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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Dutch IT Company Supporting Development of Future Technologists NewTechKids is pleased to announce that Schuberg Philis, a leading IT company headquartered in Amsterdam, has decided to support our technology education activities. Schuberg Philis' support will include a financial donation which will allow us to extend our offerings to more children, including from low-income communities, and to develop new curriculum aimed at engaging both girls and boys with technology, computer science, programming and robotics in primary

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Register kids ages 8-12 in our early Fall 2021 bootcamps if you want to prepare them to become tech inventors, innovators and critical thinkers. NewTechKids don't focus on training master coders: we focus on developing kids who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to identify a problem and then create a technology prototype to solve it. This Fall, we're blending technology with different subjects to expose kids to multidisciplinary ways of solving problems. Tuesday Afternoons:

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Know a child who is fascinated by geography and travel? There's lots of places, cities and destinations to visit which don't require a passport, plane ticket or cash! Check out our list of virtual tours and videos featuring cool places to visit and learn more about. Quench their wanderlust! Harry Potter Film Locations: we love this awesome Google Earth tool which takes kids to many of the places featured in the Harry Potter Films: Platform

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Looking for days and nights at the world's leading museums? Some of the world's leading museums have created virtual tours and video tours to bring their exhibitions to kids around the world. Check out NewTechKids' list of cool museums to discover. The British Museum: by far, our favourite virtual tour. The Museum of the World Tour allows kids to search by continent, date and category with audio guided tours. The Smithsonian: check out these 360 degree

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This summer, kids ages 8-12 have been participating in NewTechKids' bootcamps and acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to be inventors, innovators and technologists. Every week, we use a different theme as the context for teaching kids how to think critically about the technology around them and to learn how to design, build and program robots and tech prototypes. Below are some highlights of some of our classes. There are still spaces available in our

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NewTechKids has occasionally invited alumni of our programs and students who are taking computer science courses in local high schools to assist our teachers, especially when we teach large groups of students. This summer, we are pleased to introduce a new summer internship program for three high school students from Amsterdam who will assist us during our six weeks of summer vacation bootcamps. These teens all have experience with the teaching tools we use and will

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NewTechKids invites kids ages 8-12 to join our weekly summer bootcamps taught at the Amsterdam Public Library (central branch and CC Amstel branch). The thematic bootcamps will run Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 14:00 and will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English by professional teachers assisted by high school students with computer science and robotics experience. Kids will have a snack break and an outdoor exercise break after lunch every day. July

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The COVID-19 pandemic stressed the central role that parents and caregivers play in the education of children. Virtual homeschooling forced these adults into the roles of informal teachers and task masters. The rapid transformation of education (pedagogies, subject matter, teaching environments, technology, etc.) means that the formal school system is largely outdated and struggling to align itself with 21st century reality. No more so than preparing kids and teens for a world of constant technological

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Parents and caregivers, self-directed, independent learning is one of the most important skills you can help your children develop. This is a skill that kids will need for their entire lives to acquire knowledge, strengthen their critical thinking and master new technical skills. The Internet is your friend! NewTechKids challenges you to use summer 2021 to start. We've curated this short list of free, online activities featuring premium content. Reading: Summer 2021 Learning with the New

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