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As technology creeps into more aspects of our life, learning to code has become an increasingly-important skill. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently commented to French outlet Konbini, "I think that coding should be required in every public school in the world."If you have an idea for an app or you'd like a new hobby, follow this overview of how code works and how to get started. In this article you'll find: Need a new laptop, or notebook computer? Find the best...

source From “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” The educational toy company littleBits is trying to roll out the hot new toy for the holidays. Its ‘Droid Inventor Kit’ lets kids build their own versions of R2D2 from “Star Wars” while letting parents feel like their children are learning to code. The company may be writing the new playbook for a kids media strategy, as it eschews TV for YouTube and kid influencers. LittleBits, a startup that makes toys that combine elements of Lego-like building and...

Anyone looking to teach coding to children ages 4 to 9 may be interested in a new hands on coding robot which is designed specifically for children called MatataLab. Using hands-on play the new educational coding system allows children to learn by doing and offers adventures musical utilities and creative applications and projects to support early learning. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the MatataLab system and its unique features. MatataLab has this week been launched via...

Kindergartners in Champaign are expected to learn reading, writing and now, coding.Champaign Unit 4 Schools have implemented a curriculum based around coding, beginning in kindergarten and going all the way up through high school. The students have designated time each week to learn how to code through the programming language Scratch. George Reese, the director of the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education at the University of Illinois, helps bring research into practice in Unit 4 schools. Through this work,...

Kano’s clever coding games will enthrall curious kids. Today’s kids have access to free software that teaches coding through blocks that are pieced together like a puzzle. Now, companies such as Piper and Kano are taking that one step further by pushing kids into building the very computers they’re targeting with code. We tested the latest do-it-yourself PC kit from Kano, the $250 Computer Kit Complete. Can you turn your kid into a coding genius? Getting their hands dirty With Kano’s kit, kids...