STEM

Code Ninjas Hosting Free Holiday Hack-A-Thons for Kids Ages 7-14

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a robust, nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills. We recommend: [Video] Exclusive Interview with “The People’s Engineer” Brianne C […]

[Video] New Partnership will Educate Teachers to Include Coding and Robotics Into the Classroom

Today, 42 percent of principals cite inadequate training as a barrier to expanding computer science offerings within their schools.  Coding and robotics provide an exciting opportunity for  educators to integrate hands-on, creative learning experiences into their classrooms. National nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), developer of the college-readiness system now used by more than 6,400 schools across […]

[Video] Exclusive Interview with “The People’s Engineer” Brianne C Martin on Careers in S.T.E.M

We met Brianne C Martin, the self-proclaimed “People’s Engineer”, at Hispanicize Texas 2017 in Houston. Brianne is a Latina on a mission. She wants to encourage kids to study S.T.E.M. careers (science, tech, education & math) by sharing all the opportunities available in these industries – specially for multicultural kids. Basically, she shares how cool […]

[Video] What’s Inside the “Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit” for Ages 8 and Up?

With invention at its core, the award-winning Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more. The Star […]

300 Nominees Announced for the Top S.T.E.M. Competition for Middle School Students

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of the Top 300 competitors in the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, […]

The New Video Game, FrogLeap, is for Tweens and Coded Entirely by 100 Kids

LeapLearner, an ed-tech company based in Shanghai, published the new video game “FrogLeap” which was created and coded entirely by kids. The rising startup brought together children ages 4-15 to create what is probably the world’s most collaboratively coded video game. The massive hackathon where the game was created took place during Yomo Shanghai as part of GSMA […]

Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground Provides Tweens with Hands-On Coding and Robotics Experience

Tweens ages 7+ can  explore coding and learn vital science and technology skills through engaging, hands-on activities with Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground book and “sandbox.” Wonder Workshop announced the integration of its popular Dash robot into Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s educational coding app for iPad, which boasts over one million users. Now students will be able […]

The Top 10 Game-Changers for Kids and Tech in the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

This was the year when coding became as important a kids’ skill as readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic. It’s the year augmented reality went mainstream thanks to Pokémon GO! and there were clever uses of everything from Play-Doh to labyrinths. Finally, it was the year when we recognized that physical and digital play go hand in […]

Why It’s Important to Get Young Girls Involved in STEM (Science, Tech, Education & Math)

Researchers suggest that by 2020, there are expected to be one million more computing jobs than students in the U.S. which could lead to an untapped market of $500 billion. There is a staggering deficit of women, less than 25%, in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. While male students are three […]

Super Cute Video Features Tween Girls Playing Famous Women Including Beyonce & Hillary Clinton

With the launch of Fast-Forward Girls, the mission-based company GoldieBlox is celebrating today’s role models and the generation of girls they’ve inspired – the girls who have broken the mold, blazed a trail, and made it happen. GoldieBlox make toys, games, and media to give girls confidence in themselves and in STEM (science, tech, education […]

Digital Media Academy Launches “Made by Girls” Scholarship Program for Girls 8-12

In an effort to further its mission to help girls reach their fullest potential through an introduction to technology, Digital Media Academy (DMA) has launched the Made by Girls Scholarship program. DMA invites young women ages 8-17 who are interested in using technology to express their creativity and build a better world to apply for […]

[Video] “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley Opens “Tween Tech Center,” for STEM learning of Middle School Students

Many of today’s youth are not exposed to STEM (science, technology, education & math) role models and careers, and during the out-of-school time, “Boys & Girls Clubs” provide high-impact programming to positively engage students in STEM subjects. In partnership with Samsung, “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley, CA open the doors to their […]

[Video] “Young Innovators Fair” to Support STEM Education Jan 2nd & 3rd in Philly

The Young Innovators Fair is a platform that brings STEM (science, technology, education & math) to life on a massive scale so children can learn more about these all-important areas While some are just getting back to work following New Year celebrations, an enthusiastic group from Digital Media Academy will already be in place in Oaks, […]

Teens Exploring Tech Opens “The Cube v 2.0” in Los Angeles

“Teens Exploring Technology (TXT),” a non-profit that uses coding to turn teens of color into tech leaders, relocated  “The Cube” to a new and improved headquarters and hackerspace in South Los Angeles on Nov 4th. “The Cube V 2.0” will be a place for community members to “Lead, Innovate, and Learn” together young men of color betwwen […]