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Introduction of programming course
It is safe because you can learn in beginner's class, intermediate edition, advanced edition and step up
By the way, the most common question asked about Manacal is the question "I have never done a program, is it okay?" No problem at all. Please rest assured!
Manacal will gradually step up with "Basic", "Intermediate", and "Advanced". Please contact us if you are a kindergarten student.
Beginner's class "Programmin course"
It is software for children program development named "Programmin" to have you work in the beginner's class.
This Programin is a tool developed by the Ministry of Education so that programming beginners can learn the program like a game.
Although this is a Programmin for beginners, the process of assembling logical processing instructions is basically the same as large-scale programming, so please think of it as a "first step" for learning serious programming in the future.
Still, depending on the device, you can create a very elaborate program!
As an aside, one of the reasons why Manacal introduced Programmin is "MEXT measures".What kind of thing is that it is because there is a high possibility that Programmin will be introduced as a teaching tool with this programming education compulsory. What a tool developed by the Ministry of Education itself.
Intermediate edition "Scratch course"
The intermediate program is for program development software named Scratch.
This Scratch is actually the prototype of "Programmin", Global software for programming beginners and children. Developed by the world-famous MIT. Like Programmin, it is a programming for beginners, but the process of assembling logical processing instructions is basically the same as large-scale programming.
In addition, since it can perform processing more advanced than programming, it can be said that it is the best software for a child who grasps the basic flow of programming with programming as the next step.「http://www.nhk.or.jp/gijutsu/programming/origin/Scratch/works.html」An interesting work is published on the site, so I hope you will check it there.
Advanced edition "Junior programming test"
Furthermore, it is "Junior programming certification" to have you work on for motivation up and achievement level check.
This junior programming test is a qualification test for children who study programming.
We measure programming skills using Scratch, and prove and certify their abilities.
The exam is divided into four classes Gold, Silver, Bronze, Entry and you can step up with your progress in learning.
This "If you have the skills to get a test, you will hardly have trouble with programming classes at school".
Furthermore, you can gain great confidence by teaching your friends.
Programming will be required in compulsory education from 2020
Measures as part of a country-wide growth strategy
It is the power of Japan's "manufacturing" that has recovered from the end of the war's devastation and has supported postwar high economic growth.Japan is the second largest economy in the world, driven by the export industry of textiles, electricity, automobiles, and various other products, and the book "Japan as Number One" has become the best-selling book.
After "the lost 20 years" due to the collapse of the bubble economy The Japanese economy is now behind the Asian group such as SAMSUNG, and one of the major consumer electronics manufacturers is acquired by a Taiwanese manufacturer, and another major consumer electronics manufacturer is forced to run into a crisis of management crisis due to unfair accounting problems, a prestigious car Manufacturers have fallen into the ground due to fuel economy fraud... a disastrous situation.
Japan today is being driven into a situation where it is necessary to establish a "new species" alternative to "manufacturing" that has supported the Japanese economy.
In order to overcome global competition in promising fields such as “Artificial Intelligence”, “Robot Development”, “Development of Smartphone Applications”, and “Internet of Things”, we will cultivate excellent programmers with business sense. And, by creating a new business such as Steve Jobs , who founded Apple, Bill Gates, who founded Microsoft, and Mark Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook, they bring much employment and much profit to Japan. It is necessary to foster entrepreneurs who can create a company that will This is the background to the obligatory programming education from childhood as a primary school child.
Dealing with the current shortage of IT personnel
According to the data of “IT human resource white paper 2016” of Information Processing Promotion Organization, as a result of the questionnaire to IT companies, It is reported that the shortage of IT personnel is only increasing year by year.
If we leave this status quo, we can not win the "IT War" against countries in the world.
Also, due to the delay in IT adoption that companies other than IT companies want to promote, the shortage of IT personnel in other business categories will have a negative impact.For example, The technology of autonomous driving is definitely a problem of programs rather than the problem of car technology, and the merits and demerits of programs are all determined more than the problem of performance of household appliances such as smart home appliances. If you don't have enough IT engineers to work on these critical issues, you lose the battle with rival companies in other countries! In light of these backgrounds, it is said that the government has decided to carry out the compulsory training of programming education with the aim of securing sufficient IT personnel as a country.
Advantages of learning programming
I am not troubled with finding a job!
In the past few years, it is said that the field of "Technology (IT / Communication)" boasts the overwhelming job opening ratio in the job change market as a fact that is well known in statistics of job change sites.
Of course, companies that want to secure IT personnel will be able to receive high treatment (paying, welfare) from all companies, and it will be easy to find the next job, even if you change jobs. There is a great sense of security.
May be advantageous in the exam!
If programming becomes a compulsory subject, for example, it may be certain that it will affect the Internal score for taking high school exams.
In addition, there is a high possibility that each university that has felt the necessity of IT human resource development will newly establish an information department, and it is expected that “programming” will become an essential subject as an examination subject at that time. The possibility of passing or failing according to the score of "programming" is also assumed well.
You will gain logical thinking
Some of you may say, "I am not interested in going to the IT industry in the future, and I am not interested in taking programming where it is a compulsory subject."
However, if you go to a university that has nothing to do with IT, but you want to live a vocational life, studying a program has the advantage of gaining a logical thinking ability.
In an earlier interview, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, famous for bringing the iPhone to the world, said:
“It is important to know how to know and think about the thought process. All Americans should learn programming. (Omitted) Computer science is universally educated if I. Everyone spends one year in life I think it should be, how do you program? "
Maybe you can become Mark Zuckerberg of the future!?
Modern society can not be done without the benefits of IT. For example, "If you can't use your smartphone from tomorrow. Please return to everyone!"
By the way, the giants who created this modern IT society, such as Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, Steve Wozniak, one of Apple's founders, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, Larry Page, founder of Google founders The common feature of each group is that they were familiar with programming from an early age.
That's why it created a big business in combination with the acquired IT skills.
Your children may also be able to become the future Mark Zuckerberg by receiving programming education from an early age and, of course, growing with a balance with emotional education!
Greetings from the representative
Manacal's computer education will celebrate its 23rd anniversary this year. In addition to directly managed schools, we have been in charge of many computer classes at other educational institutions such as vocational schools and high schools.
As everyone knows, from 2020 it was decided to introduce programming education to school education. Although this page also proves its usefulness, I regard this as a major educational change.
The process of programming is just accumulation of logical thinking, and it is also very effective in acquiring logical thinking and logical speech.
At our school with a track record of computer education for 23 years, we are able to acquire comprehensive IT skills such as touch typing, Microsoft office products, Web creation, various personal computer qualifications, etc. at the same time, not just programming. Also, Manacal kids, which are offered in the same class, are classes to improve communication skills.
I believe that, as advocated by Apple Steve Jobs, there is a groundbreaking invention at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.
Let your children learn about IT technology that does not end with a temporary boom.