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Science & Tech

Kids Need to Learn to Code: Here’s How to Do It Right

Learn to Code

 

No matter their interests, Kids will find fun in coding

Guest Post: Laura Giuggio, Technology Integration Specialist

My motivation came from a workshop. THE workshop in my career that changed everything. One Saturday afternoon in Holyoke, Massachusetts in January 2015, I was going to learn to code.

I went into the workshop convinced I was going to be clueless. What did I know about coding? My last attempt was in 1988 when I saw a blinking cursor on a screen and had to write in lines of code to make the computer work. Didn’t innovation and my new Macbook … READ MORE

Product & Book Reviews

Here We Go Again: Time To Plan Your Nerd’s Summer Camp

CuriousGroundhog Day was just last week, but we parents already know what time it is regardless of Punxsutawney Phil’s predicting we’re in for another six weeks of winter. It’s summer camp sign-up season!

For a few weeks now, parents across the country have been organizing their summer calendars and scrambling to get online as soon as that perfect drama or nature camp’s registration goes “live.”

Oh, were you five minutes late registering? Say hello to the waiting list and move on to the next sleep-away or day camp’s website to try, try again.

A Wealth of Options for Summer Camp

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Science & Tech

Want to Save the World? Learn to Code

In the depths of an empty network farm, middle of nowhere:

Tap…tap…tap.

In a dingy, dark basement, the green projection of a computer monitor glowing across her face, our hero typed with fury.

“We only have a few seconds; can you break the code?” her friend’s voice came prodding through her headset.

Our hero kept typing. Panic wasn’t in her nature.

“Do you have it?” her friend pressed. “Please tell me you have it!”

With a final tap on the dusty keyboard and hint of a sly smile on her face, GirlTastic finally announced, “It’s done. My program will block READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life Science & Tech

Meet the Seshan Brothers, The Middle Schoolers Who Are Inspiring the Next Generation of Roboteers

The Seshan Brothers are middle-school entrepreneurs, coding gurus, world-class tinkerers, LEGO Robotics champions, peer teachers, and pretty much everything Raising Nerd is all about. Together, Sanjay, 13, and Arvind, 11, are an unstoppable team of superNerds from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who founded EV3Lessons.com in 2014 to help other kids learn robotics and become creative, successful coders and engineers.

Raising Nerd Profile: The Roboteers - Seshan Brothers

 

We are huge fans of The Seshan Brothers’ two-pronged credo of “Let’s Learn Together” and “Learn by Doing.” Our Nerd Profiles usually provide an adult’s perspective as a way to inspire kids to pursue STEM careers and what could become their life’s READ MORE