I am curious about the trends with regards to coding in schools. I have read extensively about how coding appears to be the next big thing. Many articles discuss how kids really love coding and are learning to code in middle school. I am surprised by this, as it was not something that students enjoyed when I was in school. But that was a while ago. I am wondering if there are any teachers here that can explain the trends in coding in public schools to me? Some questions that I have: 1) Are students really learning to code, or are they just spending time with computers? 2) Do very many students enjoy the actual coding part? 3) How important do you feel that coding is in middle school?