What's the big deal with coding classes for kids?

What's the big deal with coding classes for kids?

What is coding, and why am I hearing everywhere my child needs to know how to code?

You’re not alone if you feel you’re hearing the words coding and STEM everywhere. Schools tout it on their signs – “We’re a STEM school!” Principals talk about it in their newsletters – “We’re coding” and if we’re lucky our kids casually dropped into the dinner time conversation “dad, I made an app today at school.”

That’s all great, but what are the kids doing, and are they really going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk?