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Advantages of Project Based Learning

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : September 6, 2020

There are many different teaching methods and learning styles, but for somewhat obvious reasons, project-based learning tends to be the most successful.

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You Can Make Your Own Robots

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : August 30, 2020

What kid doesn’t dream of having their own personal robot?  I’m not talking about some little plastic toy robot that blinks and buzzes (those can be fun too), but a real robot that can make decisions, help you do things, and even just hang out with you.  Robots aren’t always the best of company, but they’re cool enough that you won’t mind.

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You Can Make Your Own Computer Games

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : August 7, 2020

Computer games are a lot of fun and can even be a little bit addictive, which is why sometimes grown-ups think we play them too much and suggest we should try doing other things. But you know what’s even more fun than playing games?  Making games!

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Why It’s Good For Kids To Learn Programming

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : March 22, 2020

 

In a world where human jobs are frequently being taken over by machines, the one place where job security is assured is for the people who make, control, and improve the machines.  Whether we like it or not, the future is already being mapped out, and it’s grim news for the unskilled labor sector.

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Amazing Places You Will Find Computers at Work

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : March 1, 2020

Computers really are everywhere these days!  They’re even hiding in places we’d never expect to find them.  People have embedded computers into tractors, refrigerators, and even toilets.  Plus there’s all kinds of awesome technology that makes it easy for us to take computers with us on our travels.  These include innovations like smartphones, smartwatches, and Google Glass.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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