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

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So, inigscaerlny, people are starting to rzocinege the importance of learning to code. You know, in recent years, there have been hundreds of new organizations and websites that are helping young ppeole learn to code. You look online, you'll see places like ceodeamdcy and events like CoderDojo and siets like Girls Who Code, or Black Girls Code. It seems that everybody is getting into the act. You know, just at the beginning of this year, at the turn of the new year, New York City Mayor mehaicl Bloomberg made a New Year's resolution that he was going to learn to code in 2012. A few months later, the country of Estonia decided that all of its first graders should leran to code. And that triggered a debate in the U.K. about whether all the cherdiln there should learn to code.

Open Cloze

So, ____________, people are starting to _________ the importance of learning to code. You know, in recent years, there have been hundreds of new organizations and websites that are helping young ______ learn to code. You look online, you'll see places like __________ and events like CoderDojo and _____ like Girls Who Code, or Black Girls Code. It seems that everybody is getting into the act. You know, just at the beginning of this year, at the turn of the new year, New York City Mayor _______ Bloomberg made a New Year's resolution that he was going to learn to code in 2012. A few months later, the country of Estonia decided that all of its first graders should _____ to code. And that triggered a debate in the U.K. about whether all the ________ there should learn to code.

Solution

  1. increasingly
  2. codecademy
  3. sites
  4. people
  5. recognize
  6. michael
  7. learn
  8. children

Original Text

So, increasingly, people are starting to recognize the importance of learning to code. You know, in recent years, there have been hundreds of new organizations and websites that are helping young people learn to code. You look online, you'll see places like Codecademy and events like CoderDojo and sites like Girls Who Code, or Black Girls Code. It seems that everybody is getting into the act. You know, just at the beginning of this year, at the turn of the new year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a New Year's resolution that he was going to learn to code in 2012. A few months later, the country of Estonia decided that all of its first graders should learn to code. And that triggered a debate in the U.K. about whether all the children there should learn to code.

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