The Digital Adventures Blog

For parents, educators and students to discuss tech education for kids, best practices for teaching coding & engineering design to kids & emerging technology trends

7 Trends The Roblox IPO Reveals About The Future of Gaming

November 20, 2020

Since being founded in 2004, Roblox has grown to be a global gaming phenomenon. As with nearly all successful companies, they are going to take their talents to the public markets. Becoming a public traded company with the associated disclosures allow us to get some insights into what has and will continue to make Roblox successful. Below are 7 trends that the upcoming Roblox IPO reveals about ...


5 Reasons Why Playing Video Games is Great During & After The Pandemic

November 15, 2020

Whether on mobile devices, computers or gaming systems, there is no doubt that video games are taking up more and more of our kids time during this unprecedented global pandemic. As we begin seeing the first indications of a rising surge, we can start to ask ourselves “Is this much video game play a good thing?”.Not only are video games great during the pandemic but there are many reasons why y...


Finding The Right Online Balance for Kids During Covid

November 8, 2020

When the pandemic first started, most parents believed that the interruption to our daily lives would be temporary. Similar to many parents I know, I’ve always tried to balance the amount of time my kids spend on screens. As the founder of an education technology startup that focuses on teaching kids to code and build with technology, I do believe there is a balance to be struck between product...


How to Instantly Improve Virtual Learning for Kids

October 23, 2020

Earlier this year, we quickly pivoted our in-studio program offerings that teach kids how to code and build with technology to virtual classes at Digital Adventures. One of the big considerations that we had when making this shift is how closely we would be able to replicate the high quality in person educational experience that we had perfected over the years with thousands of kids earning 200...


What does learning to code actually teach kids?

October 10, 2020

Oftentimes, we can get so caught up in a trend that we don’t take a step back to understanding why we’re doing what we doing. Over the past several years, there has been a major push to teach kids how to code. The trends pointing towards a more technical future have never been clearer. However, that does not necessarily explain why we should teach kids to code or what they are actually learning...


What's the tech behind popular Xbox and Playstation games?

September 27, 2020

Console gamers have been anticipating the late Fall release of the next-gen Xbox and Playstation models for months. As expected, the games look great, but how are they actually made under the hood? When programmers code video games, like almost all modern software, they rarely start from scratch. Instead, they'll use what's called a game engine. Game engines are frameworks of pre-built code tha...


Build Your Kid’s Resilience with Coding & Technology Learning

September 13, 2020

In the midst of the global pandemic, we have learned that resilience is going to be the most in demand skill for the foreseeable future.  Kids who learn to be resilient will have a distinct advantage over those who have not developed this skill.The global pandemic has brought about many changes. One of the most noticeable is an increased use of technology to help navigate our lives. Customers a...


Top 10 Tips for Teachers from Virtual Students

September 6, 2020

We don’t want to be forced to always have our cameras on. In the classroom, you are not always looking at us. So, we don’t want to have to feel like we’re always on just because we’re virtual. We want the opportunity to socialize with our classmates. When we’re at school, we look forward to talking to our friends in the hallway, during recess, or at lunch. While we understand, there is a lot...


Learning to code and build with technology is really fun

August 30, 2020

When we think about coding and learning to build with technology, the image that might pop into your head is someone pulling out their hair or banging their hands on the keyboard.  While there are certainly moments of frustration, the reality is that learning to build with technology is first and foremost really fun.Helps you understand the world aroundFrom the time we wake up in the morning wi...


Apple vs. Epic: Fortnite App Store Battle Royale

August 23, 2020

Recently, Apple and Epic have gotten into major disagreement regarding the availability of offering Fortnite on the App Store.  The key issue is the fees that Apple requires for in-app transactions. Fortnite is one of the most popular freemium games. It is estimated that the game generates billions of dollars in fees for different customizations. The core of the argument is what is a fair perce...


TikTok You Don’t Stop

August 14, 2020

Recently the beloved video sharing service, TikTok, has become a political football for relations between China & the United States. The United States has accused the makers of TikTok of partnering with the Chinese government to use the application to spy on Americans. China has accused the US government of sour grapes from an innovation perspective due to the widespread global popularity o...


5 Post Covid-19 Lessons Learned from Re-Opening DA

August 13, 2020

As schools around the country begin to make plans for re-opening, we thought it would be helpful to highlight our own journey as an education providers for K-12 students. In mid-March, we were one of the 1st businesses like ours to completely shutter our operations.  For a small business, this was difficult. But, given the alternative of a student or a staff member becoming sick; it became much...


Cobra Kai Coding

August 9, 2020

One of my favorite movies as a child was The Karate Kid. The story centers around the main character, Daniel, and his karate teacher, Mr. Miyagi. Daniel is interested in learning karate so that he can protect himself from bullies at school and in his neighborhood. To develop his karate skills, Mr. Miyagi has Daniel embark on a series of seemingly unrelated projects like waxing cars and painting...


7 Simple Steps our EdTech Startup Took to Hack Our Way to 200+ 5 Star Reviews

July 31, 2020

We’re not a high frequency restaurant or even a business that customers are used to reviewing on social media. Digital Adventures competes within the education technology space by providing computer coding, engineering and design classes & digital technology camps in state-of-the-art learning studios for kids in pre-K through 12th grade. In short, we teach kids how to think and build like t...


Who Will Be The First Ninja of Online Live-Stream Education?

July 30, 2020

The first consistent, repeated exposure to online education for a large group of the general population was during a global pandemic. Unfortunately, the first impression was not great. While it is often said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, I think the reality is that online live-stream education will continue to iterate/improve.In fact, within the next several mon...