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Learning To Program Is So Easy A Kid Can Do It

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : April 3, 2017

Computers can do so much these days. They’re practically an indispensable part of life for many people, and they help make it possible to provide public services to us like electricity, running water, and public transport. Plus of course all the applications in business and industry.

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Game Modding And What It Can Teach You

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : March 19, 2017

What most kids love about computers is that you can play all kinds of games on them.  Seriously, that’s a lot of fun.  But what you may not already know is that many games allow you to make changes to them so you can make them even more fun, or you can experiment with all kinds of crazy things.

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Advantages of Project Based Learning

Author : Guest Blogger
Date : March 5, 2017

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 : February 25, 2017

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 : February 19, 2017

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 : 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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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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