"Coding is a fundamental computational thinking skill of the modern world. As technology continues to be integrated into our everyday lives, it is important as educators to provide opportunities for students to be innovative and create, and not just consume, technology.
Coding is an employable skill that teaches students to solve problems, take risks, think critically and logically while being empowered to fail in a safe environment. These skills are vital in all curricular areas as well as Learning Skills and Work Habits.
Coding empowers students to be content creators rather than just content consumers." - Edugains http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesTELO/CE/CodingInterface/interface.html (Oct 31)