Attend SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo

 Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum When: May 20, 2017 from 10am – 3pm Cost: $7 Drones Robotics ​Makerspaces Design Thinking Star Wars reenactors Yoga 3D Printing Origami Coding Video game design Breakout EDU Growth mindset Education companies Publishing companies Local artists and over 60 interactive exhibits, demonstrations, panels, and …

There’s a fun way to code!

Breen, Derek. Scratch for Kids for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Print. From the well-known “Dummies” series, this 371-page book teaches kids in grades 5-8 how to program using Scratch, a very popular and free programming language, where kids can create their own interactive stories, games, and …

How to introduce kids to the concept of programming

Here’s another book to help spark kids’ interest in programming: Bueno, Carlos. Lauren Ipsum: A Story about Computer Science and Other Improbable Things. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press, 2014. Print. This fiction book will appeal to kids in grades 5-8, who may not feel comfortable diving head-first into computer …

Coding is the new literacy

According to the New Media Consortium’s 2016 Horizon Report (K-12 Edition), one of the short term trends in technology that will have an impact on education in schools is the adoption of coding as a literacy. Coding fosters creativity and enhances problem solving skills, allowing students to become critical thinkers.