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18 award-winning youth projects using e-content to change the world

18 award-winning youth projects using e-content to change the world | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
The awards are given to organisations breaking new ground with their usage of e-content.
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Women of the Code: why more girls should study computer science

Women of the Code: why more girls should study computer science | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Computer science jobs are plentiful and well paid and can offer career flexibility and chances to work from home. So why do so few women choose to study computer science?
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Google claims MOOCs SOLVE code-for-kids teacher training problem

Google claims MOOCs SOLVE code-for-kids teacher training problem | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Shock finding as Big G learns free online stuff can attract, engage, lots of people
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:53 AM

I don't think there is any one answer for training but this is a good one if there are no teachers or friend available.

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Programming Power? Does Learning to Code Empower Kids? | DMLcentral

Programming Power? Does Learning to Code Empower Kids? | DMLcentral | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
The idea that young people should learn to code has become a global educational aspiration in the last few years. What kinds of questions should digital media and learning researchers ask about these developments?
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4-H robotics program gets Kimball kids engaged in technology

4-H robotics program gets Kimball kids engaged in technology | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Kids in Kimball are getting techy, and learning to control robots with just the click of a mouse.
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TEST CONTENT She++ aims to preach of coolness of coding

TEST CONTENT She++ aims to preach of coolness of coding | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
The latest effort to get more kids interested in technology comes from a group of Stanford University students who’ve known for a long time that coding is cool.
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Game-based learning: How to improve your English

Game-based learning: How to improve your English | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Game-based learning: How to improve your English skills with computer games | Vocabla Blog on Games and education curated by Maria Margarida Correia (Game-based learning: How to improve your English skills with computer games | Vocabla Blog | @scoopit...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:28 AM

Yet more ammo for the pro-games argument. ;)

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The Children Must Play

The Children Must Play | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
While observing recess outside the Kallahti Comprehensive School on the eastern edge of Helsinki on

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:14 AM

Demetris your scoops are excellent.

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Kindergarten Teachers' Effects on Five Year-Olds' Futures

Kindergarten Teachers' Effects on Five Year-Olds' Futures | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
I never went to preschool. I also missed being in kindergarten when I went to a Pittsburgh (PA) elementary school in the early 1940s. It was my loss. Why a loss? Because there is much evidence--bot...

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:04 AM

Thank goodness for pre school education and Sesame Street.

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One million kids signed up for the Hour of Code. Let the geeking out commence

One million kids signed up for the Hour of Code. Let the geeking out commence | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
One million kids just got one step closer to geeking out. That's how many students have officially signed up for the Hour of Code, the Code.org awareness initiative to get more students into comput...
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Is Coding the New Second Language?

Is Coding the New Second Language? | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Kids may know their way around a computer, but in order to get a job in the new economy, they will have to know how to write a program, not just use one
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Matterhorn mapped by fleet of drones in just 6 hours - tech - 17 October 2013 - New Scientist

Matterhorn mapped by fleet of drones in just 6 hours - tech - 17 October 2013 - New Scientist | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
The imposing mountain in the Swiss Alps has been mapped by a fleet of autonomous, fixed-wing drones, launched from its peak
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Kids learning computer code in after-school clubs

Kids learning computer code in after-school clubs | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Billy Harkins, 11, is one of roughly 100 fifth- and sixth-grade students staying late after school in the computer labs. He's not in trouble. He's not staying for sports. He's staying to learn a new language, one that many adults don't even know.
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SparkFun's National Tour Teaches Kids the Basics of Programming - SiliconHills

SparkFun's National Tour Teaches Kids the Basics of Programming - SiliconHills | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
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How To Teach Kids To Code Without Turning Them Into Hackers

How To Teach Kids To Code Without Turning Them Into Hackers | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Hacker Dojo (Photo credit: mightyohm) In the digital age, teaching kids to write computer code seems like a winning idea. But could these lessons do as much harm as good? In just under a year, the UK will begin to find out.
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She++ fellowships aim to spread the gospel that coding is cool | SiliconBeat

She++ fellowships aim to spread the gospel that coding is cool | SiliconBeat | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
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Editorial: STEM education will re-launch U.S. economy

Editorial: STEM education will re-launch U.S. economy | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
It is vital that the United States start producing more young people who can design the kinds of systems cell phones operate on, rather than more young people who can just text on them.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 5, 2013 10:25 AM

Don't question, read and think. How can we make a difference in education?

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Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class.

Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class. | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Teachers nationwide are using games such as Angry Birds and World of Warcraft to teach math, science, writing, teamwork and even compassion. (Angry Bird in the classroom...learning through gaming.

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Let's Get Kids Coding

Let's Get Kids Coding | Coding for Kids | Scoop.it
Teaching children computer programming and computer science is SUPER DUPER IMPORTANT. Here's why!!!!
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