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me1.jpg     Hello everyone.  Welcome to Business, Computers and Information Technology Education at Easton Area High School.

Did you know that an increasing number of universities and employers see successful completion of a computer science course as a sign of academic well-roundedness?

Why?  Because computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, to the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skill set for an educated person in the 21st century.

Whether you want to be a scientist, develop the latest killer application, or just know what it really means when someone says “the computer made a mistake”, studying computing will provide you with valuable knowledge.

"By 2018, the U.S. will need 1.4 million computer scientists, but we will only have 30% of those filled by American-trained universities at current graduation rates." Stanford statistics

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Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. Computing is very often associated with innovation, and developments in computing tend to drive it. This, in turn, is the key to national competitiveness. The possibilities for future developments are expected to be even greater than they have been in the past.  

What students learn from coding.

 It helps students learn in meaningful context

  • It teaches them that learning is a process and not a product
  • It teaches them how to take complex ideas and break them down into simpler parts
  • It teaches them how to collaborate with others 
  • It also teaches them how to keep persistent and persevere in the face of frustration when things are not working well
  • It teaches determination and risk-taking
  • It helps them become fluent with technologies and enable them to open open up and express their ideas.
  • It helps them be creative 
  • It helps them interact with the world around them 
  • (http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ )
  • Ted Talk:  http://www.ted.com/talks/mitch_resnick_let_s_teach_kids_to_code.html

 

WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE? 

 Best regards,

Carol L. Carmichael

Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“  Bill Gates 

The most popular class at Harvard today is Intro to Computer Programming, because computers are helping in almost every other field of study and research - to search for a cure for cancer, to understand the origins of ancient languages, etc. We needs more schools to offer computer programming; it's a skill that will empower the next generation in almost any field. Learning to code is easy, fun, and a good thing to learn young.Harry Lewis, Dean of Harvard College

Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn. Stephen Hawking

 Classes taught:

  • AP Computer Science Principles - 4 sections
  • Web Design and HTM/CSS/Programming - 2 sections