The Hackaday Prize is a competition sponsored by the online community Hackaday, which is dedicated to taking back the term “hacking.” Hackaday says “Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead…
In a series on gamesandlearning.org, Sande Chen is digging into the state of educational games. (We discussed Part I of her series here.) In Part II, she analyzed funding sources for educational game developers. Read More
One charter school teacher in Oklahoma City has gotten his students started coding–in kindergarten.
Wes Dicken uses Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop to introduce the kids to programming. After all, what kid doesn’t want to control robots?
Learning to code helps kids develop what Dicken calls a mindset that helps them with engineering and development.
“Students are taught to identify the problem, execute a plan, and then evaluate it to see whether or not their plan worked. If it did not work, they can figure out why, and then go back and correct the problem,” he writes for the Hechinger Report. Read More
Ubisoft Montréal has announced the CODEX program. It will deliver $8 million and more than 1,000 hours of volunteer instruction in coding and programming over five years to 17 different educational partners. The program will specifically serve kids in underpriveleged Canadian neighborhoods. Read More
Made with Code is Google’s effort to get girls and women more interested in coding through programming tutorials and mentoring. Now Made with Code is collaborating with Pixar to offer a tutorial based on the popular movie “Inside Out.” Read More