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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I recently spent the afternoon with a small group of coding geeks, hoping to gain some insight into how computing is taught in the UK. The turnout for the Code Club session at Barrow Hill Junior School, in the north...

What makes a good programming kit, particularly for children? There's no real, solid answer for that. But what we do know is this: a kit that'll allow your child to take the first steps in creating new, imaginative things with...

It’s no secret that children learn in a variety of ways. While some kids excel in math, others would rather spend time planting flowers in the garden or reading a sci-fi novel. Technology has also added a new and exciting...

After months in Beta, Scratch 3.0 was released on January 2nd. Its major changes include support for tablets, ditching Flash - Scratch 3 is based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and a new extension system. However, many existing users...

The Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab has launched Scratch 3.0, a new version of the creative coding platform for kids. The latest updates include:• extensions for LEGO robotics, Makey Makey, micro:bit, Google Translate, and...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Photo: Shutterstock If you want to teach your kid how to code, there’s certainly no shortage of apps, iPad-connected toys, motorized kits and programmable pets that you can buy for your future Google employee. Some are great, no doubt, but many...