone to learn to code. Everyone can definitely use it because technology is the future and coding is technology’s language. People have many ways to use it whether they look it up out of interest or find something about it. Coding can also help get a job since most jobs involve technology for practical use. What I learned from the tutorial is that coding is important and can be used to make many things on a computer such as shapes, faces, etc….

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  64. tori W Says:

    In the tutorial i learned that you can do a lot of cool thing. Also it is a lot help to people.
    I think that it is good for people to watch it and tell other people about it.

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  65. Baxter B. Says:

    It is important for students today to learn how to code. Because everything we do today is computerized. The more you know about how those computers work, the more of an upper hand you have. Plus it gives you an advantage to lots of other people when your applying to a job or to college even. I learned this from the videos. That company’s need programers and people who can code.

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  66. Corey H. Says:

    I think it is very important to learn how to code. The internet is used in our everyday life and learning to code is a very important tool for finding a job and a career. Coding has helped create things we use everyday like Facebook and Twitter. If kids learn to code, than those future generations of kids will have a job right out of the gates of collage and high school. Coding is also just fun in general and can be used to make fun websites and games.

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  67. Jessica Sublett B-day Says:

    I say that it’s important to know how to code. This way you can have multiple careers. I learned from the tutorial that I can make a robot with codes on a computer.

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  68. tori W Says:

    Yes i think that it is important to learn the basic of programming. There are a lot of jobs out there for programming and people should know how to do these things. It is also really helpful to people.if you know the basic things of coding then you can do a lot of cool things.

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  69. Darith K. Says:

    I think that knowing how to code is crucial because these days almost everything has to do with a computer in the end. This is a job that will help so many people in the future because we’re becoming so dependent on technology. In the video and the tutorial, I learned how simple it is to code pictures. It took a little of me staring at it, but eventually it all made perfect sense. Coding looks really simple if you know what to do, and I really think I want to look into it further.

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  70. Samantha B Says:

    from this video i leaned that everything a computer does has a code that it follows/ reads I never knew there was so much behind what a computer does

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  71. tyler h Says:

    i think it is important to code because maybe in the future you will have to do something with websites. Plus coding could help you in careers. i didn’t know Chris bosh coded in his freshman year that’s pretty cool. Also its a cool skill to have.

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  72. Jordan K. Says:

    I feel that coding is important and should be taught to everyone. In any career coding would be present. Some careers would be like sports becoming rock-star coding is present. Coding should be taught to everyone because I feel that it will teach people new things about technology and how it is used. Not just computer technician use coding but famous celebrities like Chris Bosh used coding in college.

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  73. Emily Grace A. Says:

    Yes I do think that it is important do understand computers and know how to code. Computers are used everywhere and if getting a job might be easier if you know how to use computers and code. I learned a lot from this video. I had no idea that those famous people can code. It looked like that coding came in handy in there lifetime and it looked like they enjoyed it.
    I learned in the tutorial that semi-colons are like periods in a computers mind. The lines in green are comments and they start with // and the computer ignores them.

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  74. Jaclyn M. Says:

    I think that it is important to at least know the basic of coding this is because it is used in many jobs. I think it is something everyone should know because you should be able to fix something (on a website for example) and change it to how you want it to be. I think that if people don’t learn coding we might lose stuff that deals with coding and then know one will know how to code.
    From this video I have learned different things about coding. I learned that semi-colon is like a period. I learned that if you put // before something it makes it a comment and the computer reads right over. They are just like a comment for your sake.

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  75. Arieanna O Says:

    I think more people should learn how to code. If you know how to code it would be easier to get a job and more jobs will be available. I think I want to be a coder when i get older. I think more kids wants to start coding because the offices looks really cool. So I think all schools of all grades should teach there students how to code

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  76. Christine C. Says:

    Yes programming is so important for people to learn its what runs our everyday lives. For every website there is a coding program that made it. Everyone should learn it because there are many jobs in programming because not many people know how to code. company’s are always looking for new workers. Programming is also just fun. you can makes things on your screen change just by changing some numbers.

    What i learned from the tutorial was that if you two slashes before you type that becomes notes and the computer doesn’t read them. i also learned that the numbers change the size and location of certain objects. other numbers change the color.

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  77. Adam C. Says:

    i think that everybody should learn how to code. Coding could be a very useful skill in your future depending on the job you have. A lot of huge names started out just making word pop out on a screen, but they studied and made this great successful websites and programs.

