They may be! Rock stars - and the rest of us too - can find benefits to their craft by learning how to code. Even if your life aspiration is to become an English teacher or a baseball player, rather than a computer programmer, learning how to code will help you do it better!
Tasks we may think of as totally different have a lot in common
A sentence has structure just like a math problem. So does a webpage or application. Outlining a story and setting up a webpage use similar thought processes. Both tasks need creativity, and both involve making decisions. What problems will be solved in your story? In what order will things happen? Which details will you choose?
If you're designing a webpage, how will you present your information? What colors, shapes, or effects will you use? Free online sites offer very simple exercises to begin learning a few basic steps.
How can coding help with skills like these?
Coding encourages and develops many skills including:
- Attention to detail
- Short and long term memory
- Ability to follow instructions and directions
- Abstract creativity as well as compartmentalized thinking
The Literacy & Language Center thinks this is pretty cool! Take the plunge today to be a rock start of code!