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Is Your Child Interested in Developing Games? Here is What They’ll Need to Learn

Playing video games is no longer a mere hobby, it’s flourished into a profession. In gaming competitions, conferences, and conventions, people of all ages celebrate their accomplishments both in play and design. With so much revolving around…
After school coding for kids

Value of After-School Programs

After-school programs were introduced in the early 1900s as a form of extended childcare. Today, these programs have evolved into organized applications of play, academics, and hobbies. While the original benefit of childcare is still implied,…

Future Careers in Technology

The tech industry is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 13% growth within this sector by 2026. With many new jobs on the horizon and a plethora of opportunities still to come, it's important that today’s…

Why Future Technology Is the Answer to Saving Remote Communities

As technology continues to evolve, it tends to end up more centralized in more urban areas, reaching more rural and isolated communities (farming, island or mountainous communities) last. As technology gets more advanced and more people move…
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The Importance of Summer Camps

More than just fun, but an experience. Summer camps are more than just a fun way to spend time during your break. They’re an opportunity to learn, grow, and explore oneself. Approximately 11 million children attend summer camp in the United…

How to Improve Your Child’s Independent Thinking Skills

What is Independent Thinking and Why Does It Matter? Independent thinking is the desire to assess on your own whether information is true or reasonable. Independent thinkers use their own lens to filter information, rather than accepting it…
Motor Skills

5 Reasons to Work on Your Child's Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills: An Essential Part of Child Development When we talk about fine motor skills, we’re referring to the use of small, precise movements of the muscles in the hands, fingers, wrists, and forearms to manipulate objects and use…
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Teaching your Kids to Code – Best Resources

There was a time when coding was considered a hobby for computer nerds and science geeks. The technicalities involved in the process weren’t for everyone, so only the elite programmers had the capability to code. Times have changed now, and…

Hackathon 101

iCode McKinney’s First Hackathon event: February 18, 2019 iCode family – it’s that time of the year and we could not be more pumped: iCode McKinney is hosting its first ever Hackathon! Now we know that some of you are seasoned Hackathon…
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Teach My Elementary Schooler Java!

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If only we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard that… When learning Math at school, students start by familiarizing themselves with numbers, then addition, subtraction and so on. They certainly don’t dive headfirst into calculus in…