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Why It’s Good For Kids To Learn Programming

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : February 13, 2017

 

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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Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : February 5, 2017

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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Amazing Places You Will Find Computers at Work

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : January 29, 2017

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 : January 21, 2017

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 : January 15, 2017

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 Coding is a Super Power

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : January 9, 2017

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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Ensuring Kids’ Success in a Changing Technological Landscape

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : December 25, 2016

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.

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Teaching Resourcefulness through Computer Programming

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : December 18, 2016

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.

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6 Toys to Help Your Kids Learn to Code

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : December 11, 2016

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 : November 24, 2016

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 : October 12, 2016

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