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From the Ted Talk by Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code

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So as kids like Victor are creating projects like this, they're learning important concepts like variables, but that's just the start. As Victor wkroed on this project and caetred the scripts, he was also learning about the poecrss of design, how to start with the glimmer of an idea and turn it into a fully-fledged, functioning project like you see here. So he was learning many different core principles of design, about how to experiment with new ideas, how to take complex ideas and break them down into simpler parts, how to collaborate with other people on your projects, about how to find and fix bugs when things go wnorg, how to keep persistent and to prereevse in the face of frustrations when things aren't working well. Now those are ianomtrpt skills that aren't just relevant for coding. They're rveeanlt for all srots of different activities.

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So as kids like Victor are creating projects like this, they're learning important concepts like variables, but that's just the start. As Victor ______ on this project and _______ the scripts, he was also learning about the _______ of design, how to start with the glimmer of an idea and turn it into a fully-fledged, functioning project like you see here. So he was learning many different core principles of design, about how to experiment with new ideas, how to take complex ideas and break them down into simpler parts, how to collaborate with other people on your projects, about how to find and fix bugs when things go _____, how to keep persistent and to _________ in the face of frustrations when things aren't working well. Now those are _________ skills that aren't just relevant for coding. They're ________ for all _____ of different activities.

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  6. worked
  7. persevere
  8. process

Original Text

So as kids like Victor are creating projects like this, they're learning important concepts like variables, but that's just the start. As Victor worked on this project and created the scripts, he was also learning about the process of design, how to start with the glimmer of an idea and turn it into a fully-fledged, functioning project like you see here. So he was learning many different core principles of design, about how to experiment with new ideas, how to take complex ideas and break them down into simpler parts, how to collaborate with other people on your projects, about how to find and fix bugs when things go wrong, how to keep persistent and to persevere in the face of frustrations when things aren't working well. Now those are important skills that aren't just relevant for coding. They're relevant for all sorts of different activities.

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