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4 Unexpected Ways Coding Might Boost Kids’ Math Grades
ed tech, parents, STEAM

We recently came upon a Washington math teacher’s post about why he’s going to start teaching his students to code. His ideas sparked the desire to flesh out for you all how coding and math interact. This will be a series of posts, delving into: How coding builds math skills Which...

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Which Coding Language Should My Child Learn First?
ed tech, parents, STEAM

Parents are constantly asking us which coding language we recommend starting with and why. In this post, we want to walk you through our proposed pathways for new coders of various ages. Before we jump into our recommendations for specific age-ranges, we think it’s important to look at the big...

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14 Essential Coding Definitions Parents Should Know
collaboration, ed tech, parents, STEAM

As we’ve mentioned before, communication is a vital 21st Century skill, even in coding classrooms! However, students first need to learn the language of coding before they’re able to communicate well in coding classes with peers, instructors, and machines. With that in mind, we’ve created a small glossary of important...

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4 Vital Communication Skills in Coding Classrooms
collaboration, ed tech, parents, teachers
In a world full of new devices and technologies, many worry about young students developing some of the most essential professional and life skills—soft skills. Topping the list of concerns is communication skills. How will our kids learn to communicate with one another when their faces are always buried in some sort of screen?
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3 Cool Ways Coding Builds Kids' Critical Thinking
ed tech, STEAM, teachers
The concept of critical thinking has been around since the times of Socrates. How can a 20th century invention build this skill in today’s students?
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