"I personally hate to code. I understand how beneficial it is but to me, if engineering was projected as coding and robotics, it wouldn't be something that suits me." In this PreparationTech interview produced by NewTechKids, Danielle Geathers, a third-year Engineering student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the first black, female President of the Undergraduate Association at MIT (student government) in 159 years, advises parents, teachers and school counsellors to focus on teaching

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Parents, teachers, school counsellors: technologists don't need computer science degrees. They can be self-taught. Some programmers, data scientists, AI and machine learning experts, especially those who don't have access to formal college and university programs, have taught themselves using free online resources, online courses and project-based learning. In this PreparationTech interview, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and MD, interviews Babusi Nyoni, an African design strategist and innovator who is entirely self-taught. After graduating from high school

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The world is changing at a break-neck speed because of technological innovation. This makes it difficult for parents, teachers and school counsellors to keep up-to-speed on the study and training paths and career opportunities that are available when kids have technology-related knowledge and skills. NewTechKids has launched PreparationTech, a video interview series to fill this knowledge gap. Each week, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and Managing Director, interviews technologists and professionals from around the world about

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Parents, teachers, school counsellors: do you know a kid who is obsessed with electronics, tinkering and making things? Engineering and inventing tech is a great study path and career opportunity for her or him. In this PreparationTech interview, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and MD, interviews Isaac Sesi, a young Ghanaian man who was named by Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the top 35 innovators under the age of 35 in 2019. Isaac talks about

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Parents, teachers, school counsellors: do you know a kid who is fascinated by inventions, inventors and technology? In this PreparationTech interview, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids' Founder and MD, interviews Natalie Raffoul, Managing Partner at Brion Raffoul and one of the top Intellectual Property (IP) and patent lawyers in Canada. "I'm Managing Partner of a law practice called Brion Raffoul. We have a group of really great professionals here with technical backgrounds who advise innovative companies on

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Do you know a kid who is crazy about the giant animated robots at theme parks? Or who is  fascinated by cyborgs and human-like robots? Studying robotics can lead to a career in many areas, including but not limited to animatronics, engineering, design, game design, medicine and education. Sculpture, animation, cognitive science, material science, computer science, AI and programming are just some of the fields which intersect with robotics. David Hanson, CEO of Hanson Robotics,

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Do you know a kid who is crazy about maps, globes, atlases and tech? There's study paths and careers which combine them. A degree in geography and cartography (map making) and a passion for technology led Kate Edwards to pioneer a whole new field: digital content culturalization. Content culturalization involves ensuring that digital content such as online and mobile games are appropriate for different cultures. She has worked on 'Halo', 'Call of Duty' and 'Rise

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For kids and teens who love the performing arts, computer science, programming and design combined with digital skills can take them in many interesting directions. Case in point: Miral Kotb, Founder of iLuminate, a light dance and technology company. iLuminate came in third on 'America's Got Talent', has worked with artists including Chris Brown, the Black Eyed Peas and Christina Aguilera, and is launching a Vegas show. Miral is also a study in perseverance and resilience as

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Time Magazine has generously made its 'Time for Kids' digital library available free-of-charge for the rest of the school year to help keep kids engaged with news and information during the Coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe here. The magazine editions available present news and information in a kid-friendly way with lots of visuals and charts. Content includes turnkey teaching tools, with worksheets and quizzes for families or teachers. Useful for kids and their families and teachers, this digital library

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Challenge children to help the United Nations spread public health messages about the behaviours and habits that people should adopt to fight the spread of Coronavirus. The UN is asking creatives (designers, illustrators, storytellers, marketeers, artists as well as people with creative ideas) to contribute to “translating critical public health messages into different languages, different cultures, communities and platforms, reaching everyone, everywhere”. These messages will be spread across different mediums, including social to print, radio, television,

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