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Computer Science for Kids | The Ultimate Guide for Parents

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More schools around the country have started to prioritize computer science for kids in their curriculum. A study by code.org tells us that 45% of US high schools have added it to the required syllabus. This means that more kids and teenagers will be introduced to the basics of CS – such as programming and…

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Top 15 Best Coding Books for Kids in 2021

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Top 15 Best Coding Books for Kids in 2021   Teaching coding for kids generally involves a few things: a computer or device capable of programming, a scriptwriter or coding platform, an instructor, and a coding language. A lot of educational websites and coding games for kids provide the last two or three items—students simply…

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15 Best Minecraft Toys Your Child Will Love in 2021

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There’s always going to be a special occasion for your kid, right? Especially when they’re young. Christmas, birthdays, New Year, Easter, a school victory … in one year, there are at least two opportunities for gift-giving.   If your kid is a big Minecraft fan, then you’re in luck. There are hundreds of awesome Minecraft…

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Making Your Own Website for Kids | The Ultimate Guide

making your own website for kids

Nowadays, kids can easily create award-winning games (that generate actual revenue!) using tools like Roblox and Roblox Studio. They can also code working modifications for existing computer games like Minecraft.   Therefore, it should come as no surprise that kids, if they want to, are perfectly capable of making their own websites. Kids are far…

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Computer Basics for Kids | Everything You Need to Know

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With how fast technology has advanced and how widely it’s spread, it should come as no surprise that computers now play a huge role in our everyday lives. From the smartphones we use to contact friends to the tablets we bring around to manage files, many of us are dependent (at varying lengths) on technology. …

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Computational Thinking For Kids | Why is it Important?

Computational Thinking for kids

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin   We feel this quote best summarizes where certain educational systems could be lacking. When teachers and students desire good grades more than knowledge, therein lies a risk of underdeveloped skills. It’s true; many of us may, unconsciously, encourage…

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Top 17 Best Homeschool Computer Curriculum for STEM

Homeschool Computer Curriculum

Do you know two of the most common challenges parents and instructors face when it comes to creating the best science homeschool curriculum for STEM?   One is getting kids interested. Two is keeping them engaged.   This is difficult enough in a classroom setting, but what about home? There are so many online platforms…

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BitsBox Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

Bitsbox Review

BitsBox Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2020   If you’ve been looking for resources to help your child or student learn how to code, you’ve probably stumbled across a variety of options. There’s also a fair chance that you’ve heard about BitsBox at some point in your journey!   Here at CodaKid, we…

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Top 13 Simple Science Experiments for Middle Schoolers

Science Experiments for Middle School

Top 13 Simple Science Experiments for Middle Schoolers   Middle school science fairs and hands-on science lessons are an exciting and immersive part of any student’s education, and there is a great deal of potential to make them super fun!   When first looking into ideas for projects to take on, however, it can feel…

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The 17 Best STEM Toys of 2019 That Teach Kids How to Code

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The 17 Best STEM Toys of 2019 That Teach Kids How to Code   2019 is in full swing, and CodaKid families, parents and instructors have been asking us for the best STEM toys, games and/or engineering tools that teach kids how to code!   To help our fellow instructors in their STEM toy search, we organized…

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