At North London IT Support, as we recruit our next IT Support Technician, we are interested in where the next generation of computer support engineers are coming from. It just so happens that 9th – 16th March is Programming for Primaries, a whole week organised by ComputerXplorers. It helps highlight the resources and support available to primary school children and teachers so that they can hold inspirational programming lessons.
Why primary school children should be taught to code
In the olden days we were taught to type at school, a skill that is essential in daily office life. As technology marches on, coding is now a similar requirement.
Coding is a great asset to have and can be the built on in secondary school where more advanced subjects like computational thinking (CT) will set the students up more readily for the jobs market. Coding is a way of teaching computer science, teamwork, maths, problem solving and social skills all in a way that is relevant to them.
Our children are our future – they are the ones growing up using smart phones, tablets, plus many other devices that rely on computer code. That’s why educating children in coding will have a huge benefit to our future economy, it is something they use on a daily basis and are genuinely interested in it.
What is the difference between coding and programming?
Code is everywhere: in computers, phones, tablets, washing machines, cash-points, even in your car!
Why coding is relevant at North London IT Support
As mentioned earlier, code is everywhere and since our role is to fix computers, install software and have a working knowledge of smart phones, it is essential to know about code and programming in IT. For example, at North London IT Support, when we look at computer operating systems (like Linux), we can diagnose the problem more easily.
If you are a small business in the North London area with a coding problem, then we’d love to hear from you: 0800 756 1400.