Cool coding tool tuned to teen girls' passions aids creativity
Pros: Allows for quick creation, using girls' own photos and videos for built-in engagement and a personal touch.
Cons: Videos take a while to upload, and there's an assumption of some prior knowledge of coding without much introductory help.
Bottom Line: Learn-to-code programs for youths often too narrowly define what can be done with code; Vidcode expands the options, helping girls see code's value in culture and express themselves.
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