Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn. /Stephen Hawking/

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Learning to code, regardless of the path a child chooses to take, is crucial today. Research shows us that this knowledge will be important in any career. As both a female leader in technology and a mother of a 10-year...

Whether you are a computer science student or aspiring to self-teach yourself programming, it can be an uphill task sometimes. Mastering programming could be challenging, but with the right approach, you could become a guru. The idea is not breaking...

Combining education and gaming is nothing new and many of us grew up playing popular titles such as The Oregon Trail, Sim City and Reader Rabbit. However, with advances in both computing and graphical power, today's educational games offer children...

More from Northern Virginia More from Northern Virginia Growing up, Shontya Washington watched her father code and fell in love with computers. She recalls sitting at her father's feet, drawing on dot matrix paper as he problem-solved on the old machines. Now...

Photo Credit: Root Robotics Is it a toy? A tiny Roomba? Nope, it’s better (especially if you have kids). The Root (available on Amazon for $179) is an educational robot that teaches coding, creativity and problem-solving skills to kids from pre-readers through...

Fourth Graders from Mrs. Stacy Watson’s Class (KTVO).jpg Macon, Mo. — Fourth grade students at Macon Elementary School are learning how to code – using robots. But, they say it’s so fun – it’s more like playing a game. In Mrs. Meisner’s Library...

If there's one thing that both the Trump and Obama White Houses agree upon, it's the importance of computer science education for children in America. Because of how digitally entrenched the world is getting, coding skills (at least at a...

Carmen Alexa, left, and Lily Dalstra celebrate their success with their Ozobot Kennen Claus’ favorite part about Ozobot robots is the “party time” programming available for students after they complete a weekly challenge. “After we cross the finish line, we can make...

New elementary club focuses on robotics, programming Although students at all four Albert Lea Area Schools elementaries are working with dashes and dots, it’s not Morse code they’re learning. Instead, media specialists are leading the Dash and Dot coding clubs, named after...

STEM kits and robots are a growing trend for Holiday toys. Like in past years, the STEM and robot toy trend is growing rapidly. It just makes a lot of sense for parents to gift their kids something that is not...