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    Microsoft Gets Real With Young Girls to Get Them to Stay in STEM

    Kids dream. That’s what they do, until they start getting told not to dream anymore — I think that’s what’s called adulthood. But, nothing gets done without dreams, so us adults aren’t doing ourselves any favors by not encouraging kids to achieve. There’s no better example than girls and STEM. Microsoft, like a lot of us, […]

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    Playing to Code: 8 Awesome Toys That Teach Kids to Code

    Learning to code is quickly becoming of the new “musts” for a child’s education. “Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic” is quickly being upstaged by the new kid in town. Walking the show floor at the NY Toy Fair this week gave us a good sense of the imaginative and varied ways to learn about coding while […]

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    Puzzlets is a Sneaky Toy That Teaches Kids Coding

    Digital Dream Labs isn’t going to create any five-year-old programming prodigies with Puzzlets, but they’re hoping to foster an early affinity for STEAM learning that will lay the groundwork for future Silicon Valley success by helping kids think like a programmer. If you’re wondering, yeah, it’s STEAM now — the A is for arts, which […]