In September 2014, the biggest upheaval for 14 years to the UK national curriculum took place.
Schools across England and Wales replaced the subject of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with Computing, with one of the core components of this being the teaching of coding in the classroom. If you don't want to be out smarted by your children then you should consider an "Hour of Code" tutorial.
The "Hour of Code" is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
The grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
If you are unable to pop into your local apple store then further details can be found here:-
Apple is using all of its worldwide network of stores as temporary classrooms this week to teach coding. The technology firm is using its 468 stores as bases for tutorials in the annual "Hour of Code" project. Craig Federighi, one of Apple's top executives, says he wants to "set off a spark" in young learners.He also wants to dispel the geeky image of "solitary" computer programmers, saying "it's an incredibly creative medium, not unlike music". The Hour of Code is an international project giving people an introductory lesson in computer coding. It is supported by US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, along with technology figures such as Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson and representatives of Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon. The Minecraft computer game is producing a special tutorial for the project.