Wallabies toss aside Springboks

first_img0Shares0000SYDNEY, Australia, July 23 – The Wallabies rebounded from their shock loss to Samoa to spectacularly launch their Tri-Nations campaign with a 39-20 win over South Africa in Sydney on Saturday.The Australians hit back from their humiliating 32-23 defeat to the Samoans to hammer the injury-hit Springboks five tries to two in a dynamic attacking performance at the Sydney Olympic stadium. Reinforced by seven big guns missing from last weekend’s humiliation, the Wallabies ripped apart the South Africans in a bonus-point demolition as they search for their first Tri-Nations trophy in a decade.The Wallabies will also keep the Mandela Plate they won last year with their fourth win in five Tests against the Springboks.South Africa left behind 21 injured front-line players for their Australasian leg of the Tri-Nations.Sparked by halves Quade Cooper and Will Genia, the Wallabies were unrecognisable from their sloppy performance against Samoa and were always in command against the world champions.The Springboks have yet to win in five encounters at the Sydney Olympic stadium and have only won four of their last 23 internationals in Australia.The committed Wallabies showed they meant business from the outset and were 12-0 ahead after two tries in the opening 10 minutes.Mercurial flyhalf Cooper broke the line to link with Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor, and off the next ruck the ball was quickly moved to the opposite wing where skipper Rocky Elsom got outside his man to send Alexander charging over.O’Connor converted and Australia crossed the line again two minutes later when scrumhalf Genia made a break from inside his own quarter and sent flying winger Digby Ioane racing downfield.Ioane stepped inside Springbok fullback Gio Aplon to score a try in his first Tri-Nations Test with the Wallabies on fire in the opening stages.Flyhalf Morne Steyn reduced the deficit with a 30th-minute penalty but O’Connor restored the 12-point advantage with a penalty off a South African scrum infringement.Steyn kicked his second penalty to have the Springboks trailing 15-6 at halftime.Three minutes after the resumption South Africa’s centres Wynand Olivier and Juan de Jongh held off Cooper allowing the unpredictable Wallaby playmaker to spear through a gap for winger O’Connor to score a scrambling try.O’Connor’s conversion lifted the Wallabies to a 22-6 lead.The Wallabies grabbed their bonus-point fourth try and a 29-6 lead five minutes later when hooker Stephen Moore charged over off a Genia pass.O’Connor kicked Australia further in front with a penalty and the points kept flowing when outside-centre Adam Ashley-Cooper scored after a cheeky tap-on from Cooper.The Springboks claimed their first try in the 59th minute through replacement prop Chiliboy Ralepelle but they were well out of it at 39-13.South Africa got a second try through skipper John Smit four minutes from full time.The Springboks head to New Zealand to play the All Blacks in the second Tri-Nations match in Wellington next weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester United confirm United States tour

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side are currently fifth in the Premier League © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 20 – Manchester United confirmed on Monday they will tour the United States during pre-season.Jose Mourinho’s side, currently fifth in the Premier League, will play in five American cities including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC. Dates and opponents for the matches have not been announced, but some of the games are likely to form part of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament.“Visiting North America will give the team the best possible preparation for the new season, using top-class training facilities and playing in some great stadiums,” said United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in a press release.“We have witnessed first-hand the passion and support for the club in the US in recent years, so naturally it is something that everybody is very much looking forward to this summer.”Reports suggest Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus could also feature in the International Champions Cup.City recently revealed they will also tour the United States prior to the 2017-18 season, but no further details have been announced.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Granny Man United fan winds up Arsenal fans outside the Emirates

first_imgSome jokes never get old.“I heard this was a training ground for Manchester City,” is not something you’d expect to say to Arsenal fans, while wearing Man United gear, outside the Emirates Stadium, on matchday, and get away with.But that’s exactly what one pensioner did for the mischievous Man United YouTube fan channel Full Time Devils.Check out the video above to see the Man United gran having a laugh with Gooners.And keep your fingers crossed she doesn’t get introduced to Wayne Rooney.Well, we did say some jokes never get old.last_img read more

