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Teenager Discovers Visual Language To Help Kids Learn Computer Coding

The language keeps young learners engaged and helps obtain specific and measurable learning targets.

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Young children in a leading NGO in Faridabad, are learning computer programming thanks to a teenager, Jay Jaganaath of Vasant Valley School in New Delhi, who discovered an innovative visual-based programming language using MIT Scratch, developed at MIT Media Labs.

The language keeps young learners engaged and helps obtain specific and measurable learning targets. It will help fine tune the logical analytical skills of students and enable individual and cost-effective learning for kids to learn coding.

MIT Scratch language is a modern teaching method that stimulates wider learning and programming reach. The project will hugely benefit NGO’s and schools to help children learn programming from scratch.

Educational NGOs and Schools can create more cost effective teaching plans along with teachers in private schools. It widens the scope of learning outside of textbooks and reduction in the drop-out rate in learning computer programming.

Jay is also exclusively facilitating and guiding MIT Scratch based learning. The project was started after a preliminary test to gauge the initial analytical skills of the students and to serve as a comparison to their intellectual progress after the end of the program.

The students were taken through a jam packed version of the language in order to develop the students’ application skills at Scratch. His insight into dismal conditions of learning programming has led him to adopt visual-intensive MIT Scratch as an interesting and productive alternative to traditional methods of learning and teaching.

His vision is to see a transformed educational reality where learners are as eager to receive as teachers are to impart new ideas.