Emiel Kampen, an independent game designer and teacher at the Utrecht University of the Arts (HKU) will speak at NewTechKids' upcoming 'Kids and Gaming' seminar for parents, caretakers and teachers on Sunday, November 24 at the Amsterdam Public Library. Register here. He thinks Fortnite is so popular because it offers a wide variety of activities, including social connection, competition and challenge. It's important that parents, caregivers and teachers understand the implications of children's technology usage.

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Rudi is Senior Family Counsellor at the Yes We Can Youth Clinics. He'll be speaking and answering questions at NewTechKids' seminar on 'Kids and gaming' on November 24 in Amsterdam. If there's one piece of advice that Rudi Voet wants to give parents when it comes to guiding and managing their children's online gaming, it's this: establish boundaries. At the seminar, he'll speak about how to tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy gaming, signs

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Register here When it comes to guiding and managing children's online gaming activities, there's no definitive guidelines or rules. Often, parents, caretakers and teachers end up winging it. NewTechKids' team believes that the time has come for adults to proactively develop a game plan, especially because of the growing popularity of gaming and the rise in unhealthy gaming and gaming addiction. To this end, we've organized a seminar for parents, caregivers and teachers on 'Kids

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During our Fall school vacation camp (October 21-25, 2019), kids ages 7-12 explored the theme of climate change while learning about computer science, programming, design and digital fabrication. NewTechKids' strategy was to highlight this topic which is on everyone's mind and constantly in the news, showcase how technology is being used to solve climate change problems, teach basic computer science concepts and challenge kids to design and prototype their own solutions. We partnered with Maakplaats021,

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Read more and register. In mid-August, the Guardian newspaper published an article about the Yes We Can Youth Clinics in the Netherlands which helps UK teenagers deal with their gaming addiction. That's when parents started calling NewTechKids to ask questions about healthy vs. unhealthy gaming and how to tell if their children (boys AND girls) are addicted to gaming. In response, we are organizing a seminar for parents under the theme "Kids and Gaming: guiding and

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On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder, will speak at the WiT (Women in Tech) Regatta in Amsterdam. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on the theme "Busting the Myth: Why Girls Don't Participate in STEM and How to Cruise Ahead". The panel will explore if it's true that girls are less interested in technology and pursuing technology-related studies and if so, what can be done to change this. She'll draw on

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NewTechKids is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Amsterdam Public Library's Maakplaat 021 initiative to bring a combination of computer science, programming and digital fabrication (3D printing, laser cutting, etc.) education to kids. Next week, we'll be hosting a special Fall School Holiday (Herftsvakantie) camp from October 21-25 at the Library. The camp will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English and runs everyday from 10:00 - 16:00. Kids ages 8-12 will

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This Fall, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder, will speak at two conferences about the future of learning and strategies to provide children, from a young age, with the technology education they need to thrive in the future. She'll head to Frankfurt, Germany from September 11 to 13 to speak at the me Convention, an annual event curated through a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and SXSW (South by Southwest). For its third edition, the event has evolved into

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A few months back, Deborah Carter, Founder of NewTechKids, had an interesting conversation with a Google executive responsible for the company's computer science education initiatives worldwide. The executive remarked that there are huge discrepancies in student knowledge amongst first year students enrolled in university and college computer science courses. Those who have taken courses, participated in school clubs and extracurricular activities, and/or explored programming with parents or other adults have a huge advantage. Those with

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Last week, NewTechKids wrapped up its 2019 summer camps for kids ages 7-12, taught in a combination of Dutch and English. What made this year's summer camps so special was our new collaboration with the Amsterdam Public Library's Maakplaats 021 (Maker Space 021) initiative. Our teaching teams worked together to develop two, hybrid summer camps. The format was as follows: mornings focused on computer science, programming and robotics while afternoons focused on design thinking applied

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