‘I can’t do another season not playing’ – Swans midfielder hints at summer exit

first_img Leon Britton 1 Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has admitted that he could leave the South Wales outfit this summer in order to receive regular game time.The 32-year-old made just nine Premier League appearances last season and has slipped behind several younger members of Garry Monk’s squad in the pecking order, including Jack Cork.Although Britton understands that his manager must blood the club’s talented crop of youngsters into the first-team fold, the veteran is concerned that he is at risk of stagnating on the substitutes bench.“If they take my place in the squad, I am going to be training all week and then running round the training ground on my own on a Saturday, and that’s not what I want at my age.“I said to the manager that I can’t do another season not playing,” Britton told the South Wales Evening Post.As a result, Britton, who helped the club retain their Football League status in dramatic fashion in 2003, has decided to seek a move away from the Liberty Stadium.“I don’t know whether it might be a loan or a permanent move and I don’t know where it could be to, whether it’s another Premier League club, a Championship club or abroad somewhere,” Britton declared.“But I have to look at things the way they are now, and as it stands the manager feels it will be difficult for me to play.“I will just see what options are out there. If there are any, I will talk to the manager and the chairman and we will see what everyone thinks.”Many supporters will be disappointed to see fans’ favourite Britton depart.Yet, given that Swansea secured an eighth place finish in England’s top tier last term, it is unlikely that he could be afforded the starting berth that he craves during the upcoming campaign.last_img read more

Service offers a hand to stranded motorists

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Freeway looky-loos have less to gawk at these days because of an expanded free roadway service that helps stranded motorists. The Metro Freeway Service Patrol this week began its search for drivers in trouble along a 17-mile stretch of Interstate 5, from Roxford Street in Sylmar to Lake Hughes Road in Castaic. The service tows cars off the freeway and assists with minor maintenance, from flat tires to leaky hoses, which can cause cars to come to a dead stop on roadways and snarl traffic for miles. “It’s basically to help (stranded) motorists get their vehicles out of the freeway, so we can try to reduce some congestion in the area,” said Rick Jager, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe service is also now reaching across a 27-mile route from Fair Oaks Avenue on the Foothill Freeway (210) to Interstate 5 at Roxford Street on a three-year, $2.7 million contract. Tow trucks in the program have traveled many of the county’s freeways since 1991 and annually come to the rescue of about 300,000 drivers who call 3-9-9 on cell phones or use freeway call boxes. Although it may seem that stalled cars blocking freeway lanes account for many late dinners, missed spinning classes at the gym and other broken engagements, the Auto Club of Southern California reports that they make up only 5 percent of their calls. Of those, about 43 percent of motorists call from the bustling freeways with mechanical failure. Nearly 15 percent are for flat tires, and 3 percent are from drivers who ran out of gas, said Carol Thorp, spokeswoman. “Our goal is to get someone on their way as quickly as possible or get them to a safe place so they’re off the freeway,” Thorp said. The auto club’s service only applies to paid members. Metro Freeway Service Patrol was extended from Pasadena to Castaic through a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review committee and with funds from Proposition C, a voter-approved half-percent sales tax for Los Angeles County that’s used for transportation. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Football Manager 2018 Wonderkids: 10 top centre-backs to sign