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  78. Laney D. Says:

    From this video I learned that after every instruction while coding is ended with a semi colon, so the computer knows the instruction is over. If you put two slashes in front of a line, that allows you to make a comment for you and the computer just acts like that line isn’t there. You can also play with the instruction numbers to change the color, motions, size, etc. of the program. I think this is cool because it gives you some of the basics of coding.

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  79. Zach K. Says:

    I think that we should start to offer a coding class in high school because that would really help us out in the long run. I think it would help us get a good job, and a job that pays you well.

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  80. Austin A. Says:

    I actually might give some thought into coding. Now, I don’t agree with the quote in the video,”Everyone should learn to code.” That’s just insane because not everyone likes coding. Personally, I would rather not deal with technology because that’s just me, but I do and I might learn how to code… who knows.

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  81. Emily S. Says:

    I think we all need to learn about coding because computers are taking over our lives. In about 50-100 years, I think if you aren’t able to code, aka successfully manipulate computers, you will be an outcast. You need to understand the things taking over your life. I learned that most people didn’t start off a coders, but as they grew up, and took some lessons, and decided they wanted to become programmers. It is saying that most anyone can become a programmer, and that they can do amazing things. It also is not a bad job.The video tutorial shows how easy it can be to code. It also explains how coding works (somewhat). The video makes coding look really cool and easy, so that I may want to try. It looks really fun.

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  82. Nicholas C Says:

    Yes, I think that it is very important to know how to code. The reason that I think this is because there will be a lot of jobs that will involve coding and programming in the future. In the coding tutorial video I learned that we are smarter than a computer, the reason is because the computer can’t do anything if we don’t tell it to do anything.

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  83. Lewis r. Says:

    I think it is very important to learn at least a little about coding. It opens up jobs too who knows teaching one kid to code may lead to a very cool and helpful to us. I would like to learn more about coding myself. In the tutorial i got a very basic understanding of how to coding that i would like to expand.

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  84. John V Says:

    I think everyone should learn basic code. I learned how to code a basic structure.

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  85. samantha b Says:

    yes, i think it is important that everyone has at least a little understanding of computer programming because so much of our world revolves around technology and its such a big part of our everyday lives, so i think we should know how to control them especially since technology such a huge part of society

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  86. William T. Says:

    I think it’s really important to know even a little bit of computer programing because our world is changing fast and becoming more and more reliable on computers. It would also just help out new and failing computer companies or even just normal companies. It would also help out in the future for just normal people to know a little computer programing because the world is being taken over by technology. I learned that every little bit can help and that if one thing is off it can mess up the whole thing. That some things need to be precise for computer to be able to read the coding.

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  87. Andrew S. Says:

    Yes, it is very important because I have learned these things already and they have helped me trouble shoot some problems that I have on computers. If you know the basics then you can work up to the hard things because hard things are just basic things put together. I learned that from this tutorial that coding is easy when you get your hands on it and is really not as hard as it looks it just take a lot of time and effort.

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  88. Abby S Says:

    From this tutorial I learned that times have changed a lot. I thought back to the Pirates of Silicon Valley and thought how the first apple offices looked, they were very average and you didn’t do anything there but work. Now a days the offices are big and colorful and there’s things to eat, places to rest, places to play, etc. So overtime offices have improved a lot, so has technology.

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  89. Savannah G. Says:

    Yes, it is important that people know all the basics about computer programming, because soon the world is going to become all technology. It is important to know all of the basics, because in the future when people go in for an interview they might have to know how to make things for their company. In these two videos I learned a lot. One thing I learned is that you are smarter than a computer, you just have to put your head to coding and do the work.

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  90. Abby S Says:

    Yes, it is very important that everyone has at least a little bit understanding of computer programming. Our society had millions of computers, humans now a days are actually kind of dependent on computers so why wouldn’t we want more people to know how to program them? It’s an important thing to learn and all school should have classes to teach students this.

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  91. Ben Whight Says:

    We need to have a basic understanding of computers or even better. I mean technology is taking over these days so we need to keep with it. Technology is upgrading faster than us and we need to keep up. It will be a good skill for when we are adults

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    • Ben W. Says:

      Also I think code is very important because it can make really cool things. Also its very hard so not many know how to do it. So its very hard to learn.

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  92. Ben C Says:

    I think it is important for everyone to learn the basics at least, because there are a huge amount of jobs in america for programmers, and a lot of those jobs are going un-taken because there are not many programmers in the US.

