Hour of Code 2018 Activities for Kids

Hour of Code Logo

Get ready because it’s time for the Hour of CodeTM 2018 and there is a large number of new coding activities available! The ‘Hour of Code’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction

Join a Girls Who Code Club

Girls Who Code Logo

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology by teaching computer science to girls in grades 3-5 and 6-12. Girls Who Code holds free coding clubs for girls throughout the U.S. during the school year.  Members receive instruction from volunteer instructors in computer science, including project-based activities

After School and Summer Coding Classes for Kids in Massachusetts

coding class for kids

Do you want your kids to learn to code? More and more students are getting some exposure to computer programming before they head to college, whether it’s in the classroom or in an out-of-school program. Getting an introduction to computer programming and learning to code will benefit today’s generation of kids, regardless if they pursue

Microsoft Store Hosts 2018 Summer YouthSpark Camps

Microsoft Store YouthSpark Summer Camp

Microsoft Store has announced their five new STEM summer camps for 2018 and if you are looking for coding camps, robotics camps or summer activities for kids, these STEM programs are FREE and online registration is now open. The camps are offered at Microsoft Stores around the country and are designed for children ages 8+.

Hour of Code 2017 Activities for Kids

Star Wars Hour of Code

Hour of Code 2017TM will be taking place during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 4-10, 2017. I am a strong advocate of Hour of Code and have been pleased to watch interest and participation in this important movement grow over the past few years. Hour of Code is a wonderful way to introduce students to

Juni Learning: Online Coding Classes for Kids at Home

Juni Learning HTML Class

Over the past few years, I have watched the number and variety of coding classes for kids (outside of school) grow quite a lot. Kids can take classes in camps during the summer, participate in after-school programs during the school year, and even attend one-day workshops hosted at libraries and universities. There are coding classes

Microsoft Store Hosts Summer 2017 YouthSpark Camps

Microsoft YouthSpark Camp

All Microsoft Store locations will offer kids a variety of tech-oriented camps this summer through their YouthSpark program. Microsoft YouthSpark Camps are year-round programs that are free and designed to connect kids with Microsoft, technology, and products through a fun and engaging experience while preparing kids for the future by providing a meaningful, STEM-based learning

Tips for Finding the Right Minecraft Class for Your Kids


Does your child love to play the video game Minecraft? Most likely the answer is “Yes!” Minecraft is an immersive, open-ended adventure game where players use imagination and creativity to explore and create worlds, find and gather resources, and build things like tools and structures out of 3D cubes. As the popularity of Minecraft has

Enjoy a Special Discount for iD Tech Summer Computer Camps 2017

iD Tech summer computer camp

I am delighted to announce a special discount for BostonTechMom readers at iD Tech computer camps. You can save $100 off a camp or $35 on a Mini camp. This offer is good through the entire summer camp season and expires 8/31/17. Take advantage of the offer by entering the promo code “BOSTONTECH17” when you