All I want for Christmas is more kids in coding! Coding and STEM have traditionally been fields without much diversity, but these articles are showing a shift. Women, POC, children, and rockstars are sharing their unique gifts through code. Get inspired and find ways to help your kid in their pursuit of coding.
1. Best STEM and Tech Gifts For Kids and Teens 2020
Need a last minute gift idea? This is a list of tried and true gifts that your kid would love to see under the tree. From robots to VR headsets, we’re wishing you a tech-y Christmas this year.
2. Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Sunita Kaur of Twitch On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience
We love to see women in STEM rise up and take leadership. It can be a hard road to do that in a male dominated industry, but Sunita Kaur succeeded and shares her wisdom in leading as a woman in STEM.
3. BBC Recruits Doctor Who to Help Teach Kids How to Code
Doctor Who fans can get excited because the Doctor is sharing her curious tools with young coders everywhere. The HiFive Inventor is a fun gift for any Whovian.
4. This Female Founder Is Creating A Playground That Breaks Down Barriers In STEM Education
We knew that coding early helps open possibilities for girls and minority groups. Bryanne Leeming figured out a way to make coding a whole body experience, making it more accessible to all.
5. STEM Is Not an Acronym
STEM got its name from an acronym of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but why were those four subjects integrated into STEM? This article explains how the whole is more than the sum of its parts.
6. Coding the future: the tech kids solving life’s problems
Five stories of kids with one thing in common: they’re using code to address problems. From developing medical equipment to video games for the blind and much more. Check out these kids and get inspired.
7. Rockstar programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding
Coding isn’t just for STEM careers. Nearly all jobs could be benefitted by knowledge in coding. Even rock stars, like the frontman for Weezer, find that coding makes their jobs easier.
8. Kids guide to 200+ common programming terms and definitions
We don’t usually post our own content, but this dictionary is really useful. It’s “Let Me Add a Bookmark so I can Find it Every Time My Kid Starts Talking About Their Coding Classes” useful.
9. Makers partners with Coding Black Females
Diversity makes us better. How important is it to see black women in the coding field? Important enough to provide them free education. See how Coding Black Females supports diverse talent.
10. Local 13-year-old with passion for coding is trying to make Christmas cheer contagious with light show
The title says it all. Nicholas Burlarley saved up all year to buy the tech for a festive light show. He faced a lot of challenges, including sabotage from a grinch, but that didn’t stall the show.