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March of the robots

Photo by Steve Wheeler Anyone who has ever attended the BETT Show will tell you it is vast, chaotic and very commercial. The latter is inevitable, because BETT is a free-entry event, and someone has to pay to make sure the four day education show happens. BETT was bigger than ever this year, with more vendors and more visitors, overspilling into an additional space across the corridor from the usual trade show venue.As I wandered around the show this year, skilfully sidestepping the min...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Teachers, Robots, Schools, eLearning, Classroom, Bett, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, BETT2019, VEX Robotics, Seymour Papert Mitch Resnick


What the Optics of New Music Say to Black Composers

It has been more than six months since Helga Davis gave the keynote speech at the 2018 New Music Gathering. After a brief opener, she quoted August Gold—“If you want to know what you want, you have to look at what you have.”—and then proceeded to ask the audience to “look around the room, and see what the composition of [the] room [says] about what we want.” launch gallery Based on her challenge, we can ultimately conclude the following: if attending a music event and the people in the room ...
Tags: Programming, Education, Religion, Articles, Diversity, Advocacy, Commentary, Mozart, Haydn, Georges, Gunther Schuller, Julia Perry, Anthony R Green, Saint Georges, Chaya Czernowin, Marcos Balter


Blockchain tech is new hot topic for universities around the world

Blockchain is becoming more prevalent and with it, the need for blockchain developers, opening up an entirely new job market. More universities are jumping on the band wagon and offering courses on blockchain developmentCourses you can learn and how you can use the advancement of blockchain to get aheadAccording to new research carried out by Coinbase, we're witnessing a significant rise in the number of universities teaching their students about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. It turns out tha...
Tags: Programming, Business, Learning, Education, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, US, Bloomberg, Mit, Computers, Bitcoin, Innovation, Ibm, Columbia University, Columbia, Blockchain


5 Surprising Places To Steal (What Works)

Museums, nature centers, and other interpretive sites should be thieves. Yep, you read that right. They should scope out what makes other popular industries successful—and steal what works! We promote this pilfering, obviously, with a chuckle. We do not want to see curators in jail and naturalists in the pen! But, imagine a world where we steal from… The Movie Industry Interpretive exhibits become as exciting as the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Special effects—themed lighting, enthralling sound...
Tags: Programming, Music, TV, Hollywood, Design, Exhibits, Television, Movies, News, Education, Film, Audio, Films, Future, Burglary, Journalism


The Results Are In! 8 Awesome Things We Learned From Visitors

Last year, we hinted on the blog that we were up to something new and exciting at Taylor Studios—a partnership with four interpretive sites across the country, studying their visitors and how they engage with our exhibits. It has been an exciting first year, and the results are in! Here are some of the most interesting findings: At all four sites, the highest percentage of visitors came with families. Far fewer came with friends or by themselves. All four sites attracted an impressive number of...
Tags: Programming, Family, Design, Exhibits, Families, Education, Friends, Time, Awards, Events, Clients, Visitors, New, Analysis, Park, Program


This Kit Uses a Motion-Sensing Wand to Teach Kids Code - No Hogwarts Required

Kano’s first product was a computer that kids could build as easily as a Lego set, helping to demystify the technologies we obsess over. The company’s next product is a buildable, motion-sensing wand that swaps spells for simple programming making it easy for kids to conjure up magical interactions with a flick of the…Read more...
Tags: Programming, Toys, Science, Education, Stem, Coding, Harry Potter, Kano, Wands, Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit


Roland and MIT want to use music to teach kids programming

Millions of children worldwide use Scratch to enter the world of programming. Now there’s a new way to connect to music, as Roland teams up with MIT. There’s a long, amazing history of teaching programming and creativity to kids. A lot of this legacy traces back to Cambridge and Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert, and Cynthia Solomon, with their late 60s introduction of the Logo programming language and accompanying Turtle Graphics, alongside a physical turtle robot. (Cynthia Solomon by the way ha...
Tags: Apple, Programming, Music, Kids, Learning, Education, Keyboards, Children, Windows, Tech, Web, Mit, Gear, Cambridge, Stories, Linux


Maid to Code: “Learn Coding With Cute Maids!”