    I learned a little about how to program, and why programming is important. i also learned that programmers work in awesome offices. Lastly, I learned that learning to program is important.

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  93. Brandon Says:

    I think it is important to learn coding. I don’t think it should be mandatory though. If people don’t want to learn it then they shouldn’t. It should be an elective. In the tutorial I didn’t learn too much. I took a coding class two years ago I think so I know a little already.

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  94. Grace V. Says:

    It is very important that we all need to know basic computer coding. We are in the 21st century, we are use technology everywhere. I learned from this tutorial that it isn’t that hard to code. It also can be very fun.

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  95. Emily S. Says:

    I think we all need to learn about coding because computers are taking over our lives. In about 50-100 years, I think if you aren’t able to code, aka successfully manipulate computers, you will be an outcast. You need to understand the things taking over your life. I learned that most people didn’t start off a coders, but as they grew up, and took some lessons, and decided they wanted to become programmers. It is saying that most anyone can become a programmer, and that they can do amazing things. It also is not a bad job.

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  96. Natalie M Says:

    I think that it is very important that we understand computer programming. I believe this because no matter what career you go into you will probably have to use a computer every once in a while. It just helps to understand so you know what’s wrong or right. From the tutorial I learned that it can actually be fun to create new things and change them a little. Now I am more interested in all of this.

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  97. Lewis R. Says:

    Yes i think it is important that we all have a basic understanding of code. I dot but am getting the hang of it and would like to learn. And who knows by not teaching everyone code we may stop the invention of a genius product that helps us all.

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  98. Camryn T. Says:

    Yes, it is important that we understand the basics of computer programming. It’s important because if you know the basics you can change things on your own or at least know what is going on when someone else is doing something.
    From this tutorial I learned that a lot of computer programming is used for different things that seem simple but are harder if you don’t learn it. Also I learned that it’s important to know programming when making a website, or a game, etc. and that you can find information for it on a computer or it a book.

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  99. Molly Kate S. Says:

    It is important for everyone to have a basic understanding of computer science. Way it will help us in every day life is, getting a job. I learned that even if you want to be something else you still need to know how computer science works.

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  100. Matthew B. Says:

    I think everyone should know how to code. If we do, many new programs and websites can be made. Many of the best websites started out with someone messing around with a code. I think coding is very important and everyone should know how to do it.

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    • Matthew B. Says:

      I learned that a “semicolon” is like how you end a sentence in coding. It is a lot like a period. Also I learned that i am apparently smarter than a computer. Every line of code are like instructions. An error screen shows up if you don’t do the code correctly.

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    • Matthew B Says:

      I learned that a “semicolon” is like how you end a sentence in coding. It is a lot like a period. Also I learned that i am apparently smarter than a computer. Every line of code are like instructions. An error screen shows up if you don’t do the code correctly.

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  101. Idara C. Says:

    It is important because, you can understand what to do when you use the computer for anything. No matter if you are a entertainer, doctor etc.

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    • Idara C. Says:

      Also it is important because you will know more about computers and the science related to it.

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    • Idara C. Says:

      I also learned that it is important to learn how to do coding because it teaches you how to think. I never knew what that was for.

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  102. Abdallah A. Says:

    I think it’s important that we all have a basic understanding of computer programming because in the video it said that most jobs aren’t fulfilled because of no programming knowledge.
    In the tutorial, i learned that a semicolon is used like a period in programming, and that two slashes turns something into a comment. The computer will ignore the comment though.

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  103. Katerina L. Says:

    I think it is important to know the basics about coding. Whether you want to be a doctor or a singer coding will help you in the future. Coding can help you in multiple careers. This can be really helpful to people. Children today might really benefit from knowing how to code. A lot of people in this video wished they knew how to code when they were younger. I learned that coding is used a lot in people’s life. I didn’t know that coding was this important to know.

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  104. Laney D. Says:

    I think it is important that we know the basics of how to code. It could be really helpful to people. Coding can help you in multiple careers; I learned that a lot of famous people have worked with coding from this video. If kids learn to code, websites can become even more advanced in the future. I also think that it would just be a cool skill to have, even if you didn’t use it in your career.

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    • Joshua.B Says:

      we need this coding if we don’t have it we will never be success be and our parent want us to be successive full and our teacher. And i would i love to do coding.And that why we need coding.

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