Register here. It's that time of the year again. NewTechKids has opened registration for its Summer 2022 bootcamps which will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library near Centraal Station. We'll be teaching six, weekly bootcamps during which kids ages 8-12 will discover computer science, coding, robotics and design while discussing inspiring examples of technology. The bootcamps will take place from July 18 - August 26, 2022. Our bootcamps are designed to give kids a

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Like most technology education academies, NewTechKids struggles to attract equal numbers of girls and boys to our programs. There are a lot of reasons for this. Most of the time, parents don't even present computer science and programming activities as options for their daughters. They conclude that computer science 'isn’t a fit' for their daughters although it's often 'perfect' for their sons. Girls themselves have told us that learning about technology is hard and often

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Last week, NewTechKids headed to London for BETT 2015. BETT is the world's largest education technology event and going there gave us the chance to see the latest in edtech, meet with the companies behind some of the teaching tools we use in our programs, and identify trends and new thinking. Here are a few of our observations. Keep Your Eye on the UK A big shout-out to the UK Department for Education and the

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This afternoon's NewTechKids workshop brought the concept of programming to a group of 10-12 year olds in the best way possible. The workshop started with a lively discussion about robots and their different uses before moving on to a design and testing exercise during which the kids wrote programs (with pen and paper) to navigate through an obstacle course. In the process, they learned about technology concepts such as programming, automation, input-output, variables and composition.

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