Entrepreneurial STEAM™ education information and news from COMPUCHILD
In the Beginning, COMPUCHILD was founded to meet a specific need...to get kids prepared for success at school. Upon entering elementary school, kids started using computers at school. Our founder realized that preschoolers were at a considerable advantage if they started working on computers prior to heading off to elementary school. Most families did not have computers at home and most child care centers and preschools did not have computers for their kids to use. Our basic computer classes were perfect to meet the needs of thousands of kids. We provided students with an easy...more
STEM education has been in the news for quite some time, and has proven to help children become critical thinkers and problem solvers. More recently educators have added Art to the acronym, now STEAM.
STEAM activities allow children to explore their surroundings and create solutions while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This integrated learning process encourages critical thinking and helps children think like scientists, engineers and designers.
COMPUCHILD incorporates the all five STEAM disciplines into our classes, but you can encourage STEAM...more
Pokémon GO! This little app, based on the huge franchise of video games, card games, and cartoons, has become insanely popular. The game appeals to a variety of ages. Parents with little ones, teens, pre-teens, adults. Everyone is going crazy for this game.
Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that requires an internet connection with GPS tracking and movement in the real world. Parents need to know that playing the game involves various safety and security issues.
First, there are numerous privacy concerns. A player's name and location...more
Do you have technology rules for your kids? Chances are you do. Most families have rules like ‘don’t text and drive’ or ‘no device at the dinner table’
A small study conducted by the University of Michigan and University of Washington, studied 249 parent-child pairs across 40 states. Their paper was presented March 2 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s conference on...more