Holiday Gift Guide: 10 More Gadget Gifts For Techies

Youth Digital is a great way to kick-start a child’s computer science knowledge. Youth Digital’s online courses are for children ages 8 to 14, and include subjects such as 3-D character animation, server design, mod design, 3-D game design and app design. These courses are made up of interactive lessons, project learning and other experiences…

Youth Digital Announces New Online Course for Kids to Create Animated Movies

Chapel Hill, NC – December 9, 2015 –Youth Digital, the leading technology education organization for youth ages 8-14, today announced the launch of 3D Character Animation 1, a stimulating online course that teaches kids how to create animated movies using his or her favorite Minecraft characters. Today, technology skills are becoming as, if not more,…

Daily Mom: Great Gifts for Teens and Tweens

When shopping for teens and preteens, a panic can set in when you realize your gift options have moved out of the world of toys and cute clothes and into a new universe where you feel like nothing you will choose will be right. Of course you can expect to see some high priced electronics…

Cool Tech Gifts that Will ‘Wow’ Kids Interested in Coding | #Holiday2015

  Computers, smartphone, tablets, game consoles — these platforms will be with us for a very long time, though most will probably change in appearance and features. This means the demand for more coders will continue to increase as these devices evolve. To help support the growing need to be mobile and connected, parents can start working…

Fortune: Here’s How Microsoft’s Minecraft Will Teach Kids How to Code

An immense number hours are poured into Microsoft’s world-building game Minecraft every day. By 2014, players, many of them children, will have spent 199,722 years playing Minecraft on just the Xbox 360 alone. That’s a lot of wasted time. But what if those hours could be used for more than just idle entertainment? Read more on…

Youth Digital’s Dream: Teach 1 Million and More Kids To Code, Design & Create

A global leader in online coding and tech education for kids, bootstrapped Chapel Hill startup hits 70,000 students taught, makes key hires to continue growth. In an Entrepreneur Magazine profile on Youth Digital in 2013, the Chapel Hill startup’s founderJustin Richards predicted the movement to teach kids to code would increase exponentially over the next few years and Youth Digital…

Newsday:Youth Digital Lets You Create Your Own Minecraft Server

For fans of Minecraft, I was able to test out the Youth Digital website (youthdigital.com). It is an amazing tool to create your own Minecraft server by writing the code in Java. They had 12 steps to follow. You choose from four maps and add custom modifications and special resources. One map was named Echo…

An Online Java Course for Kids, Taught via Minecraft®

At the beginning of the summer my son Ronan, age 12, and I built him his first high-powered gaming PC. Me being a dad and all, I did so happily, but with one proviso — he’d have to dedicate time every day to learning a programming language. He was slightly sceptical of this, having taken…

Yahoo! News: How to Turn Your Kid into a Coder

The media (social and otherwise) has been buzzing lately about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to our collective future — and, as a consequence, about the importance of teaching them to our kids. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. will create 1.4 million jobs in…