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Could learning pods be the new normal for education during the pandemic?
Could learning pods be the new normal for education during the pandemic?

14 August, 2020

The months out of school are taking their toll. The normal school routine has been turned upside down, leading to battles with Zoom and Wi-Fi, restless children missing their friends and routines, and parents attempting to adjust their own demanding schedules.

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Java Coding for Kids
Java Coding for Kids

6 August, 2020

The fact that Java is one of the most widely-used programming languages in the world is down to its multi-platform ability: it can run on all different devices, from smartphones to desktop computers, so you don’t have to worry about kitting your child out with the latest high-spec PC before they can start their coding journey!

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How do I teach my child to code?
How do I teach my child to code?

26 July, 2020

Teaching your kid to code should focus on honing key computational thinking skills and inspiring their imagination and creativity. Activities to engage your child in coding can range from playing simple offline games to animating inventive stories, and as coding for kids becomes ever more popular, there are a vast number of resources available to help your child on their computer programming journey.

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HTML for Kids
HTML for Kids

20 June, 2020

The internet is unbelievably important now, but imagine the role it will play when our kids are adults. In this world of uncertainties, the future of the internet is the one of the few things beyond doubt. Even today the internet of things is no longer the stuff of science fiction; just ask Siri or Alexa.

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JavaScript for Kids
JavaScript for Kids

17 June, 2020

To use JavaScript to its maximum potential kids must also learn HTML and CSS. Though this may sound like a lot when considering learning JavaScript for beginners, it is worth bearing in mind that these languages fully integrate with each other and knowledge of them together is a fast track to a front-end development job, one of the most lucrative and in-demand of all developer jobs. Other career opportunities include full stack web development, and information security software development. This is another reason why JavaScript programming for kids is such an attractive opportunity.

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Games that make Coding Fun for Kids
Games that make Coding Fun for Kids

15 June, 2020

Apps and websites specifically made to teach children coding through games now number in the hundreds. With all the options, it’s easy to find a program that works on your kid’s device, fits your budget and is age-appropriate. Even if your kid can’t type yet there are apps that can teach them to code!

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Robotics for Kids
Robotics for Kids

8 June, 2020

Robotics can help kids develop transferable skills and expertise in various STEM subjects. Kids will acquire computational thinking, logical thinking, problem solving and experimental skills, and learn to use their creativity and imagination.

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Coding Apps for Kids
Coding Apps for Kids

2 June, 2020

Surveys conducted by Common Sense Media in 2017 and 2019 respectively revealed that 42% of children under the age of 8 own their own tablet, and that by the age of 11 over half of children in the US own a smartphone, rising to 84% of teenagers.

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Choosing an Online Summer Coding Camp for your Child
Choosing an Online Summer Coding Camp for your Child

27 May, 2020

Summer camps are a parent’s savior. For some kids, however, the rough-and-tumble camaraderie of camps a million miles away from home with dozens of unknown children is the very definition of hell. Our online summer camps are for the kids who need more than playtime games to fill the summer; for the kids whose eyes light up when they figure out something new; for the kids who have so much to do that they simply don’t have time for sleep-in camps.

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What can 5th graders learn to code?
What can 5th graders learn to code?

27 May, 2020

It’s that stage of life when they’re bright enough to master almost anything. Algebra, Shakespeare and Python are all within reach of 10 year olds.

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Online Summer Coding Camps For Kids
Online Summer Coding Camps For Kids

22 May, 2020

Organizing activities to fill your child’s summer can be a daunting task. After a whole year at school, children relish the chance to finally relax with friends, enjoy hobbies and sports, and attend summer camp.

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Can You Teach Coding Without A Computer?
Can You Teach Coding Without A Computer?

12 May, 2020

Children nowadays are extremely tech-savvy, the ability to use a device does not confer the ability to understand how it works, and this is where unplugged activities make all the difference.

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Online Kids Coding Classes with Live Teachers vs Self-Taught Classes
Online Kids Coding Classes with Live Teachers vs Self-Taught Classes

12 May, 2020

Are online coding classes the perfect fit for your child? Read our article comparing online and traditional coding classes if you’re not sure.

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Speaking To Your Kid About Their Coding Classes
Speaking To Your Kid About Their Coding Classes

6 May, 2020

Start off with these 5 questions and be prepared to be amazed by all the smarts your kid has picked up in their coding lesson!

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4 Reasons Why Classroom Coding Curriculum Isn’t Enough
4 Reasons Why Classroom Coding Curriculum Isn’t Enough

3 May, 2020

Pitfalls in the US computer science curriculum as a whole are impacting computer programming in the classroom...

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What is Roblox?
What is Roblox?

28 April, 2020

The hottest game of 2020 has to be Roblox. It’s already the world’s biggest social gaming platform and it’s only getting bigger. Though your kids may gush on about it as if it’s the coolest new thing. Roblox is a platform where over 50 million games are shared freely by a huge community of mostly novice developers.

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Python for Kids
Python for Kids

27 April, 2020

It is a professional-level multipurpose language used for web development, data analysis, automation, scientific computing, game development and more, and knowledge of Python can be a stepping-stone to a lucrative career. It is suitable for older children and teenagers but can be used by children as young as 8, and its huge user community can provide support and motivation for coders of any ability.

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How to Choose a Computer Programming Language for Kids
How to Choose a Computer Programming Language for Kids

23 April, 2020

For kids especially, its vital that the beginning of their computer programming adventure starts off on the right foot. Giving them a programming language that’s too hard or not in line with their interests could put your child off coding for good.

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What is Kodu?
What is Kodu?

18 April, 2020

Kodu Game Lab is a video game development platform developed by Microsoft. The appealing multimedia and multisensory content present on the platform combined with Kodu’s simple and interactive interface renders it the perfect gateway to programming for young children.

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Scratch for Kids
Scratch for Kids

12 April, 2020

Scratch is a visual programming language (VPL) which teaches children the main principles of programming via sequences of drag-and-drop blocks, combined to create a 2D world.

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Minecraft Basics for Parents
Minecraft Basics for Parents

8 April, 2020

How can a game with clunky characters roaming pointlessly be so addictive? Why can some ‘Steves’ swim in lava and not die? What on earth is the point of riding on pigs? These and many other questions answered.

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Can Kids Learn to Code Before They Learn to Type?
Can Kids Learn to Code Before They Learn to Type?

3 April, 2020

For the best chance of mastering another language, the earlier you start, the better! This doesn’t just apply to foreign languages, but to programming languages too.

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Which Coding Languages Should My Child Learn and Why
Which Coding Languages Should My Child Learn and Why

1 April, 2020

There are a number of different coding languages available for children of all levels, from visual programming languages which substitute complex syntax for colourful icons, to professional-level textual interfaces which give a glimpse of real-life coding.

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5 Ways to Set Your Kids Up for Coding Success
5 Ways to Set Your Kids Up for Coding Success

30 March, 2020

It’s now common knowledge that for kids, learning how to code is a helpful, if not essential skill. Here are five tips for making sure your children get the most out of online coding experiences.

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Online vs Classroom Coding Lessons for Kids
Online vs Classroom Coding Lessons for Kids

28 March, 2020

It’s already clear as day that the future will be online and overflowing with technology. But what about learning? Already many classes which once took place in a classroom have now migrated to computers.

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When should kids start coding?
When should kids start coding?

25 March, 2020

It is never too early or too late to start coding. In a technologically dependent society, an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer science, digital literacy, and programming will put kids in a better place for virtually every aspect of their future.

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