first_img Panagiotis Retsos (Bayer Leverkusen) – Age 18 – Value = £3.8m – Best attributes: Heading (12), Marking (14), Passing (13), Tackling (15), Technique (13), Aggression (14), Anticipation (14), Bravery (16), Composure (14), Determination (15), Teamwork (15), Acceleration (12), Agility (13), Balance (15), Jumping Reach (14), Pace (16), and Stamina (14). Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – Age 20 – Value = £10.75m – Best attributes: First Touch (14), Heading (14), Marking (14), Tackling (14), Technique (14), Composure (15), Determination (18), Positioning (14), Acceleration (14), Agility (14), Natural Fitness (16), Pace (15), Stamina (16), and Strength (14). 15 15 15 Ruben Dias (Benfica) – Age 20 – Value = £975,000 – Best attributes: Heading (13), Marking (14), Tackling (14), Aggression (16), Anticipation (14), Bravery (15), Determination (14), Leadership (15), Positioning (13), Teamwork (15), Work Rate (14), Acceleration (13), Balance (14), Jumping Reach (14), Natural (15), Pace (13), Stamina (13), and Strength (15). 15 Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina) – Age 19 – Value = £1.4m – Best attributes: Heading (14), Marking (14), Tackling (13), Aggression (15), Bravery (15), Positioning (14), Balance (14), Jumping Reach (15), Natural Fitness (16), Stamina (15), and Strength (15). 15 15 Alessandro Bastoni (Atalanta) – Age 18 – Value = £550,000 – Best attributes: Heading (13), Marking (12), Aggression (13), Anticipation (13), Determination (14), Positioning (13), Jumping Reach (16), and Strength (13). 15 Diogo Queiros (Porto) – Age 18 – Value = £49,000 – Best attributes: Heading (12), Marking (14), Tackling (13), Aggression (14), Determination (15), Work Rate (13), Jumping Reach (13), and Natural Fitness (13). Reece Oxford (West Ham – on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach) – Age 18 – Value = £4.5m – Best attributes: Marking (14), Passing (12), Tackling (15), Aggression (14), Bravery (15), Determination (15), Teamwork (14), Jumping Reach (16), Natural Fitness (15), and Pace (15). 15 15 Joris Gnagnon (Rennes) – Age 20 – Value = £3.5m – Best attributes: Heading (14), Marking (14), Tackling (14), Anticipation (13), Bravery (17), Leadership (13), Teamwork (13), Work Rate (14), Balance (16), Jumping Reach (13), Natural Fitness (16), Pace (13), Stamina (16), and Strength (17). 15 15 Malang Sarr (Nice) – Age 18 – Value = £1.1m – Best attributes: First Touch (13), Heading (13), Passing (12), Tackling (13), Bravery (14), Composure (13), Concentration (13), Determination (15), Teamwork (13), Work Rate (15), Acceleration (13), Balance (14), Natural Fitness (14), Pace (13), and Stamina (14). Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) – Age 18 – Value = £5.25m – Best attributes: Dribbling (12), Marking (14), Passing (13), Tackling (14), Aggression (15), Bravery (16), Composure (14), Determination (13), Work Rate (14), Acceleration (14), Agility (13), Balance (17), Jumping Reach (14), Natural Fitness (16), Pace (18), Stamina (13), and Strength (16). Cesar Montes (Monterrey) – Age 20 – Value = £975,000 – Best attributes: Marking (13), Passing (12), Tackling (12), Technique (14), Composure (14), Decisions (14), Positioning (13), Work Rate (13), Jumping Reach (15), Natural Fitness (14), and Pace (14). 15 Carlos Badal (Valencia) – Age 18 – Value = £21,000 – Best attributes: Heading (12), Marking (13), Tackling (11), Anticipation (13), Acceleration (12), Natural Fitness (12), and Pace (13). 15 Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) – Age 17 – Value = £5m – Click the right arrow above to see more wonderkid centre-backs in Football Manager 2018… – Best attributes: First Touch (13), Heading (14), Marking (12), Passing (14), Tackling (14), Bravery (15), Determination (16), Work Rate (15), Agility (14), and Jumping Reach (15). Jorge Mere (FC Koln) – Age 20 – Value = £6m – Best attributes: First Touch (12), Heading (12), Marking (17), Passing (13), Tackling (17), Aggression (14), Anticipation (16), Bravery (18), Determination (16), Positioning (13), Work Rate (14), Acceleration (14), Balance (15), Natural Fitness (16), and Stamina (15). 15 Jesus Vallejo (Real Madrid) – Age 20 – Value = £5m – Best attributes: First Touch (12), Heading (12), Marking (15), Passing (13), Tackling (15), Technique (13), Anticipation (17), Composure (17), Decisions (16), Determination (14), Leadership (14), Positioning (14), Teamwork (18), Natural Fitness (15). 15 Football Manager 2018 is back and that means the quest to lead your team to glory is the only thing occupying your mind for the foreseeable future.No matter who you choose to manage you’re going to want some of the game’s top young players to supplement your squad as you attempt to build a dynasty – whether it be at Gresty Road or the Nou Camp.So, who are the starlets set to be among the very best over the coming years, according to those experts working behind the scenes on the game?Click the right arrow above to see 10 top Football Manager wonderkids who can become great centre-backs…Disclaimer: Players’ asking prices may be a lot more than their valuelast_img read more