One Tokyo school’s programming course is trying to attract more male participants by introducing maids to its classes, a rather strange draw that will probably have some students fruitlessly flirting rather than actually learning. Lessons taught by the class will…
Tags: Programming, Japan, News, Education, Marketing, Tokyo, Anime, Otaku, Maids


Facebook’s war on free will

How technology is making our minds redundant. By Franklin FoerAll the values that Silicon Valley professes are the values of the 60s. The big tech companies present themselves as platforms for personal liberation. Everyone has the right to speak their mind on social media, to fulfil their intellectual and democratic potential, to express their individuality. Where television had been a passive medium that rendered citizens inert, Facebook is participatory and empowering. It allows users to read ...
Tags: Google, Programming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Media, Education, Social Networking, US, Netflix, Hacking, Higher Education, Harvard University, Computing, Silicon Valley


Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Early start would encourage women to become programmers and reduce gender stereotyping, argues Stephanie ShirleyChildren as young as two should be introduced to the basics of coding, according to one of Britain’s most eminent computing pioneers.Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose company was one of the first to sell software in the 1960s, said that engaging very young children – in particular girls – could ignite a passion for puzzles and problem-solving long before the “male geek” stereotype took hol...
Tags: Google, Programming, Facebook, Technology, Education, UK News, Britain, Computing, A-levels, Alphabet, Dame Stephanie Shirley, Stephanie ShirleyChildren


These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics

If you're looking for the best STEM coding toys to get your kid interested in programming or technology, look no further than our list. We've rounded up the best STEM toys we can find at every price point. The post These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Programming, Mobile, Gaming, Education, Trends, Computing, Robotics, Cool Tech, Android Army, best STEM toys, STEM coding toys


The 6 best STEM toys to get your kid interested in robotics and programming

If you're looking for the best STEM coding toys to get your kid interested in programming or technology, look no further than our list. We've rounded up the best STEM toys we can find at every price point. The post The 6 best STEM toys to get your kid interested in robotics and programming appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Programming, Mobile, Gaming, Education, Trends, Computing, Robotics, Cool Tech, Android Army, best STEM toys, STEM coding toys


YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more

 Vidcode, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on teaching teens how to code, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its curriculum. While there are a number of learn-to-code platforms out there today, Vidcode’s approach is to make coding more interesting to teens by connecting it to their existing interests – like Snapchat filters and memes – while also allowing… Read More
Tags: Learn To Code, Programming, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Kids, Teens, Education, Tech, Schools, Coding, Edtech, Yc, Code School, Vidcode


LittleBits Code Kit review

LittleBits' latest kit mixes an easy-to-use programming interface and quality materials to deliver an exciting experience for young tinkerers learning to code for the first time -- though it comes at a high price. The post LittleBits Code Kit review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Programming, Toys, Kids, Education, Stem, Trends, Steam, Computing, Coding, Littlebits, Cool Tech, littleBits Code Kit


Google uses ‘Wonder Woman’ to inspire next generation of female programmers

Google and Made With Code have developed an interactive coding project based on Warner Bros. upcoming Wonder Woman film to introduce teen girls to the fundamentals of computer science. The post Google uses ‘Wonder Woman’ to inspire next generation of female programmers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Programming, Gaming, Education, Trends, Computing, Warner Bros, Women In Tech, Movies & TV


Coder’s delight: TuneTable teaches kids programming basics by making music

TuneTable introduces programming students to basic coding concepts like iterations, functions, and conditionals, all through the vibe of contemporary music like hip hop and electronica. The post Coder’s delight: TuneTable teaches kids programming basics by making music appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Programming, Education, Trends, Computing, Coding, Georgia Tech, Coder, Cool Tech


Coder’s delight: TuneTable helps kids learn programming basics by making music

TuneTable introduces programming students to basic coding concepts like iterations, functions, and conditionals, all through the vibe of contemporary music like hip hop and electronica. The post Coder’s delight: TuneTable helps kids learn programming basics by making music appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Programming, Education, Trends, Computing, Coding, Georgia Tech, Coder, Cool Tech


The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

There’s no rule that says you have to learn the most popular programming languages, but if you want to code for a living it might be beneficial to know what’s in demand and trending.Read more...
Tags: Programming, Education, Coding, life-hacks


In Robotics, investigating, journaling, and ‘core values’ matter

This week, we selected members who applied to our Robotics club. That’s right, we have an application process which involves a short test, an interview and a contract (the code of conduct) they sign and agree to practice. Why such a process? Robotics is an after-school club at my school but I wanted members to realize what they were […]
Tags: Programming, Education, Communication, Sem, Robotics, Project, Salt River Elementary, Problem-solving, Core Values


