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

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By Daniel K., Age 14 In web design (and in all computer graphics), there are two types of images: Raster graphics and vector graphics. The difference between the two is that while raster graphics usually work better for images, they get pixelated or blotchy if you zoom in too much. However, vector graphics use math… Continue reading SVGs

What is Swapping and Why is it Vital For Coding?

By Noor H., Age 15      Often online shoppers will encounter “recommended for you” when buying items online at sites like Amazon, music services, and even news articles.  How do they decide which items to target and which ads to use? Word suggestion in texting and typing is also common form technology that people… Continue reading What is Swapping and Why is it Vital For Coding?

Coding Classes for Kids – What Works?

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Coding Classes for Kids – What Works? Parents who are researching the right programming language to teach their child often don’t know where to start. And that’s okay, because until about a decade ago, even professional educators weren’t certain which programming language and what teaching methods worked best for kids between the ages of eight… Continue reading Coding Classes for Kids – What Works?

The NEAT Neuroevolution Algorithm

By Daniel K., Age 14      The NEAT neuroevolution algorithm is a more advanced method of machine learning. Rather than creating multiple organisms and attempting to create newer versions of them until one succeeds by chance (like in evolution), NEAT adds a reward value to desirable actions and attempts to emulate human learning by… Continue reading The NEAT Neuroevolution Algorithm

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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By William O., Age 15      Often online shoppers will encounter “recommended for you” when buying items online at sites like Amazon, music services, and even news articles.  How do they decide which items to target and which ads to use? Word suggestion in texting and typing is also common form technology that people… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

4 Ways to Improve Focus and Patience

When it comes to coding, there are many skills that talent and education alone can’t teach you. Patience is one of these. Some common issues you’ll come across include people’s varying opinions of your projects, as well as coding road blocks you’ll come across in developing them. If patience is something you’re struggling with, try… Continue reading 4 Ways to Improve Focus and Patience