"Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs
"But what exactly is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code." - codeconquest
"Learning the fundamentals of coding provides students with skills that will serve them well in virtually any career they choose....skills such as logical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and communication." -edutopia
Students at Villa de Paz will explore the Project GUTS curriculum. Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically)--is a science, technology, engineering, and math program that encourages students to ask questions, develop answers through scientific inquiry, and design solutions. The program introduces computer science concepts within the context of modeling and simulation.
"TouchCast is the world’s only real-time compositing tool for interactive video. TouchCasts can play across the web in any video player. Explore a variety of vApps, including maps, twitter streams, headlines, photo galleries, and live polls that allow viewers to vote simply by touching the screen." -TouchCast
"Using TouchCast will assist students in becoming effective communicators of ideas and knowledge by creating broadcasts that require pre-production, writing scripts, editing, self-evaluation, and reflection."
"TouchCast provides the perfect project-based learning opportunity and makes it possible for students to publish for an authentic audience."