soft skills

Soft skills describe a person’s work habits. They indicate how a person will approach a task, interact with others, and resolve conflicts. Learn about how TechnoKids technology projects develop students’ soft skills such as creativity, problem solving, teamwork, logical thinking, and more!

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How to Be a Good Team Player in the World of Programming

Knowing how to be a team player in the workplace is a soft skill that everyone requires. Most jobs require collaboration. However, programming is one of those career paths that places a strong emphasis on the ability to work with others. This sixth article in the soft skills blog series is about designing programming activities …

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Spark Creativity With Innovative Programming Lessons

Spark creativity with programming lessons that inspire students to develop original programs. You do not want everyone in the class coding the same cookie-cutter scripts. Instead, activities should allow a programmer to express their own ideas. This will make a coding unit more enjoyable and foster an interest in computer science. Moreover, this approach to …

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Persistence is a Soft Skill Every Programmer Needs

Persistence is a soft skill every programmer needs because they cannot give up every time adversity strikes. Soft skills are traits that shape work habits. They influence how a person completes a task, interacts with others, and resolves conflicts. Unlike hard skills, which are technical abilities or knowledge, soft skills can be overlooked in curriculum. …

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Programming Lessons and Being Meticulous

Programming lessons and being meticulous go hand and hand. They are the perfect match! This is because a successful programmer needs this soft skill to design high quality programs that work consistently. Since students benefit from learning experiences that connect to the real world, it is important to develop work habits that are valued in …

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It’s Easy to Improve Logical Thinking with Programming

You can improve logical thinking with programming activities that engage learners. Being logical is a trademark of programmers and is one of the most valued soft skills they can possess. Unlike hard skills which are technical abilities such as how to write code, soft skills are traits that describe a person’s work habits. They are …

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curiosity as a soft skill

Combine Soft Skills With Programming To Empower Students

Empower students by designing lessons that combine soft skills with programming. Soft skills are traits that describe a person’s work habits such as curious, logical, meticulous, persistent, creative, team player, and communicator. They include qualities that influence how a person approaches a task, solves problems, interacts with others, and resolves conflicts. Soft skills not only …

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Collaboration and Coding is Fun and Fosters Team Work

Collaboration and coding are two skills a successful programmer seamlessly merges together to design high quality programs. Programming requires teamwork. In fact, to build and deploy a program involves many people that have a diverse skill set. Collaboration and Coding Prepares Students for the Workplace To get student ready for STEM careers, teachers should include …

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Teach Debugging to Beginners to Build Confidence

It is important to teach debugging to beginners right away. Debugging is when a programmer finds “bugs” or errors in their code and fixes them to improve the program. This is an essential programming skill. So much so, that it should be taught at the beginning of a coding unit. Where Are the Debugging Strategies …

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Soft Skills for Job Readiness

I’ve been reading a lot of employment ads lately as I’ve been researching career readiness. One recurring theme is that employers are not only seeking people with job specific skills. They also require a strong set of interpersonal or professional skills such as communication, initiative, collaboration, creativity, and responsibility. These are often termed soft skills. …

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