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Useful apps to help you learn coding

Useful apps to help you learn coding

At Techcamp Computer Camps we use custom configured PCs loaded with appropriate software to teach those attending how to code. There are, however, also many tablet apps available which can help young coders get started.

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Tech leaders lobby to include coding in the curriculum of US primary and secondary school s

Tech leaders lobby to include coding in the curriculum of US primary and secondary school s

Some of the biggest names in tech and corporate America, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, have teamed up with governors and educators to ask Congress to provide $250 million in federal funding to school districts in

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Todays cool Tech Toys

Todays cool Tech Toys

With technology skills becoming more and more important in every day like, toy manufacturers are innovating new ways of getting kids coding. Maker Kit is one such toy.

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Technology and Computer Science need to become part of Irelands school curriculum

Technology and Computer Science need to become part of Irelands school curriculum

A joint study from Trinity College Dublin and Google states that ICT needs to be part of each and every classroom and an investment is necessary.

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Why should our kids learn to code?

Why should our kids learn to code?

For me it’s all about problem solving. Coding is about solving problems, logically. Much of what we, and our kids, have to do in our daily lives is centered around problem solving – whether you are a doctor, engineer, teacher or lawyer, you need to be able to solve problems in order to progress.

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It’s so cool when technology leverages a kids curiosity

It’s so cool when technology leverages a kids curiosity

Kids learn more effectively when they’re allowed to explore things on their own and that’s precisely why an interactive giant waterfall, called Connected Worlds,  at the New York Hall of Science looks so cool. Connected Worlds, is a cutting-edge installation that aims to teach youngsters about environmental

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5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

Being able to programme is fast becoming a life skill. There are many reasons why everyone, especially young people, should learn how to programme : Here are some more reasons: Graphic by Kodable

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Encouraging girls to programme

When it comes to getting more girls interested in coding, research shows you should start early. As early as second class, girls begin to form stereotypes associating boys with math, according to a 2015 study conducted by the University of Washington. By the time they enter college,

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Early teaching of mathematics and technology subjects needs to be reviewed

Early teaching of mathematics and technology subjects needs to be reviewed
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I built a website all about Minecraft.

I built a website all about Minecraft.

  One of the things we did at this Easters Computer Camp in Clonmel was to build websites with their very own blog section. We had great fun adding YouTube videos, slide shows, pictures and even animations to our sites. The campers learned the basics of web design

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