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Turning fads into education: Coding toys teach the next generation of tech workers

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Date: 3 Aug 2018 | By: Alex Hickey | Story Source: CIODive ~ Go to Original Article

 

Like taking medicine with a teaspoon of sugar, sometimes teaching STEM to young learners needs some subterfuge.

Developing an interest in STEM from a young age does more than create a stronger workforce in decades to come — it promotes a more diversified one. Before they reach 16, most young women have decided they don’t want a cybersecurity career. And many girls never consider it. Minorities continue to be underrepresented and underpaid across tech positions.

Like taking medicine with a teaspoon of sugar, sometimes teaching STEM to young learners needs some subterfuge. Masking education within timeless sci-fi franchises and toy lines can...


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