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Roblox Terms: A Dictionary For Parents

Have you ever heard your Roblox-obsessed child saying words like “obby, brick battle, robux” and you’re clueless as to what they’re talking about? You’re not alone. Of course, with millions of users of Roblox across the world, the young community of gamers and creatives have developed their own Roblox-specific slang. As a guide for parents, […]

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How To Keep Your Child Safe Online

Currently, we are all spending more time online than usual due to the pandemic situation – and we are so grateful that the internet gives us all the opportunity to stay connected, continue with education, work and entertain ourselves during these complicated times.  We are all working hard to keep each other safe off-line, but […]

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What Is Scratch: Easy Coding For Kids

As technology continues to shape our futures, learning a computer programming language has become increasingly important for adults and kids alike.  Just as there are thousands of languages and dialects spoken globally, there are many different programming languages, each with its own unique rules and applications. So what coding language should my child start learning […]

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How To Become A Video Game Designer

As the world has become more reliant on remote settings, new technologies, and virtual worlds, video games have become more popular than ever. Video games enchant us with curiosity and exploration. They can transport us to different worlds without the typical limits of physical movement. With the video game industries growing popularity, the demand for […]

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We are all homeschoolers now

I never signed up to be a homeschooler.  I’ve secretly admired the creativity and the devotion of those parents who could do it, but I couldn’t possibly do it myself.   I had work, and I didn’t have the patience, and I honestly felt like professional teachers would have a better impact on my kids than […]

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5 benefits to online learning with Fire Tech

Fire Tech has delivered 50,000 learning experiences to young people around the globe. Whilst we love our face-to-face camps, our online courses give us the opportunity to reach kids who may not otherwise get to experience our camps. The online courses connect our world-class curriculum, brilliant tutors, and project-based learning style directly to kids in […]

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Coding for Kids: why is it so important?

Coding is part of the discipline of Computer Science which itself is defined by the term ‘Computational Thinking’. Seymor Papert, the renowned mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, wrote in his seminal book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980) that computational thinking is a ‘mode of thought’. It is a thinking discipline which, Papert claimed, […]

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Encourage your kids to become experts in machine learning!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) defines an area of computing where intelligent machines think, work and react like humans. Machine learning is a subset of AI and defines intelligent machines which also learn. In machine learning, human programmers create and control the context and parameters of an initial algorithm which is designed to recognise patterns from huge […]

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What Does STEM Mean?

Science, technology, engineering and maths. There’s a good chance you know what STEM stands for. But not everyone knows what STEM means. Just how important STEM subjects are. How exciting studying them can be. The big-picture questions they empower you to answer. And the broad skills and qualities – not just limited to technical knowledge […]

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8 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code

In the past, eager parents wanted their children to become accountants, doctors and lawyers. Today, you are just as likely to hear parents talking about their kids becoming software developers, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs. Here are our top eight reasons for encouraging your child to learn to code. Develops Confidence and Independence One of […]

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Managing Teenage Screen Time

There has been a lot of discussion over the past week about young people and technology. Specifically, on the back of Matt Hancock’s suggestion the headteachers ban the use of phones in school, we were called on by the BBC and Channel 5 news (watch here) to talk about kids and technology. We believe that […]

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What Is The Impact of Screen Time?

– 50% of young people think they are addicted to their devices. – 57% of adults feel that their teens spend too much time connected to their screens. – And 1/3 of families argue daily about screen time. Does this sound familiar? Maybe… But even if not, ‘Screenagers’ will inform you about the impact of […]

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Digital Etiquette: A Handy Guide

Digital Technology can be hugely creative and rewarding. Whether you keep your fingers busy coding, soldering or gaming, it’s easy to lose yourself for hours in cyberspace. But for all the fun and adventure, there is no excuse for outdated stereotypes and bad manners. Here are some handy tips for going about computer tech the […]

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