NewTechKids is going out with a bang in 2022. We're finishing up a bunch of bootcamps at the moment and we've come up with a novel way to challenge our students  to put their knowledge of computer science, coding and robotics to the test. We've been hosting a series of friendly robot races with a twist. In teams, kids design, build and code robots which can grab (wrapped) candies which are scattered on the floor

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Recently, the Washington Post published an interesting article titled 'This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.' It was about Buxton School, a small boarding school in Massachusetts which has banned smartphones from campus. Teachers have also agreed not to use theirs. Everyone has been given a Light Phone, a minimalist phone which is only used for essential communication. So far, teachers say that students are more engaged in class and students say the ban

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NewTechKids is pleased to be cooperating with Schuberg Philis, one of our generous supporters, on programming for its upcoming Family Day. The annual event for the company's colleagues (employees) and their families to thank them for their effort and time. This event will take place on Saturday, September 24th at its Schiphol-Rijk office. Under the theme 'Welcome back to the Future', the Family Day will feature a variety of workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and social activities.

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No time like the present to start encouraging your child(ren)'s interest in science and technology. Luckily, several great events are taking place in the Netherlands. Night of Discoveries: Leiden, September 17, 2022 This special night will feature "performances, exhibitions, debates, workshops, and inspiring lectures by young creators" at different venues in Leiden. Visit a mobile planetarium, an Animaltroniek installation of transparent technology, 3D models of human tissue and disease and more. The Night of Discoveries

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Mobile phones. The bane of parents around the world. Most parents end up handing kids their old iPhone or Galaxy. But herein may lay the problem. By giving kids what we are used to, we may dump kids into a world of too many choices, too much temptations, too many dangers and too many features before they've developed the mindset, digital literacy skills and willpower needed to use mobile phones responsibly. Here's a partial list

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Yesterday, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and Managing Director, had the chance to tell NewTechKids' story to people who work at Schuberg Philis (known as 'colleagues'). Schuberg Philis has been supporting and collaborating with NewTechKids since December 2021. Schuberg Philis colleagues are who we hope our students will be in the future: technologists as well as business developers, salespeople, tech recruiters, engineers, account managers and people who care deeply about kids and tech education. The event

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Worried that your child(ren) will be spending too much time on their phone, computer, tablet or gaming console this summer? Start developing an action plan! This summer, challenge your kids to spend a percentage of their time becoming digital creatives. Here are some ideas on how they can use digital media apps to exercise their imagination and express their creativity. Compile a Summer Music Playlist Share your music streaming account and have your child(ren) create

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NewTechKids is happy to announce the themes of our six, week-long summer bootcamps for kids ages 8-12. Kids will become tech inventors and dive into designing, building and coding with LEGO Mindstorms along with art supplies and props. (There will also be breaks for outdoor play time.) All bootcamps will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library from 10:00 - 14:00. Bootcamps will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English by professional teachers. July

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Why should kids participate in tech innovation classes and bootcamps? To understand the science of tech (computer science)? Yep! To learn how to code? Yep! For NewTechKids, it's even more simple than that. It's to instill an innovator's mindset and show them, from an early age, that they can become tech inventors. They can identify problems, then develop solutions and create new opportunities with tech knowledge, skills and materials. They can design, build and code

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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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