Property owner calls county nature trail plan ‘extortion’

first_imgCASTAIC — When Karl Reinecker wanted a connection to the electric grid, he bargained with neighbors for easements and put up poles and wires along the bumpy dirt road leading to his Tapia Canyon house. Now others have designs on that corridor — with its private road that Reinecker drives on to his secluded house on a 12-acre property. Hikers, bikers and equestrians want to use the corridor for a nature trail. County officials got involved, and put the corridor on a map of trails for which they one day plan to secure easements. Reinecker, 74, got a notice from the county, saying if he subdivides his property he could be forced to give up his portion of the road for a trail. And he doesn’t like it. “It’s not a trail — that doesn’t bother me,” Reinecker said. “It’s the way the county is doing it. They’re not doing it by eminent domain, they’re doing it by extortion.” The county has about 80 miles of trails in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. Last month, the Board of Supervisors voted to add miles of proposed trails to those already on the map, which would bring the total trail network to 191 miles if all the routes are secured. County officials say their approach is fair because they rely on securing easements, instead of using eminent domain proceedings. As rural land gets built over, provisions are made to ensure trails are included in an increasingly urban landscape. “We do not take trails against people’s will,” said Paul Novak, a deputy for county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “We work very closely to balance their right to develop their property with the public interest to develop and expand the trail network.” From a deck looking down over the private road to his Spanish-style house, Reinecker showed the electricity poles he spent $80,000 to install along the road. He wonders how a trail could fit alongside the road, since a creek bed borders it. And if the dirt road itself is turned into a trail, Reinecker and his neighbors would be barred from driving on it. Reinecker has a spectacular view of nature from his backyard on an elevated plateau. The retired aerospace executive can sit in an outdoor arbor he calls a “tea house” and bird watch as scrub jays, California thrashers and hummingbirds fly by. He has happily welcomed nature enthusiasts to his property, everyone from biologists looking for endangered birds to mountain bikers. Once, he even drove an injured biker to the hospital. But he believes equestrians are involved in trying to get a trail through his property, and he is loath to let them ride on his part of the road. “Since I found out they want to steal my land, I stop the equestrians,” he said. Meanwhile, over the hill from Reinecker’s house, a developer plans to build clusters of high-end homes. He said he doesn’t oppose that, knowing that progress is necessary. Laura Hauser is chairwoman of the Santa Clarita Valley Trails Advisory Committee, a citizens’ group that worked with the county to map out future trails. “It’s very exciting, because what it means for our trail enthusiasts and really for anyone here throughout our entire valley is that we now have adopted a plan that will connect all of our communities to each other,” she said. A primary means of securing proposed trails will be to get developers to allow the trails to run through their properties, officials said. It would be years before all the proposed trails are secured, and securing all the trails may be impossible. In cases where a proposed trail runs through private property, the county will negotiate for an easement, said Larry Hensley, chief of planning for the Department of Parks and Recreation. If the owner denies the easement, the matter drops. But if the owner wants to subdivide or seek a zoning change to build another house, the county will ask for a trail easement in return, officials said. The process has confounded Reinecker, and earlier this month he sent a letter to Hensley asking for clarification. Reinecker ended the letter with a pointed question. “And who’s going to clean up after the horses?” he wrote. “I don’t like flies, especially horse flies.”— Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

