Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code


Time Magazine | Lisa Eadicicco Swift Playgrounds is the latest effort to help kids learn to become programmers One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the...

July 18, 2016 MindMake

The Case For Teaching Your Kids To Code


Fast Company | Jonathan Stern, Fatherly Not only are tech jobs going to be the jobs when your son or daughter graduates high school (by 2020, the U.S. will create 1.4 million jobs in computer science-related fields), chances are, those...

July 8, 2016 MindMake

Check Out Sony’s Answer To LEGO Mindstorms


Engadget – Steve Dent The robotic and coding kits are the first element in Sony’s Global Education program.   Governments and educators around the world want to teach kids coding at an early age, so many corporations are eager to...

March 11, 2016 MindMake

Check Out LittleBits’ #InventForGood Challenge!


By Littlebits You know you’ve had it. The moment when an object breaks or doesn’t do what you want it to and you think to yourself, “I could make this better for myself….or the world! (cue ominous laughter).” But...

March 9, 2016 MindMake

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers


Wired – Hope Wellington ACCORDING TO AYAH Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access...

March 8, 2016 MindMake

Coding for Girls – Tools to Get Girls More Easily into Tech


Intel iQ – Jon Irwin How a hackathon project became a Kickstarter success that is enticing young students to dive into the world of software development. Computer programs allow us to build almost anything these days, from complicated construction blueprints...

March 5, 2016 MindMake

Tech That Teaches


Mental Floss – Alyssa Oursler Your kids may spend more time staring at screens on smartphones, tablets, and computers than books, but that downtime can still be educational. Check out these apps that can teach children of all ages far...

February 27, 2016 MindMake

Teens Start Movement To Teach Kids To Code


Business Insider – Julie Bort While other high school kids spend their weekends playing sports, video games and hanging with friends, two Silicon Valley teenagers spend their free time teaching other kids to code. Vineet Kosaraju, a 17-year-old high school senior...

February 22, 2016 MindMake

Why Minecraft Is Important For Every Fan Of The Game


The Guardian – Keith Stuart At the densely crowded Bett show, a mammoth education technology conference taking up most of London’s ExCel venue, a vast audience has gathered to watch one particular demonstration. It is Microsoft’s newly announced Minecraft: Education...

February 3, 2016 MindMake

Internet-Connected Toys Spark a New Era of Play


Intel iQ – Jon Irwin A new generation of kids are playing with toys that plug into the Internet of Things, teaching new skills and inspiring creativity. From building blocks to Cabbage Patch Kids, children’s toys have often relied on...

January 23, 2016 MindMake
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