The concept of "summer school" is foreign to many Europeans. Many think that kids should relax, have fun and take a complete break from school rather than continuing to study. European national summer school holidays tend to be shorter than those in North America which can last between 2-3 months. In The Netherlands for instance, the school summer vacation lasts six weeks because school holidays are distributed throughout the year. There's a big difference between

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Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and Managing Director, will be MCing sessions at CogX, a global festival on AI & Transformational Technology taking place next week (June 14-16). A hybrid festival physically taking place in London and online, the Festival bills itself as "the world’s largest gathering of CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Academics, Artists, Activists & Policy Makers working to realise the biggest transformational opportunities of our time and address the challenges along the way".  Register for a free

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NewTechKids is featured in a recently-published guide to teaching students about the ethics of technology. The book, "Ethics in A Digital World: Guiding Students Through Society's Biggest Questions", was written by Kristen Mattson and published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). We contributed a case study describing how we integrate critical thinking about technology in our curriclulum. Specifically, we co-developed a six-lesson curriculum module for students ages 8-12 called "Thinking about the

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NewTechKids is pleased to open up registration for its Summer 2021 bootcamps. We're again partnering with the Amsterdam Public Library to offer kids in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands the chance to learn computer science, a subject which is not taught in most primary and high schools in the Netherlands, and develop 21st century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, communication and creativity. We will be offering six, week-long bootcamps

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NewTechKids is making it easier for kids to experience computer science and programming education and discover why it's so much more than sitting behind a desk and coding boring stuff. We will organize two, separate 'Try It Out' workshops for kids ages 7 - 12 at the Amsterdam Public Library on Tuesday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 25 from 16:15 - 17:25. During each workshop, kids will discuss technology and then work in small groups

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This week, NewTechKids started a new 'Problem-Solving with Computer Science & Programming' at a primary school in Amsterdam. Our first lesson: how technology helps us automate tasks so we can free up our time for other things. We discussed 'smart' household devices, what tasks they automate and how to design one. Then we challenged kids to design, build and program a robot to automate a specific task. What a difference props make! We provided a

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NewTechKids was invited by the Mozilla Foundation to give two, online workshops for kids and their parents during MozFest 2021. MozFest is the Foundation's annual festival which migrated online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During our workshops, we taught kids about how technology is designed through concepts such as resources and requirements before exposing them to the logic of coding by encouraging them to create their own coding language. We led them through

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Today (Saturday, March 13th), NewTechKids will teach a FREE online workshop for kids ages 7-12. The workshop is one of the Youth Zone activities being offered during the Mozilla Foundation's MozFest 2021 online festival. The Festival encourages kids and adults to explore technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics. Parents are expected to supervise their kids during our English-language workshop. Kids will become inventors in NewTechKids robot factory and who build and code robots. During the workshop, kids will

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Kinderen van 7-12 jaar en hun ouders worden uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan een gratis online workshop (in het Nederlands) georganiseerd door NewTechKids als onderdeel van het jaarlijkse MozFest 2021. MozFest is het online festival dat wordt georganiseerd door de Mozilla Foundation en dat plaatsvindt van 8-19 maart. MozFest 2021 is gratis bij te wonen. Alle deelnemende kinderen moeten worden geregistreerd via een ouder of verzorger. Robot Inventor Workshops Op zaterdag 13 maart geeft

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A big 'thank you' to Tessa Wernink and Impossible for featuring Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and Managing Director, on the 'What If We Get It Right?' podcast series. Listen to the podcast. Deborah spoke about her six years of experiencing leading NewTechKids and her ideas on a new way forward in terms of preparing kids for a future of constant and pervasive technological development. One of these ideas led her to hep launch PreparationTech, an online

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