West Ham wonderkid wants summer switch to Arsenal

first_img moving on 2 Reece Oxford wants to move to Arsenal Oxford made his Premier League debut against Arsenal in 2015 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Laurent Koscielny has just returned after eight months out, Rob Holding suffered a cruciate ligament injury in November and Nacho Monreal is often sidelined by muscular niggles. Hector Bellerin is out with a calf strain and Shkodran Mustafi’s comeback lasted 45 minutes in the 5-1 thrashing against Liverpool.It was against Arsenal that Oxford made his Premier League debut against as a 16-year-old, playing 79 minutes and impressing in a 2-0 win for West Ham at Emirates Stadium in 2015. targets RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED He was also sent on loan to Championship side Reading, where he played five times in the second half of the 2016/17 season.West Ham would want around £3million for the defender who has come through the ranks at the club, having begun his youth career at Tottenham.Despite his current deal expiring in 2021, West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned Oxford might have to leave the club to get regular football.Arsenal are in desperate need to bolster defence with a number of injuries stretching Unai Emery’s limited resources. LATEST LIVING THE DREAM 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Reece Oxford is prepared to wait until the summer to seal a move away from West Ham United and head to Arsenal.The 20-year-old has had two loan spells with Borussia Monchengladbach and the Hammers are keen to sell him to a German club, but the defender wants to remain in England, report the Mirror. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

Maurizio Sarri to be named Juventus boss ‘next week’

first_img Getty Images – Getty huge blow no dice Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea on a three-year deal last summer deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS But his reign at Stamford Bridge has been marred with controversy with fans criticising his possession-based style of football.Sarri also had an infamous bust-up with Kepa Arrizabalaga after the goalkeeper refused to be substituted in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City in February.The Guardian report the Italian will sign a three-year deal with Juventus, who sacked Massimiliano Allegri.The Serie A giants have won eight successive league titles, but have failed to win a Champions League trophy during that time.It is believed Juve will not have to pay a compensation fee for Sarri.Derby boss and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been tipped to replace the 60-year-old in west London. whoops Maurizio Sarri will be named Juventus boss next week, according to reports.The Chelsea manager secured a third-placed Premier League finish and won the Europa League in his debut season in England. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 REAL DEAL Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Speaking after the Blues’ Europa League final win over Arsenal last month, Sarri said: “I need to talk to the club and make sure I know what I can do for Chelsea and what Chelsea can do for me.“I love the Premier League and I’m lucky I’m at Chelsea but at the end of each season you have to sit down and talk.“In my opinion, I deserve to stay at Chelsea but my opinion is not enough.” Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LATEST last_img read more

