I was listening to an Internet stream of Gary Stager presenting a keynote at an education conference in Iowa the other day. The technology for this amazes me but the opportunity it provides is even more impressive. In any case, during his talk he presented a conversation that went something like this: "Are you suggesting every kid should learn to program?" "Well...we decided every kid should learn haiku..YES! why NOT programming?” I had a sarcastic Tweet that I followed this with - We teach school kids to write poetry but not program computers because there are so many more jobs ...read more