App: Thinkrolls Play & Code

Thinkrolls Play & Code by Avokiddo is a logic and problem-solving app with over 800 maze-like logic puzzles, smart brain games, and a unique pre-coding platform where kids can create and play their own logic puzzles using pre-coded objects. Through interactive and engaging gameplay, this app helps children develop 8 key cognitive areas: logical thinking, problem-solving,Continue reading “App: Thinkrolls Play & Code”

Learn With Mochi Screenless Coding

CreativityBox.org, an education technology public-benefit corporation, is launching its first consumer-facing product for children ages 3-6. Mochi Screenless Coding is designed to teach young children how to program without a screen. The learning experience—which includes stories, hands-on coding, and a real-world programming environment—aims to tackle the widening opportunity gap in access to high-quality STEM education. FiveContinue reading “Learn With Mochi Screenless Coding”

Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!

Ever since Minecraft came out, children all around the world have been drawn to it like moths to a flame. Many teachers have discovered the educational benefits of Minecraft and found ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. Now Mojang have gone one step further and created an education edition of Minecraft to make it even easierContinue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!”

An Hour of Coding Fun with The Foos by CodeSpark

The mark of a good educational app is one that gets the children engaged without you having to nag them. Sometimes, it differs for each child so you may need to look around to try a few different apps before you find one that works. I confess that aside from Kodable, it hasn’t been easy gettingContinue reading “An Hour of Coding Fun with The Foos by CodeSpark”

Giapetta’s Workshop – Wearable Coding Adventure

Giapetta’s Workshop is an interactive jewelry kit for 8-12 year olds that teaches the fundamentals of computer programming. Getting Girls into STEM It is estimated that there will be 1.4 million new tech jobs by 2020, but the gender gap in tech fields continues to grow. Sources: The State of Women in Technology – Tech Republic National CenterContinue reading “Giapetta’s Workshop – Wearable Coding Adventure”

2015 Brings Exciting Projects for the Hour of Code

It’s the year 2015 and the Hour of Code is more exciting than ever… About the Hour of Code If you have absolutely no idea what the hour of code is, here it is in a nutshell: The Hour of Code is a global movement with a goal of reaching tens of millions of studentsContinue reading “2015 Brings Exciting Projects for the Hour of Code”

Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids

Minecraft is not only fun, it’s also proving to be highly educational. Here are some of the skills your child can learn from playing Minecraft: Reading Writing Arithmetic Geometry and Spatial Reasoning Music Teamwork Basic Technology Science Creativity Basic Survival Skills Problem Solving Skills Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. IfContinue reading “Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids”

Coding for Children: Control Drones and Robots with Tynker!

Tynker Connects Young Programmers to Millions of Devices on the Internet of Things Expansion of Tynker Programming Platform Enables Kids to Power Robots, Flying Drones, Lighting Systems and Other Connected Devices Tynker, a leading Silicon Valley startup that has introduced more than 20 million kids to computer programming, has just announced the expansion of its coding platform to enableContinue reading “Coding for Children: Control Drones and Robots with Tynker!”