Lately, things have been changing in many places around the world. However, we hope that these articles can bring a little light into your life. Take a look at some of these informative, and at times inspirational stories.

Student typing during lockdown

1. We should keep kids coding in lockdown

Great suggestions on how to keep young kids learning during lockdown, and even better, with coding! From parental tips on teaching digital skills to coding games to play with kids, Jaxenter gives useful advice for keeping children entertained during this crazy pandemic.

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Aisha Bowe, Lingo developer

2. ‘No contact, no problem’: DC aerospace engineer develops coding kit for kids during pandemic

Aerospace engineer, Aisha Bowe, has created at-home coding kit for kids ages 13 and up. Bowe describes it as “a fun and engaging learning experience while being exposed to the fundamentals of hardware and software design”.

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Pittsburgh free coding camp

3. City Of Pittsburgh Offering Free Virtual Coding Camp For Kids This Summer

COVID-19 has inspired solidarity in many communities. Different cities across the world are joining together to ensure that people remain happy, healthy, and continue their education throughout this pandemic. A great example is the City of Pittsburgh as they are offering a free coding camp this summer!

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Ian Michael Brock, Virtual CS summer camp

4. A Chicago Teen Is Asking You For $1 to Scale His Virtual CS Summer Camp

Ian Michael Brock, A Chicago teen is asking for $1 to expand his virtual CS summer camp! We love seeing entrepreneurial kids advancing tech ed. This camp is going to last 8 weeks and will be for kids between 5th and 9th grade, check out how he’s been holding coding camps since the age of 12.

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CS Mind and AI

5. AI is silently revolutionising the world for students

Coding has made it possible for AI robots to continue to evolve and is infiltrating the professions of some of our most skilled workforce. More importantly, according to Gulf News, this could affect how our children are learning in the future.

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Game over play again

6. Whatever happened to the 1980s coding heroes?

Take a look at some of the interesting coding history as it relates to kids! More specifically, learn about what happened to the teenage “bedroom coders” of the 1980s.

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Coding contest winner

7. New Brighton pupil cleans up in coding contest

Simamnkele Dekeda was crowned the winner of a virtual coding tournament between 128 other contestants. Hear his reasons for why he wanted to win as well as what he wants to use coding for in the future.

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App for kids, exercisAR

8. Vancouver teen coding phenom using skills for good

A 14-year-old Canadian student created an app called exercisAR which helps people stay in shape despite the ongoing pandemic. Read more to learn more about Karthik’s popular apps and his accomplishments with fitness and technology.

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Teen coders change the world

9. How Teen Coders Are Actually Changing the World

Teens are changing the world through code everyday. Whether through addressing social problems through technology or by creating apps to promote mental health awareness, these kids are creating a more welcoming environment for teens online.

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Summer coding camp for girls

10. Chatham teens create summer coding camp for girls

Through their love for coding, two Chatman teens created summer camps designed for girls from 6th grade to 9th grade. See what these groups of girls are up to and why they believe that more women in STEM is so important.

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