Racing robots and learning

These images show what we got up to with our first year education students on their first full afternoon of specialist study in computing and ICT.In small groups they were asked to design and construct a Lego robot, and then program it to race around a circuit, with a prize for the winners! This is not as easy as it sounds. There are a myriad of problems to solve. What features do racing robots need, to achieve success and win the race? Do aerodynamics in the design make any difference? Do larg...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Robots, Schools, Problem Solving, eLearning, ICT, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Mimo’s new app teaches you how to code on your iPhone

 Apple’s new iPad app Swift Playgrounds is popularizing the idea of learning to code on mobile devices, not desktop computers. But its focus is only on teaching kids to code in Swift. A new application called Mimo goes beyond that, with mini-lessons for not only Swift, but also HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL and more. The idea with Mimo is to break down computer science lessons… Read More
Tags: Learn To Code, Programming, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Education, Tech, Ios Apps, Developers, Coding, Edtech, MIMO


Glicode “Teaching Kids How to Code Real Sweet Like!”

Pocky creator Glico has entered the market of smartphone games with “Glicode”, which focuses on teaching young children the basics of programming, a surprisingly educational pursuit which strangely seems to have nothing to do with forcing chocolates down the gullets…
Tags: Programming, Games, News, Education, Children, Anime, PV, Glico, Pocky


Project Bloks: Google's latest effort to encourage kids to code

From scribbling robots to music-making devices, tech giant’s initiative hopes to spark a new wave of ‘tangible programming’ toys and kits for children“How many robots can I control with this? In theory, up to 255 at one time. That really is a robot army.”I’m in a room at Google’s London headquarters listening to creative technologist Zebedee Pedersen show off the company’s latest research project. Despite how it sounds, world domination isn’t on the agenda. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Programming, Technology, London, Education, Children, Computing, Children's Tech, Alphabet


Google and Udacity Team Up to Teach the Basics of Android App Development

A few months ago, Google and Udacity released their first “nanodegree” course for intermediate Android development , today, they’re going backwards to teach you the absolute basics.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Programming, Education, Development, Coding, Java, life-hacks


Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class for a Limited Time

If you’ve been thinking about taking one of Coursera’s many university-created computer science classes, now’s the time. Enterprise software company Atlassian is currently offering scholarships that cover half of all course fees to students who enroll.Read more...
Tags: Programming, Education, Online Courses, Computer Science, Coursera, Scholarships, Online Classes, life-hacks


Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees learn to code

 There are now more than 6.5 million scattered Syrian refugees throughout the world and many of them are left without any way to make a living as the war wages on in their home country. Iraqi NGO Re:Coded and New York-based code school Flatiron are putting together a plan to help those refugees most susceptible to extremism in Iraq by teaching them programming skills. Why Iraq and not Germany?… Read More
Tags: Programming, TC, New York, Education, Germany, Iraq, Charity, Tech, Diversity, Syria, Hack, Philanthropy, Nonprofits, Refugee, Flatiron School, Adam Enbar


Code Girl Collection: “Cute 2D Girls Teach Coding!”

Paiza have developed a new browser game aimed to educate players in the ways of Ruby and PHP by utilizing a wealth of wondrous 2D women, a clever trick that may actually maintain the attention of those who would likely…
Tags: Programming, Games, News, Education, Php, Anime, Ruby, Moe, PV


This Adorable Robot Can Help Children to Program

Getting kids to code is a great idea—but it’s not always easy. Now a team of researchers from Harvard has developed this little robot, called Root, that’s designed to make writing code a more tangible experience.Read more...
Tags: Programming, Education, Children, Root, Code, Harvard, Robots, Robot Can Help Children to Program


Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education

For lifelong learners and self-made scholars, the internet is a priceless resource. Continue your education with these top free online tools.Read more...
Tags: Programming, Videos, School, Business, Photography, Video, Learning, Education, Top, College, Lifehacker Top 10, Tutorials, Tutorial, Language, Schools, Languages


Back to the future of programming: Usborne revives 1980s coding books for children

From Machine Code For Beginners to Computer Spacegames, the books that taught a generation of children to program have returned for freeA generation of children in the 1980s learned about programming from a series of computing books by Usborne Publishing. Now the company has rereleased them in free digital versions.Originally aimed at children learning to program their ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro and Commodore 64 computers, the series included books like Practical Things To Do With a Microcomputer, M...
Tags: Programming, Books, Technology, Education, Culture, Computing, Children's Tech, BBC Micro, Usborne, Computing and the net, Usborne Publishing Now



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