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Word Wednesday: ‘Help Your Kids With Computer Science’

It's Computer Science Education Week so we're looking at DK's excellent 'Help Your Kids With Computer Science.' Ideal for the…

Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy

Little Robot Friends are tiny, expressive toys that teach children the principles of programming using emotional triggers. They also allow…

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Kano’s Pixel Kit Reviewed. Coding Has a Bright Future.

Looking for a way to brighten up coding lessons? Kano's Pixel Kit, a programmable lightboard, may just be the thing…

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‘Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code’ Teaches Kids to Think Like Coders

I've been wanting a book that I could recommend to youth that will help them to start thinking like a…

‘Scratch Coding Cards’ Make It Easy to Pick up Programming

What if you've never stepped foot in a computer science class, but you want your child to know how to…

Business or Pleasure: Which Laptop Is Best for Your Family?

New Year, New Devious Plans. I need some new hardware but I'm not sure which laptop best suits our Evil…

Hour of Code Lesson Ideas: Back to Basics

When I say 'Lesson Plan', it comes with a disclaimer. But yeah—I am totally taking over the world, and my…

Free ‘Teach Kids to Code’ PDF and an Amazing Contest!

DK has an amazing sweepstakes going on right now through December 13, 2016, giving away a coding library that consists…

Create Start-to-Finish Games With ‘Scratch Programming Playground’

I've reviewed a bunch of Scratch books for GeekDad over the years, and these books are always displayed on a…

Find Your Way with Moana in the Hour of Code

In 2014, kids were Frozen to their computers. In 2015, they were Awakened. This year, prepare to go Wayfinding with…

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New Kickstarter — Coding and Hardware for Spy Kids!

I'm always on the lookout for new tools to help with my summer tech camps, and the folks over at…

Robot Review: Making Wonder With Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot—Morse code for excellent robotics? Possibly so. Read my thoughts on this engaging duo that will inspire your…

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So You Want to Be an Independent Game Developer…

Rick Kelly had a computer science degree, a strong background in C++, and a great job working on Elder Scrolls…

Let’s Start Coding: The Next Step in Maker Education

Keep your older kids busy this summer by getting hands-on with making and coding an array of projects with kits…

Microsoft Hosts Free YouthSpark Coding Camps

This summer, Microsoft is hosting free YouthSpark Coding Camps for kids in many of their stores. Check out your local…

Kickstarter Alert: Movin’ With the Mover Kit

The Mover Kit: Wearable tech for kids; with a huge range of possibilities to code, create, and encourage kids to…

Kickstarter Alert: My Two Weeks With Codeybot

The Codeybot Kickstarter is coming to an end. I spent two weeks with one and learned these robots aren't just…

If You Can Dance, You Can Code

Behind the intimidating circuitry hidden inside the impersonal hardshell exterior known as computers is an elegant simplicity that can unlock…

Kano Computing – Where Was This When I Was a Kid?

We are truly living in exciting times for people who love to learn about and play with technology. Kano's latest…

Interview: PlayStation First and the Gaming Community

Now the Hour of Code is finished, what do you do with your budding game developers? EG Mum takes a…

Start Kids on a Coding Adventure with the ‘Minecraft’ Hour of Code

The Hour of Code Minecraft tutorial, aimed at kids ages 6 and up, encourages young Minecraft fans to learn to…

What Are Little Coders Made of?

Every parent dreams of their children turning into adults with successful careers they love. But how can you tell if…

‘CODEGIRL’ Documentary to Stream for Free on YouTube Nov. 1st-5th

Lesley Chilcott's new documentary 'CODEGIRL' follows teams of girls from around the world as they compete in the Technovation Challenge,…

‘Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding’ – Thinking Like a Computer

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious…