Teacher Spotlight: Aaron Turransky
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by Jennifer Gilbert
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Aaron didn’t start learning coding until he was an adult, and it was a bumpy process in the beginning. Thankfully he kept at it, tried a different programming language, and discovered he loved coding. It’s become such a passion that he’s pursuing a second college degree related to technology while also being one of our standout teachers. How Loving Puzzles Turned Into a Love of Coding Although he loves technology now, Aaron grew up around famil ..read more
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7 Free Math Websites for Kids and Teens
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by Jacob Smith
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Without a doubt, math is one of the most important subjects for preparing kids and teens for the real world. But for many kids, the lessons they learn in the classroom may not be enough to really cement the concepts they need in order to master it. Luckily, there are a ton of great online options for getting some extra practice in to make sure their lessons stick. Here are some of the best. Table of Contents Best Math Websites for Elementary ..read more
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Top 10 Coding Resources for Kids – May 2021
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by Jennifer Gilbert
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Companies are responding to the demand for new technology resources for kids, including new devices, games, and web browsers. There’s also a lot of talk about how to make it easier for kids and teachers to access technology at school and home — see the latest news below. 1. 17 Compelling Canadian Toy Industry Statistics for 2021 The toy industry is growing in 2021, especially with video games and electronic toys. Find out what toys are most i ..read more
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How To Make a Game on Scratch
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by Jacob Smith
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Creativity can take many forms, from an artist drawing in a sketchbook, a musician composing a tune, or even a home chef attempting a new meal. But what happens when that ‘creative itch’ comes for a gamer? Well, that’s what Scratch is for! Scratch is a block-based coding language that can be used to program all sorts of games. It was created by a team based out of MIT to encourage young coders to stretch their abilities and make something new ..read more
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Top 9 Coding Toys for Kids 2021
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by Jacob Smith
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Fred Rogers, of Mr. Roger’s fame, was once quoted as saying, “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” If we believe that to be true, and I see no reason to doubt Mr. Rogers, then it stands to reason that providing our kids with toys, games, and apps that can teach them useful skills for life is better than simply getting them toys to distract them. And what better subject to teach than coding? With that in mind, here i ..read more
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Teacher Spotlight: April Rood
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by Jennifer Gilbert
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! April fell in love with technology from the moment her dad brought home the family’s first computer, but it wasn’t until halfway through college that she realized it could become a career. Although coding has certainly changed since April first started teaching herself to code, what hasn’t changed is her enthusiasm for building websites and applications, which she shares with all of her CodeWizardsHQ students. It All Started With an Apple IIe A ..read more
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Student Spotlight: Charlie G.
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by Jennifer Gilbert
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Meet Charlie G! Not only has Charlie been a CodeWizardsHQ student for nearly a year and a half, he’s become an unofficial part of the CodeWizardsHQ team thanks to his excellent work as a moderator in our forums (he even created his own Discourse bot to help with moderation). Multiple instructors recommended Charlie for our Student Spotlight, and we couldn’t agree more! Charlie is currently in his sixth CodeWizardsHQ class in our high school cod ..read more
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Top 10 Coding Resources for Kids – April 2021
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by Jennifer Gilbert
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! It’s fantastic to see how many kids and college students are already doing amazing things in coding (and STEM in general) while they’re still in school! Learn more about these amazing young people below, along with exciting advances in robotics and STEM resources available for school districts and students. 1. What to Do If People Laugh At Your Idea When Alexis Block started her work on HuggieBot, the first human-sized hugging robot with visu ..read more
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Understanding STEM through Stats
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by Jacob Smith
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Introduction to STEM Statistics Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. STEM is the interactions between these topics that result in so much more than each part taken on its own. And more than just that, STEM is all the ways that these core disciplines are interacting with each other. It is a summation of what is happening in job fields across the board in this digital age. Whether it’s the way computers are improving how we do business or the ..read more
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How to Play Minecraft with Friends
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by Thomas Kellough
1y ago
Online coding academy for kids and teens ages 8-18. Enroll to learn real-world programming languages like Python, Java, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and more! Minecraft is arguably the best-selling game of all time, depending on what kind of statistics you are looking at and who is doing the research. Regardless of its exact placement on the list, there is no doubt that it is one of the most popular games downloaded. There are a handful of reasons for this.  Minecraft can be downloaded on nearly any gaming platform including, but not limited to, PC, Mac, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, mobi ..read more
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