We’ve all heard about the growing need to introduce students to coding and other STEM fields early. According to some estimates, at least 40% of the highest paying jobs in today’s labor market requires some knowledge about coding. As a result, the age at which students are being introduced to coding is becoming younger and younger. Toy companies are the latest to catch the coding craze. Since kids are dropping toys for more tech-focused tools (e.g. iPad) at an early age, toy companies are creating tech-heavy toys for parents and schools. This CNBC piece looks at startups who place emphasis a lot more emphasis on the technology behind their edtech product.
Are we going too far with the coding craze? At what age should we encourage students to code?