Programming is the future.
To prepare humanity for the next 100 years, we need more of our children to learn computer programming skills, regardless of their future profession. Along with reading and writing, the ability to program is going to define what an educated person is.
Computer science, computational thinking, and design thinking are key components in preparing students to solve the problems of the 21st century.
Educators and parents already recognize the importance of computer science education. 9 out of 10 parents want their schools to offer some kind of computer science curriculum and school districts are on the move. Forward thinking school districts have already made computer science a graduation requirement and many more have started to offer it as part of their curriculum.
A solid understanding of computational thinking will give child an advantage in any field they choose to enter, preparing them to solve the problems of the 21st century.
Not Just Players, But Creators!
The ability to code enables young people to become creators rather than consumers. Students with this creative capacity and technical literacy will hold the power in the future. They are the next generation of entrepreneurs…
Your kids probably spend hours playing video games or watching other people play video games on YouTube. Video games can be great! They improve reflexes, develop critical thinking skills, and in the right context can even teach leadership and teamwork. But even at their best, your kids are still just consumers of content.
The 21st century information economy will belong to the creators, those who can take the things they see around them and build something new. GameSalad lets children channel that passion for video games into their creative and entrepreneurial instincts.
GameSalad. Best. Tool. Ever.
I have been teaching Coding and CS to middle-school students for the last 6 years.
I found GameSalad to be the most effective at teaching computational thinking to young minds. GameSalad makes coding accessible and engaging in ways that other tools do not.
GameSalad prepares your kids to learn to code by letting them build video games. It's is the best way to teach computational thinking and prepare your child for more advanced computer science classes.
GameSalad's easy to understand drag-and-drop interface, allows anyone create video games. It teaches programming and computational thinking without the frustrations of typos and syntax errors that coding inflicts on beginners. Student can focus on concepts and intent, letting them build momentum as they complete their creations quickly.
GameSalad was designed as an easy to use tool for professional game developers. So it's not just kids software. It's an accessible tool. Game creators from ages 11 to 65 have used GameSalad to create and publish games. GameSalad isn't just educational software, it's a tool.
You could spend an evening playing video games with your kids. Or you could spend your evening making video games with your kids!