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Gaming and Coding Collide at Lenovo Game State; Plus Yoga Book Computer Giveaway!

Gaming and Coding Collide at Lenovo Game State; Plus Yoga Book Computer Giveaway!

If your kids are into gaming why not let them game and learn some coding basics all at the same time? Lenovo has given GeekDad a Lenovo Yoga 3 Tablet to give away! Read More

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Hour of Code, Coming in December

Hour of Code, Coming in December

Wait, why are you sitting here, still reading this post? Don’t you know you’re supposed to be over on Code.org, registering your child’s school for Hour of Code? Or talking with other parents on how to get this program up and running? Fine, if you’re going to keep reading, you might as well know what I’m cooking up for my children’s school. Read More

The Geek Immigrant's Guide to Learning Coding (aka Learn Like a Kid)

The Geek Immigrant's Guide to Learning Coding (aka Learn Like a Kid)

Being a Geek Immigrant mother to two Geek Native children, I set off to learn coding so I could turn around and help my kids learn coding. And I learned some valuable things along the way. Enough to construct this guide in case you are like me and coming to Geekhood in middle age. It will help you learn coding as an adult so that you can turn around and teach coding to kids. It’s for every teacher, every Coderdojo organizer, every parent, every person who wants-to-learn-coding-for-whatever-reason-but-knows-nothing-about-computers. Read More

Fitting Coding Into an Already Stuffed Schedule

Fitting Coding Into an Already Stuffed Schedule

It’s the same problem schools are facing. Everyone recognizes the need for computer classes in schools, but what do you drop in order to fit them in to an already packed school day? No subject seems expendable, and that includes the fine arts and physical education, which often get the shaft when it comes to fitting in more subjects. Cut out recess? Then students lose valuable time to learn how to socialize with their peers. Read More