How to Make a Game on Scratch

How to Make a Game on Scratch Coding skills come quickly for kids who learn on Scratch. Not only is it an entry-level, highly visual, easy-to-learn programming language, but it’s rewarding for kids to be able to create, customize, and play their own games.  Created by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch projects help kids learn… Continue reading How to Make a Game on Scratch

How Minecraft Teaches Coding

How Minecraft Teaches Coding With its colorful characters and immersive open world gameplay, Minecraft is one of those games that grabs kids’ attention in a flash. But it’s more than just a game; it’s also an incredible teaching platform to help students learn about computer programming. TheCoderSchool uses the Minecraft Education Edition to teach coding… Continue reading How Minecraft Teaches Coding

Coding for Middle Schoolers: Top Languages, Platforms, and Projects

Coding for Middle Schoolers: Top Languages, Platforms, and Projects Coding inspires critical thinking and is an excellent option for kids in middle school who are hungry to learn about computer science. The logical part of kids’ brains really takes off between ages 11 and 14, and most middle schoolers can grasp more complex topics and… Continue reading Coding for Middle Schoolers: Top Languages, Platforms, and Projects

Top Free Platforms to Learn Python for Middle Schoolers

Top Free Platforms to Learn Python for Middle Schoolers Middle school is a dynamic time for kids, especially when it comes to developmental learning. That makes it the perfect time for kids who love computer science and coding to dig into new concepts and face new challenges. Kids ages 11 to 13 tend to thrive… Continue reading Top Free Platforms to Learn Python for Middle Schoolers

Coding on Film: The Good and the Not-So-Good

  Technology has always looked good on film, since the days of D.W. Griffith’s Metropolis filmmakers have showcased their vision for the future. Up until the 1980’s, the technology shown on film was from the future, but at some point, our actual technology began to catch up to what was being shown on screen. Pretty… Continue reading Coding on Film: The Good and the Not-So-Good