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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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Making Magic at NoVa Maker Faire
innovation, parents, STEAM, teachers

Rainy Sundays are typically a day for sleeping in, but by 8 AM on March 19th, – despite gray skies and drizzles – Reston, Virginia was abuzz with hundreds of bright-eyed tech enthusiasts and ‘makers’ toting their creations for the 4th annual NoVa Maker Faire. Lauded as “The Greatest Show...

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4 Ways Collaboration Drives Kids’ Coding Achievement
collaboration, ed tech, parents, teachers

Collaboration is one of those words that you hear everywhere, whether in parenting, teaching, or business circles. But what does it really mean, and why is it great for kids? Collaboration means working together to create or produce something. In true collaboration, the end result is greater than the sum...

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3D Printing Emojis at CMOM
ed tech, parents, STEAM, teachers

Last weekend, we hosted two free workshop sessions at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in their beautiful space. Kids ages 5 to 12 came from all over the country to join us, and we had an amazing time introducing them to 3D printing. We thought it would be a fun...

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