Kids Need To Learn Digital Literacy—Not How To Code

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting selena larson The new narrative in education, echoed from Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C., is: “Everyone should learn to code.” But something’s getting lost in translation between technologists and parents of students around the country.Let’s get this out of the way: Not everyone needs to learn how to code. Coding is just one part of the constantly evolving technological landscape. There’s a big difference between learning how to code and having a fundamental understanding of how technology and software operate. Of the two, the latter is way more important for most people.What students—and, really, anyone who wants to function in careers in the future—should learn is how to be digitally literate. Driver Ed? Why Not Coding Ed?Working with computers and mobile devices is a bit like driving a car. Multiple parts contribute to the overall functionality of the technology. When I first learned to drive, my mother taught me two things: how to change a tire and how to check the oil. I didn’t need to know how to rebuild the transmission, but when I got stuck on the side of the road with a nail through my tire, I could figure out what the problem was—and solve it.At a session on “coding as the new literacy” hosted last Thursday in San Francisco by social coding site GitHub, panelists discussed the importance of teaching students how to work with technology, and the important difference between learning to code and learning about code.“Nine in 10 jobs that we’re creating right now require some form of digital literacy, even if they’re not in computer science related fields,” said Carol Smith, manager of Google’s Summer of Code open source programs. “Coding is the next step—literacy is the basic understanding of how to interact with a computer, how to interact with applications on that computer, how to make it do what you want.”See Also: Schools Aren’t Teaching Kids To Code; Here’s Who Is Filling The GapBy 2018, there will be 1.2 million new jobs in science, technology, engineering and math and a lack of qualified applicants to fill them, according to a White House initiative called US2020. To help fill those future jobs, some organizations are partnering with schools directly. For instance, there’s Ardusat, which enables students to program satellites in space; others, like the Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools, work to make computer science part of the core curriculum, just like algebra or physics.Many people in the U.S. don’t understand the tools and software they’re using. That knowledge gap was on full display last week when hackers attacked iCloud and leaked private celebrity photos to the Internet.See also: How Apple Made Its Users Vulnerable To iCloud Theft“The cloud” is still one of those misunderstood technical terms that gets thrown around far too often, and yet people don’t understand what it means. Even CNN couldn’t educate their viewers appropriately about where and how data is stored in cloud services like iCloud. In fact, according to a 2012 study by cloud company Citrix, 51% of people think bad weather affects cloud computing, and over 95% of respondents didn’t think they had ever used the cloud.Offering programming electives for students who want to learn Python or scripting won’t solve the underlying problem of digital illiteracy. So even if your goal is to teach all students to code, schools will first need to introduce computer-science concepts that help students learn how to stack the building blocks themselves. They don’t need to learn how to build the next Dropbox, but they should understand how the cloud works.“If you want to be able to use the machine to do anything, whether it’s use an existing application or actually write your own code, you have to understand what the machines can do for you, and what they can’t, even if you’re never going to write code,” Ari Gesher, engineering ambassador at Palantir Technologies, said at the event. So What Are Schools Doing?Fewer than 10 percent of 37,000 U.S. high schools offer college-level computer science. Which is a problem for people like Bennett Brown, director of curriculum and instruction and lead writer for the computer-science program at Project Lead The Way, who think the concepts of computer science and digital literacy should be introduced as early as second grade.“[Second graders] could run an experiment and collect some data,” Bennett said. “Instead of coloring that in a bar chart, I would say it would be useful at that point to use Excel or an iPad app, or whatever the teacher has access to.”Some initiatives, like, provide resources for teachers whose classes don’t have access to computers or tablets. Teachers can still teach basic concepts using pencil and paper. See Also: Soon Students Will Be Able To Control Satellites In SpaceFor students with access to more advanced technology, dovetailing computer science concepts with courses students are already studying can benefit both subjects. Bootstrap, for instance, teaches students programming concepts by using algebra and geometry to create a video game. The materials are open source, and math teachers of students aged 12 to 16 can download and introduce Bootstrap to the classroom.But finding and enabling qualified instructors to teach concepts of technology and computer science can be difficult.Project Lead The Way provides science, technology, engineering, and math programs to schools around the country through curriculum development and teacher training. This includes learning best practices to teach computer science, as well as how to make those classes appeal to students from diverse backgrounds. The organization piloted its first computer-science teaching program last year, and this year it’s rolling out to its network of schools around the country.“Within that first year, 80% of the teachers who went through the two-week intensive course training say, ‘I feel comfortable going back to the classroom to teach this to my students,’” Bennett said.The “learn to code,” movement has almost as many skeptics as supporters—in part because coding, and understanding how coding works, are two very different things. Armando Fox, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley, says that digital literacy won’t be a part of a students’ required curriculum until parents know why, and thus demand, that their students be taught it.Parents need to “realize that this is an intellectual gap in the elementary school curriculum that’s going to be useful no matter what their kids are going to do,”he said. “Creating the pull is part of what needs to happen.” Lead image via Brad Flickinger A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#coding#coding education#Digital Literacy#education#GitHub#Google#learn to code#online education#programming 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more