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Quick and easy classroom-ready warm-ups, inspired by kids’ curious questions from around the world — updated weekly. 

Step 1) Ask:
Do computers know languages?”

Step 2) Watch:
Play the video above for your students.

  • What you’ll see: Scrolling code on a computer screen.
  • Length: Less than 30 seconds.

Step 3) Discuss:
Now, get your students talking. Start with 1-3 questions of your choice:

  • How do people communicate?
  • Are languages only made up of words, or are there other forms of language that are nonverbal?
  • Do animals communicate?
  • Are language and communication the same thing?
  • What does a computer do?
  • Do computers communicate between each other? To humans?

Step 4) Answer:
So, do computers know languages?

Your students should now have a strong grasp on how to answer this question. Let them tell you!


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Curiospiration #12: “Do computers know languages?”

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