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The 2021 Tech Trends Shaping Our Kid’s Futures

The pandemic was a catalyst for many tech trends that were already creeping into the mainstream. With technologies such as 5G promising faster connection speeds, artificial intelligence (AI) supporting our decision making and advancements in our beloved IoT gadgets, we wonder how things might play out in our children’s futures for education, work, security and […]

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How to start a YouTube channel

With over 2.3 billion users worldwide and 79% of internet users having an account with the site, YouTube has long cemented itself as the biggest platform for video sharing. It’s no surprise that 8 of 10 marketers consider YouTube to be the most effective video marketing platform.  If you want to make videos and post […]

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10 Ways Artificial Intelligence will change our kids’ lives

Let’s recap! Data Science focuses on the interpretation of data. Machine Learning (ML) is, yes as indicated, machine learning and decision making derived from data. ML increasingly uses artificial neural networks to reenact the human brain and nervous system. And A.I.? Well  A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is the mother of these subsets and defines the action […]

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Celebrating Women in Engineering

To celebrate women in engineering, we spoke to three female engineers working at Vattenfall Heat UK. A company that’s committed to delivering low carbon heating solutions around the UK, and is a prime example of how a career in STEM can lead to solving critical problems that face society today, such as climate change and […]

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5 Innovative Uses of Augmented Reality

[row] [columns class=”medium-2″]   [/columns][columns class=”medium-8″] Once a sci-fi fantasy, augmented reality (AR) is now within everyone’s reach. AR superimposes digital information and images on to the real world. Over the past few years AR technology has dramatically improved and is now available on most phones. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, believes that AR is the […]

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“All you need is an open mind”: Meet the instructor delivering Fire Tech’s Saturday classes

Fire Tech Crew is our 10-week Saturday programme for 9-12 year olds starting September 16th until December 2nd in Notting Hill, London. In this exploratory programme students jump start their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) journey as our specialist tutors bring subjects to life for two hours in the morning or the afternoon […]

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Why we need to get kids coding – from the Huffington post.

“Most of us lived this through the interface. But, in the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves. So how can we halt this decline? It’s simple – let’s get young people excited about coding.”

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Why We MUST Teach Our Kids 21st Century Skills – From the Huffington Post

“Then when we turn the kids loose on the world, they get to work and they find out that no matter how well prepared they are – the goal posts have shifted. Work means learning new skills all the time. It’s the person who can do something with what they know, rather than just knowing facts, is the one who is going to solve the problems.
Our young people need to learn how to think about projects, how to work on those projects and overcome frustrations and set backs, and how to implement and communicate solutions. Not only is our economy built on this kind of innovation, but as humans, we all want to create.”

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Is education squashing creativity?

I read with interest this article this morning. The gist is that all of this assessment-driven teaching is squashing our kids’ creativity. This paragraph in particular jumped out at me: “Creativity is nurtured by freedom and stifled by the continuous monitoring, evaluation, adult-direction, and pressure to conform that restrict children’s lives today.  In the real […]

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