Coding with Youth Digital

“Coding is the new literacy. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.” – Mitchel Resnick, professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab and director of the Lifelong Kindergarten research group. When G1 discovered the joys of playing Minecraft, it was as I predicted […]

Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!

Ever since Minecraft came out, children all around the world have been drawn to it like moths to a flame. Many teachers have discovered the educational benefits of Minecraft and found ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. Now Mojang have gone one step further and created an education edition of Minecraft to make it even easier […]

An Hour of Code with The Foos

The mark of a good educational app is one that gets the children engaged without you having to nag them. Sometimes, it differs for each child so you may need to look around to try a few different apps before you find one that works. I confess that aside from Kodable, it hasn’t been easy getting […]

Teaching Kids the Code of Minecraft

There is something magical about Minecraft that draws children in like a magnet. Kids of all ages love to play Minecraft but what’s probably the best part about Minecraft is its educational applications. Having discovered what a powerful educational tool Minecraft can be, educators and parents alike have started to take advantage of what it offers. […]

2015 Brings Exciting Projects for the Hour of Code

It’s the year 2015 and the Hour of Code is more exciting than ever… About the Hour of Code If you have absolutely no idea what the hour of code is, here it is in a nutshell: The Hour of Code is a global movement with a goal of reaching tens of millions of students […]

What’s the Big Deal about Coding?

Coding has been hailed as one of the most important subjects of 21st Century education that every child needs to learn, but is it really all that important? Here’s why learning to code is more than just learning another language… “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches […]

Tynker: Teaching Kids a New Language – Code

In 21st Century education, it is important for children to learn another language but this language is not the usual languages we have become accustomed with. This is the language of computers and technology – code. The realisation of this importance has led to the development of many new programs aiming to teach young children about […]

Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids

Minecraft is not only fun, it’s also proving to be highly educational. Here are some of the skills your child can learn from playing Minecraft: Reading Writing Arithmetic Geometry and Spatial Reasoning Music Teamwork Basic Technology Science Creativity Basic Survival Skills Problem Solving Skills Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. If […]

Learn Java with Minecraft – Mod Design 1 from Youth Digital

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard all about the Minecraft craze that has children of all ages in a frenzy. And because of the educational benefits that Minecraft offers, parents and educators have been quick to seize this opportunity to extend the learning. Now with Mod Design 1 from Youth Digital, students can learn […]

Events: The Hour of Code

What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The goal is to provide a one-hour introduction to computer science during 8th to 14th December 2014. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages (there’s even one for Frozen with Elsa and […]