Young children are fascinated by machines, computers, and robots. We can teach the foundations of computer science in early childhood through plays, stories, and project-based learning. But perhaps the most important key to preparing children for a technologically advanced future is teaching them critical thinking and ethical decision making. Exploring open-ended questions such as “How can robots improve the world?” will help children become innovative and ethical creators of technology.
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]