The article says that "Digital fluency" should mean designing, creating, and remixing, not just browsing, chatting, and interacting. It says that just using a computer is like knowing how to read, but not write. They promote computer programming in a fun, non-threatening way for children 8 to adult.
A growing number of schools around the world use Scratch as a first step into programming. Scratch is used by K–12 schools, and universities like Harvard and University of California, Berkeley). "We wanted to make it easy for everyone, of all ages, backgrounds, and interests, to program their own interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations, and share their creations with one another."
Check out the Scratch Website at MIT
Thank you to my son Kevin, for pointing out this wonderful opportunity for homeschoolers!
Just two days until launch! Sign up for our free webinar tomorrow called, "Credits and Grades and Transcripts, Oh My!!" Here is the registration link: HomeScholar Webinar.