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Not all kids will end up in STEM-related fields, but it’s inevitable that our lives will be affected in several ways by new technologies over the next few decades. No matter what career they choose to pursue, it’s highly likely they will be exposed to technology through coding, AI, robotics, and the like. Many kids believe they aren’t good at science or math from an early age, ultimately resulting in them steering clear of the subjects. But it could just be the case...

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/3/26 19:23:40 It has become more and more common in China for children to start learning about and practicing computer coding from an early age. Photo: Li Hao/GT Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings launched on Sunday a coding training platform for primary and middle school students, echoing the Chinese government's efforts in pushing forward education in artificial intelligence (AI). The new coding platform, based on Scratch, the MIT Media Lab tool that teaches kids how to code, will offer...

What kid doesn’t love toys? And while parents might loathe just how many toys kids seem to accumulate over the years, toys that are educational are a welcome addition to the ever-growing pile.There’s a trend today towards STEM-based toys, those that help promote skills that will be crucial for kids of the generations to come, focusing on helping them develop their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics prowess. You’re going to have to deal with kids wanting screen time anyway. So...

Congratulations! Your child is talented with computers. They could be the next Grace Hopper. Time to encourage this gift, but how? Luckily for you and your brilliant offspring, there’s a great selection of computer programming books for kids out there. Here are a few to get you started. In case you’re wondering what “Java” and “Ruby” are, they’re just computer programming languages where your kid can begin learning. It’s important to mention first that coding has a diversity problem. More than...

Parents should encourage their children to start with the basics of coding from a young age, says John Luis, head of academics at ADvTECH Schools, a division of South Africa’s largest private education provider. “As we teach our children to read and speak our mother tongue language so we should start with coding at an early age,” Luis said. “Parents who are not tech savvy may find this daunting, so the easiest way to start the children off will be to download...

This month Satya Nadella CEO at Microsoft shared the examples of tools that reflect the diverse experiences of customers and employees. Mainly how advances in technology can be used to empower everyone. Code Jumper is a physical coding language for students who are blind or have low vision to strengthen their coding skills. Code Jumper Code Jumper is a physical programming language to make the computing curriculum accessible to blind children aged seven to eleven years. Irrespective of their level of vision,...