Young people today have lots of experience … interacting with new technologies, but a lot less so of creating [or] expressing themselves with new technologies. It's almost as if they can read but not write.

Mitch Resnick

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“Let’s Teach Kids to Code.” TEDxBeaconStreet. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Let's Teach Kids to Code." TEDxBeaconStreet. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by computer scientist Mitch Resnick means that while kids today are comfortable and familiar with using new technology, they are not as well-versed in using technology to create art or to effectively express themselves. Says Resnick, teaching kids how to write computer codes will allow them to become more fluent in technology and to use it in more meaningful ways. The quote is from Resnick's 2013 TED Talk about the benefits of teaching kids to code. Watch the full TED Talk here: Mitch Resnick - Let's Teach Kids to Code