The world of children and their education in specific has gone through a sea change previously six months. Technology is the only means in the hands of the education fraternity to retain the students on board. The HT initiative to train children in coding at this hour is an clever futuristic step. The new normal we talk approximately will require accomplishments in the usage of computers. Lessons in coding can make the children self-assured and competent to take care of the new ways of learning. I think it’s going to be very exciting for the middle school children to understand how to create the background technology to make AI based projects or models work or the programming language to create a website. Codeathon is going to concurrently stimulate their minds and empower them technologically to carry the ideas forward. I personally feel at this hour when newspapers and television channels are often giving us the day by day COVID toll and apprising their audiences of the looming menace resulting in a severe economic slowdown, this initiative taken by the Hindustan Times is a ray of hope in the lives of small children. Numerous children are facing uncertainties because job losses have affected their parents. Bring to a halt from school and peers, they’re slipping into depression with no one coming to share their anxiety and consolation them. An activity as challenging as coding may lift up their spirits and guide them towards a positive direction.
Dr Manimala Roy, Principal, Basava International School, Dwarka
When we start talking approximately coding, we think it is only programming. On the other hand, I feel that this is far from true. Coding involves numerous steps, starting from deciding the elements of our program to the last step of writing the codes and finding out the shortcomings of the output. Approximately 10 years or 15 years ago, very less people were aware approximately how games and apps were made. It has been in the final 2-3 years that coding started spreading. After learning coding, children today are making apps, games, applications, etc! Not only this, I feel that coding also helps us in our studies. It improves our concentration and focus. Though coding can to begin with be difficult, but HT Codeathon made it easy to understand codes, no matter how complicated our class lesson could also be. And this coding also makes the basis of Man made Intelligence, which is currently used by many nations. Coding is something which does not depend on your age, IQ, etc., it just depends on our ardour for Computers. So, you will have to give coding no less than one try! I am thankful to HT
Sriram Venkatkrishnan, Class- 8C, Basava International School, Dwarka
I am highly thankful to Hindustan Times and convey my heartfelt gratitude for giving me this unique possibility. I’m hoping Hindustan Times comes up with more such activities in future. The modules are self explanatory ,informative and very easy to understand. The quizzes at the end help me a lot to revise the concept that and refer to when needed. I can fail in my duties whether I don’t thank the teachers, staff and management of GD Goenka Public School which has at all times initiated the 3 I’s – Interest, Initiative and Infrastructure and encouraged me to take part in such activities. Actually, my school encourages the entire students to be informed an increasing number of approximately computer programming skills, especially in the aspect of coding. Coding, in simple words, means to Keep watch over On Destructive Energies. It skills to regulate a pc; the entire websites, apps and social media sites are made with the assistance of coding. Today, we’re all on social media for quite a lot of reasons, which means that that the computer is controlling us. So, I thought, why not regulate a pc? This idea intrigued me to realize the world of coding.
Sharvi Sharma, Class 7A, G.D. Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj
“HT ANNOUNCES CODE-A-THON FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN”, was once the news that gave me enormous pleasure right through this challenging CORONA period. For me ‘Coding’ is sort of a world full of mystery and I definitely wish to unlock it. Once the Founder of ‘Apple’, Steve Jobs quoted, “Everybody will have to learn how to program computer because it teaches you how to think.” Our new education policy 2020 has also made Coding an integral a part of the curriculum. One might ponder, why has everyone, swiftly, started preaching Coding. It’s because Coding is, for certain, going to be the Language of future. It is selling like hotcakes at the present time. Now the question arises, how to make a choice a genuine coach. Hence, when a trusted brand like HT offered a platform, it was once very apparent to shake absent all my doubts and apprehensions; and what added as a cherry on the cake was once that our school is collaborating with them. What more are we able to ask for? Now, I am all set to spread my wings to fly. Thanks to my school and The Hindustan Times for providing us this kind of wonderful platform where we will explore and decode The Magic of Coding!
Yatharth Katyal, 8th A, G.D. Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj