2018 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW STEM Gift List 2018

Today, I am sharing Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) STEM gift list for 2018. I like PLTW’s gift guide because it is developed by an organization that develops STEM curriculum for students across the US. Here you will find a mix of educational toys, games, and kits that will pique your child’s interests and get

2017 Holiday STEM Gift List: What PLTW Educators Recommend

PLTW 2017 STEM Gift List

If you are looking for toys, games, and kits that will ignite your child’s interest in STEM this holiday season, take a look at Project Lead The Way’s 2017 STEM Gift List. I shared their gift guide last year and the response was very positive. I was happy when I received their new gift list; here

2016 Holiday STEM Gift Guide: What PLTW Educators Recommend

SmartGames IQ Link

Today I am excited to share a gift list that is focused on engineering and computer science and was developed by Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curriculum for K-12 students across the US. I am always on a quest to find quality STEM products for my kids and there are

LexHack: Boston Area Hackathon for High School Students

LexHack 2014

I am excited to let Boston area parents know about an upcoming hackathon event created just for high school students. It’s called LexHack and it is being held on Saturday, September 19 at Lexington High School from 8am-11pm (yes, it is 12 hours long!) What’s a hackathon? It is an event where a large number

Is Your Child Ready for Computer Camp? Questions to Ask.

Summer computer camp

For kids who love technology, summer is a great time to explore interests and learn new skills by taking classes. If your child enjoys video games, programming, and computers, they might be interested in attending computer camp and taking courses in programming, app development, game design, web design, 3D animation and modeling, and more. A

Considering a Summer Computer Camp For Your Child? Try iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps logo

My daughter began to learn computer programming when she was 8-years old. I know that may seem young, but my husband and I knew she had an affinity for computer games and tech, and we wanted to encourage her development. Since she was young, I figured a summer computer camp, with trained instructors, might be

Video Game Design Competition for Teens: Sign Up Now!

Video Game Design

Does your teen dream of designing their own video game?  If so, they can put their gaming and computer programming experience to good practice by designing a game and entering it in the 2014-2015 National STEM Video Game Challenge sponsored by the Smithsonian in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media. The

Want your child to learn computer programming? Start with Scratch.

Scratch Cat

Is 8-years old too young to learn computer programming? I don’t think so. Every child should get an introduction to computer programming and some hands-on experience at a young age– while they’re still receptive to trying new things. Even if they don’t aspire to be an engineer, it’s important to get an understanding of basic