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Starcoder Teaches Kids to Code While They Play

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There are lots of different ways to introduce kids to coding, but often the best way to teach someone a new topic is to pair it up with something they already love. Want to learn about a historical event? Watch a movie about it. Interested in learning how to cook? Then try recipes for some of your favorite meals. When it comes to learning how to code, why not build a game around that goal, specifically? That’s what Jonathan Martin and the rest of his team at Win2Learn are doing with their successfully funded Kickstarter game Starcoder. Read More

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Coding for Kids: 4 Ways to Introduce Kids to Coding

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As you read this, you’re staring at words placed strategically on the screen of a digital device using lines and lines of computer code. In order for you to read these words on a magical Wi-Fi wonder device, a team of engineers had to sit down and figure out what they wanted the device to do. They had to work through the multiple ways they would go about designing and implementing the application. Using problem-solving, innovation, and hard math and computer science, engineers had to create vast amounts of software. Software is used in everything from the cars we drive to the phone games we play while waiting in line. Read More