How Computers Evolved

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : February 23, 2020

The history of computing is actually quite surprising, and until recently we didn’t know just how ancient the idea of a computer really is.  Here’s a quick view of how computers evolved from ancient times to the modern day:



How Computers Really Work

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : February 21, 2020

The first time you saw a computer, it probably managed to convince you it was pretty smart.  Computers can do all kinds of amazing stuff like add up numbers really fast, draw pictures, make music, and some even control robots.  That’s all really cool, but you want to know a secret?  Computers are actually not very smart at all.  In fact, a computer can’t really figure anything out for itself, it has to be told how to do everything.



Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : February 13, 2020

There are more computer languages in existence than anybody knows, and still more keep getting created every year.  There isn’t really any great reason to keep creating more languages, because existing languages are adequate to achieve any task we can think of.



6 Toys to Help Your Kids Learn to Code

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : September 8, 2019

Whether your kids are toddlers or teenagers, you’ve probably heard about the push to teach computer science and programming skills to children. Learning to code teaches children logical thinking skills, curiosity about the digital world, and the ability to solve difficult problems by breaking them down into smaller chunks.


Critical Thinking

Building Children’s Critical and Analytical Skills

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : September 1, 2019

Critical and analytical thinking are complementary skills and both are necessary to effectively work with information. Critical thinking is the ability to evaluate sources to determine the facts. READ MORE


White House Computer Science for All Summit

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : August 26, 2019

The United States joined the worldwide push for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education earlier this year when President Obama announced his U.S. Computer Science for All (CS for All) initiative. The program aims to provide high quality computer science education for all K-12 students, READ MORE


Why Coding is a Super Power

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : August 18, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to have an awesome super power?  But sadly—or maybe fortunately, depending on how you look at things—being able to fly faster than a speeding bullet or leap tall buildings in a single bound isn’t possible in our currently reality.



Ensuring Kids’ Success in a Changing Technological Landscape

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : August 11, 2019

Technology is changing at such a rapid pace that it’s almost impossible to predict what jobs will be available in the next generation. With this exponential rate of growth and change, many careers that exist today won’t be around in 15 years.



Teaching Resourcefulness through Computer Programming

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : August 4, 2019

Children today have access to more information and have more to learn and process than ever before. Unless they develop skills that help them stay organized, solve problems, and make decisions efficiently, they’ll be frustrated by information overload instead of gaining the knowledge they need to be successful.



Learn About Graphic Design at Summer Camp

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : July 28, 2019

Graphic design is one of those rare careers where you are likely to know from an early age that its what you want to do. You’ll already be really good at drawing and designing things, and it’s probably one of your favorite things to do.



Introducing a High-Tech Summer Camp from Junior Coders

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : July 15, 2019

In some families, summer camp has become a tradition, and there are some fairly good reasons for this. But there are only so many times you can make the journey out to Lake Unpronounceable before it starts to feel like you’re doing the same old thing, with the same people, year after year.



The Summer Camp for Budding Producers and Directors

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : June 10, 2019

If you have your heart set on a career in the movie industry, getting an early start is going to be profoundly helpful in achieving your goals.

This summer, Junior Coders has launched an innovative new summer camp program where kids can learn the secrets behind digital video editing, and how to make better movies. READ MORE