It's challenging to prepare your child(ren) to be successful in a world where technology is constant and rapid. Literally every field, industry, training and study path and career is being transformed by technology, whether it's digital skills, computer science, data science, artificial intelligence or IT. NewTechKids has compiled this list of concrete actions parents, caregivers, teachers and mentors can take to help kids acquire the future-proof knowledge, skills and thinking they'll need to enjoy a

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Our friends at QuestFriendz, an educational children's book publisher, are doing an amazing job of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to life for kids. They'll soon release the first book in a new series titled "SuperQuesters: The Case of the Stolen Sun" in which three best friends turn into superheroes to solve challenging science problems. The interactive story includes hands-on activities and has been designed in line with key stage 1 of the

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NewTechKids is proud to officially launch Mokum Maakcoalitie activities along with our partners: the Amsterdam Public Library/Maakplaats021, de Waag, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Hogeschool van Amsterdam. NEMO Science Museum, Cinekid, The Beach, Designathon Works, Lekkersamenklooien, Cultura Nederland, Next Nature Network en de W&T kennismakelaars (Science & Technology knowledge brokers) from the City of Amsterdam. Our joint mission is to accelerate the spread of Maker education in the City of Amsterdam through in-school and extracurricular activities for

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We often tell our students that technology, whether devices or software, wasn't invented in a day. The phone, TV or gaming console that they use was developed over years by multiple people and is still being improved upon now. All invention processes start with protototyping. Inventors create a quick and dirty object and then test and refine it. There's often a lot of failure involved and inventors need to develop resilience to keep trying and

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NewTechKids is teaching a 10-week bootcamp in partnership with Dynamo Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Public Library. Dynamo organizes activities for children in different neighbourhoods through its Talententent program. The bootcamp for kids ages 8-12 is being held at the Library's Ijburg branch. Kids are inventing a series of robots and tech prototypes based on popular children's books and films. So far, they've designed robot snails based on the "Turbo" film and chocolate factory robots based

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The best, most future-proof skill that parents, caregivers and teachers can impart to kids is "learning how to learn" and mastering different ways of learning. As such, NewTechKids is organizing 'Try It Out' workshops on Saturday, January 15th and Sunday, January 16th for kids ages 8-12 at the Amsterdam Public Library. The workshops will take place each day from 13:00 - 14:30 and 15:00 - 16:30. Spaces are limited. Register here. During these workshops, we'll

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Register for NewTechKids bootcamps. Teaching through the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, to say the least.  But it has become even more challenging now that cases have risen rapidly in the Netherlands due to the Omicron variant. From the start, NewTechKids has taken serious measures to protect our students and teachers and reduce the risk of transmission in our after-school and holiday bootcamps. This includes requiring our students to wear masks for the duration of

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Music is the universal language for everyone, including kids. Which is why NewTechKids is excited to continue our ongoing collaboration with IT company Schuberg Philis by being one of program partners for an event this weekend designed for the children of colleagues. We'll be teaching workshops which introduce kids 8-12 to computer science, coding and robotics. Kids will explore how robots can perform music by inventing their very own robot orchestra. Other workshops given by

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NewTechKids is thankful to Adyen, the global payments platform, for its generous donation of refurbished laptops for use during our tech education bootcamps. We will use them to bring computer science education to more schools, libraries and childcare centres. Deborah Carter, Founder and Business Director of NewTechKids, says "Adyen's donation comes at the perfect time. We were due for an upgrade as we've been using the same computers and tablets for a number of years.

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This summer, NewTechKids collaborated with the Amsterdam Public Library and Maakplaats021 to make our summer camps accessible to children from low-income families. As part of the City of Amsterdam's Midzomer Mokum event series, we taught a series of six, weekly tech bootcamps for kids ages 8-12. With funding from the Library, we offered heavily-subsidized places to kids with a Stadspas, a card which helps people with low incomes or on state pensions access arts, culture and

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