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

4 Key Benefits to Learning Coding In a Classroom

December 9, 2015

Digital Adventures utilizes an instructor-led, classroom-based model for our coding classes for kids.There are 4 key reasons why we believe this approach is beneficial for our students. Getting Unstuck One of the biggest obstacles when learning a new subject, like coding, is how to get unstuck when faced with an unforeseen challenge. Without the ability to quickly understand where one went wro...


Use a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich to Introduce Coding to Your Kid

December 5, 2015

When you provide a computer with a set of instructions (lines of code) to execute, the machine does not have the ability to interpret context or ask questions to gain additional clarity like we humans do; the computer simply does exactly what it is told. To illustrate this concept, we are going to have your child (programmer) write down the instructions to make-a-sandwich and the parent (comput...


Why Learning to Code Matters

September 22, 2015

In 2011, Marc Andressen wrote a popular article in the WSJ entitled 'Why Software Is Eating The World'. In the article, Marc argues that large sections of the global economy are set to be overtaken by software enabled solutions/companies. More recently, Code.org has projected that by 2020, 1 million computer science jobs will go unfilled because we aren't graduating enough students from our uni...


Our approach to teaching coding to kids

April 25, 2015

My first exposure to coding was as a freshman in college. I had registered for an Intro to Computer Science course and was excited to learn more about the wonderful world of technology.  During our first lab session, we were asked to open a text editor and instructed to type lines of code from the textbook. While I certainly got better at typing, it didn't make me very excited about learning ho...


Coding - The New Language of Business

April 23, 2015

Throughout history, language and communication are what has helped separate human beings from other creatures. It is our ability to communicate that has enabled us to design, develop, and launch amazing inventions. Yet, there is one language that isn't widely available for study. That language is coding. Over the next several years, we are hopeful that coding/programming will be introduced into...


HELLO WORLD!

August 17, 2014

This is the start of a wonderful adventure. Thanks for joining us! We will use this space to keep our parents and early learners updated on what's going on with Digital Adventures.