Category Archive for "Coding"

Why Kids Should Learn Coding At An Early Age

  As we reach a technological peak, it’s becoming exceedingly important to gain fluency in programming and coding. According to Mitchel Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive

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Are Hardware Toys the Future of Kids’ Coding?

Plenty of games and apps teach kids to code. But educators and toymakers are betting that teaching computer science isn’t about coding at all. “Computers have gotten so user-friendly that modern people, maybe not just kids, expect the computer to

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Angry Birds Helping Students Learn Computer Coding

Educators at a Midlands school are using a popular video game to teach their students computer science. Students at Ballentine Elementary School are playing a special version of Angry Birds created by code.org to learn the basics of computer coding.
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Accessibility Requires App Developers To Consider Every End User

Spend more than five minutes in the company of accessibility guru Helen Burge and you will realize that she doesn’t mince her words when it comes to assessing how companies, manufacturers and developers handle digital accessibility issues in 2015. To

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CAN THESE TINY ROBOTS TEACH FOURTH GRADERS HOW TO CODE?

I’m in a laboratory at Drexel University watching a remote-controlled robot do a spastic breakdance across the floor. The fist-sized, brightly colored bot looks simple enough: It has two wheels, two antennae, and what appears to be a friendly face.

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Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future

Racing across the U.S. in your taco truck, you must fight off animals mutated by fallout from a nuclear war, and you must also turn them into delicious filling for the tacos you sell inside fortified towns. Your mission: Make

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Breaking the “brogrammer” Stereotype

Last summer, we were lamenting the lack of women engineers in the media. There are tons of articles and data about how women are a minority in engineering, which is a sad reality. The few articles that showcase specific women

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Supermodels join drive for women to embrace coding

What is it about models and coding? American supermodel and coding advocate Karlie Kloss has joined a growing list of high-profile female stars urging young women to take up coding, reflecting a determination to shake up the disproportionately male world

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Girls Who Code Expands To Get More Young Women In Computer Science Majors

The computer science gender gap struggle in Silicon Valley is real. A mere 17 percent of Google’s tech workers are women. It’s 15 percent at Facebook. Similar stats can be found at most of the larger tech companies. Girls Who

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Building The Bionic Woman

In an career profile recently published in the journal AAAS Science, Zyrobitics Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Ayanna Howard discusses how she was drawn into engineering by her desire to build the Bionic Woman. “I was shielded from stereotypes
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