A delightful way to teach kids about computers | Linda Liukas

A delightful way to teach kids about computers | Linda Liukas

Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.

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50 Comments

  1. ass hole on November 26, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I can’t see how any of what she’s talking about is helpful…Programming should be taught at an age appropriate time, like 8th grade. If kids can’t do algebra and arithmetic, how are they going to learn about the complex logic of computers…? The material she presented about looping concepts is better taught in gym class and learning sports. American schools need to remove the politics and testing and let teachers work. A lesson plan from the 1970’s is probably better than a modern one. In those days we had several aids in the class and parents with the time to help. Now we want it all for 25 students per class and a single over worked teacher. The teachers just complain about salary….it’s crazy.



  2. Omar Olivares on November 26, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    LOVE IT!



  3. lotta järvi on November 26, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    so lovely and wonderful! I got inspired



  4. Sir Psycho on November 26, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    her smile makes me happy. when she’s smiling , I’m smiling,too.



  5. Bikash Yadav on November 26, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    what a speech…so smooth….cannot imagine me speaking like that….wonderfull mam



  6. SolidstateScouter on November 26, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Okay, I know the video is old, but her "cheerful" attitude was definitely too much for me.



  7. Richard Zhu on November 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    hi



  8. Felix on November 26, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    fantastic love it.
    the way you put everything together..great.



  9. 하림쌤Kids_Fi zone on November 26, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    ^———-^



  10. Tom Walter on November 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Hyperactive wat?



  11. Pizaz0 on November 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I hate CERN.



  12. fatma alajmi on November 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I like her talk



  13. Dave on November 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    computers are only as complicated as you want them to be! (so never let them intimidate you!) Just swim in the shallow end of the pool and don’t be intimidated by what you see in the deep end, because you only have to go there if and when you want. Likewise with programming… yes it can get very complicated at the deep end, but writing simple text adventure games or drawing images in languages like Basic and Logo and so on is very simple – I encourage kids to start programming as soon as they can, but it’s important to help ensure they don’t get overwhelmed



  14. Trần Hưng Vượng on November 26, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Oh my god, Love her!!!



  15. Tom Foolery on November 26, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I like her voice…



  16. Nawal Rathore on November 26, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I am falling in love with her…..how cute she is……



  17. StormWolf01 on November 26, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Very interesting talk. And also, congrats for being able to turn a subject that can be hard at times into a bunch of cute characters and stories that are easily understandable, not only by kids, but by anyone.

    I loved the "build your own computer" part.



  18. Anastasia Maniuk on November 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    very very very interesing!!!!!!!!!



  19. Akram Muhammad on November 26, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I came here after watching interview she did with Chris Sacca



  20. قناة عيون on November 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    great way of speaking!! she’s awesome



  21. a nguyen on November 26, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    her smiley eyes are so pretty



  22. Scott Turner on November 26, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    This is a great talk. The book is Hello ruby is a good read as well.



  23. Tito Labrunie on November 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    This woman is an anime



  24. Oleg Shalygin on November 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    "Encourage creators vs. consumers" – Wow this is a powerful quote



  25. James McManus on November 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Great talk. I wish I was taught coding when I was at school. I’m currently teaching myself, doing bits here and there. Coding and programming is the backbone for many jobs nowadays in such an age where our lives revolve around tech.



  26. ASHIF ACADEMY on November 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    great job



  27. Robyn Hodge on November 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Moominvalley, Tatooine, Narnia. You sold me! I want to learn programming!!



  28. MaaRaa MaaRaa on November 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Ххмусчггзашп



  29. shadowlink dth on November 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    i wish all my teachers had her voice. love listening to it, can’t imagine me falling asleep.



  30. Ghadh Zh on November 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    مذهل …. يجب على الاطفال تعلم البرمجة مثل تعلم الرياضيات و العلوم



  31. Matt Wakes on November 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Beautifully put. Hope in my country it will developed.



  32. jERCle on November 26, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Absolutely fantastic talk. Can’t wait to read the book to my 11 month old!



  33. Uday Sankar Das on November 26, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    who cares about the kids i am going to follow her…..



  34. Dar Pi on November 26, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    You’re amazing



  35. Raphaël on November 26, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Very great talk!



  36. Thoan Nguyễn on November 26, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Her voice is very awesome. I wish i could talk as well as her



  37. احمد الباشا محمد on November 26, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    verey  thanks



  38. zoe the weeb on November 26, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Cuteness overload. Smart too.



  39. DEWEN Tv on November 26, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I like her so cute



  40. Attaker Gamer on November 26, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    YOU FORGOT LITTLE BOYS!



  41. don dom on November 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    She is cute and very excited



  42. CGoliday1 on November 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    hmm
    call me about coding the world



  43. Fawad A. on November 26, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    OMG! She’s so poetic.
    I wish I was half as expressive as her.



  44. Fatimah Abdallh on November 26, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    كلام جميل ومنطقي👏🏻👏🏻



  45. Henry Chang on November 26, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I could tell she’d be all smile and full of energy just by looking at the thumbnail! At some points, I was really worried she’d be too excited and have difficulty in breathing. However, she easily showed her passion towards coding and inspired other people too. A good talk!



  46. Albert Hu on November 26, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    she looks so nice



  47. Binujaya Padmakumara on November 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    She loves what she does. That’s what I thought throughout the entire talk. She’s lucky to have found a way to do what she loves for a living. And her students are lucky to have found a teacher who teaches with such passion. The perfect classroom!



  48. humanyoda on November 26, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I hope that when she grew up, she stopped liking Al Gore.



  49. JoJo Zhuang on November 26, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Dear thank you for changing the world ! You are the most beautiful code girl in this world!!



  50. Rajni Lal on November 26, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Loved the way you put forth your ideas … smiling all the way!!