The Digital Adventures Blog

6 Off-Screen Ways to Teach Coding Logic to Kids

October 11, 2018

While we often think of technology learning as the exclusive domain of screens and devices, there are also many other ways to introduce and develop the logic necessary to successfully build with technology. Below are 6 Off-Screen ways to teach coding logic to kids. 1. Sandwich Exercise One of the fundamentals of technology is to internalize that programming is the process of giving a series of ...


11 Tips to Help Prevent You & Your Kids from Being Hacked

October 4, 2018

Hacking seems to be occurring all the time. Just this week, we learned that China orchestrated a hack that targeted companies like Apple and Amazon with a tiny piece of hardware inserted onto the motherboard of very powerful servers. While most of us are not as enticing of a target as trillion dollar companies. This example does prove that hacking is something that we are all going to have to l...


26 tech words parents of tech-savvy kids should know

September 30, 2018

Every parent wants the opportunity to speak the language of their kids. For those of us who didn’t grow up with an Apple II, it may seem as though your tech-savvy kid is speaking a foreign language. However, it doesn’t have to be so difficult to understand what your kid is talking about. Below, we have put together a list of 26 common words that the parents of techie kids should know. Coding (...


Learning to code develops lifelong learners

September 21, 2018

For our parent’s and grandparent’s, there was a high level of comfort in developing a skillset and then monetizing it throughout your career. Whether that was working in a factory building automobiles or being an accountant, there was a reasonable chance that if you were good at your job, your employment was guaranteed for life. Not only that, but the confidence employer’s had in the rate of ch...


3 Reasons Why Every Kid Should Go PRO in Coding

September 14, 2018

Whether it is baseball, basketball, football, tennis, golf or swimming, nearly every kid plays sports at some point during their childhood.  Besides the obvious health benefits, there are some who start early and are able to progress all the way to the collegiate level. For the exceptional, a professional career is the ultimate goal. And what parent doesn’t want their child to reach the peak of...


10 Great Hardware & Software Platforms for Teaching Kids Coding

September 6, 2018

At Digital Adventures, we’ve been fortunate to work with hundreds of students to build thousands of technology-based projects at our state-of-the-art learning studios. During that time, our instructional team has had the opportunity to pilot and ultimately incorporate numerous hardware and software platforms that are designed to teach kids coding.Many of the organizations that are highlighted b...


Introducing Brain Sports | Innovative New Approach to Teaching Kids To Code

August 31, 2018

Over the past several years, Digital Adventures has worked to develop an education technology platform designed for kids who we believe are the emerging technologists that focuses on teaching our students to build with technology independently so they could one day change the world with their innovations and inventions. While, we’ve had great success in terms of the number of students we’ve wor...


5 Important Criteria When Picking A Kids Coding Class

August 24, 2018

With Facebook and Instagram feeds filled with back to school pictures of the next generation of leaders, now is a great time to start thinking about after-school activities for the kids. At the top or near the top of the list should be computer coding or technology classes. Statistics published at code.org says that jobs are being created that require computer science or engineering degrees at ...


4 Reasons Why We Celebrate Epic Failures at Digital Adventures

August 17, 2018

Ask anyone who has done programming for a meaningful period of time and they will describe the pleasure and pain of building with technology. On the one hand, when they build a new website, mobile app or product feature; there is a sense of euphoria along with a tremendous sense of accomplishment that human has conquered machine. On the other hand, the effort required to push through epic inter...


5 Key Reasons Why We Love our Competitors

August 10, 2018

When we started Digital Adventures 3 years ago, we had a vision for how we would teach kids to build with technology so that they could one day change the world! Since, that time, we have built out a curriculum leveraging best-in-class hardware & software programs, launched purposely-designed learning studios, hired engaging instructors, built a data-driven back-end technology platform focu...


5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe from Dangerous Viral Video Challenges

August 3, 2018

Let’s face it in a world dominated by social media, everyone wants their 30 seconds of fame. Whether the digital currency is likes, shares, retweets or comments; there is a great deal of social capital that is conferred on those whose content goal viral. Combine this with the still developing brain of children and the associated peer pressure, this desire for internet popularity can go terribly...


The Importance of Teaching Kids to Love Learning

July 27, 2018

Technological ProgressThe evolution in technology is a wonderful thing.  In today’s world, we can connect with friends and colleagues across the globe at the touch of a button.  We can verbally converse with semi-sentient robots living in our phones (Siri) and homes (Alexa) and find out anything from travel directions to daily trivia questions.  We can even order cupcakes-in-a-bottle with overn...


10 Surprising Lessons We’ve Learned From Teaching Over 1,000 Kids to Code

July 20, 2018

Digital Adventures was founded in 2015 with the mission to teach kids how to build with technology so they can change the world! Since opening our first learning studio on the North Shore of Chicago, we’ve taken more than 1,000 students through our fun, engaging, hands-on coding and engineering design projects. During that time, we’re proud to have earned over 50 5 Star Reviews on Google, Yelp ...


5 Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Their Kids' Technology Addiction

July 14, 2018

For the past several years, technology has started to play a larger and larger role in all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Initially, technology applications were used to develop increased efficiencies within professional settings - think robotic welders in automotive factories or word processing software in corporations. For the last several decades, we have seen generations of...


The Ultimate Guide for How to Pick a Computer for Your Child

July 7, 2018

One of the most frequent questions that we are asked at Digital Adventures is, ‘how do I pick a computer for my child?’ so that they can build with technology on their own. This is an important question and one that is more appropriate for a comprehensive guide so that parents and students can have easy access to this reference going forward. There are many key considerations that parents shoul...