Tech Tent: Learning to code during lockdown – BBC News

Tech Tent: Learning to code during lockdown – BBC News

Could one of the few upsides to the current health crisis be that a generation of young people acquire new digital skills?

On this week’s Tech Tent podcast, we hear how parents are using the lockdown to get children interested in coding.

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Take Ruth Moore and her sons Reuben and Jonah, aged eight and five.

Stuck at home in Oxford and looking to vary the boys’ diet of schoolwork, Ruth – who, full disclosure, is my wife’s niece – started thinking about introducing the boys to coding.

“Probably behind it was the thought that these are languages that it makes so much sense to know,” she says.

“And I know so little of it myself. I can do tiny little bits of HTML and very, very
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