Saturday, April 1, 2017

Might This Be the Next Programmer for Stride Academy?

Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames. Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.

 

This video is 4 1/2 minutes in length. It's a great example of at least two things:

  1. Students are capable of creative thinking far beyond their years, and when they are interested in something, the results can be amazing.
  2. Students at this age can get up before audiences and present themselves confidently and in a way which captivates their audiences. When students see adults present, it's one thing. When they can see someone near their own age, it's another.
To view this talk at its original location, go to this link.

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