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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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Sneak Peek: Generation Code Fall 2017 Classes!
events, parents, STEAM

We are officially in our LAST WEEK OF SUMMER CAMPS, and honestly we can’t believe it. This summer has been so much fun, but now it’s time to look towards our classes starting in September! This fall, Generation Code will be offering four exciting class options, each of which meets...

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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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How to Best Balance Your Child's Screen Time
parents, STEAM
This week one of our NYC Scratch and Web Dev instructors, Lyuba, shares how she approaches screen time with her child. Here's what she says:
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