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Computer Coding

Students in Amy Wozniak's computer science class in Chicago use EarSketch to learn the programming language Python. EarSketch was created by two Georgia Tech professors.
Courtesy of Amy Wozniak

The White House recognized Georgia Tech last Monday for a coding program that uses music to teach code. It was recognized as part of its national initiatives for Computer Science Education Week.

EarSketch is a free online tool that uses music to teach the programming languages of Python and JavaScript.

The book “Teach Your Kids To Code” by Bryson Payne
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A University of North Georgia associate professor is urging parents to teach their children computer coding.

Bryson Payne is the chair of the computer science department and he’s written a new book titled “Teach Your Kids To Code.”

“Coding is just programming a computer, making it do something you want it to do – whether you’re playing with a mobile app for the first time, building a self-driving car, 3-D printing, bots, drones. Anything you can think of in the news today pretty much has software behind it,” Payne said during an interview on “A Closer Look.”