So I have just gotten my daughter involved with an awesome learning site called Made with Code by Google. This site is geared specifically toward getting girls involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and giving them opportunities to learn and advance with coding. Now even though the site is geared towards girls there’s nothing that says boys can’t use it as well. Learning and training in STEM is open to both boys and girls, all children should have the opportunity to excell and have resources available for their creative interests.
So a little overview of what Made w/Code is all about.
What is Coding?
Coding is a way of communicating ideas with computers or other technology to bring them to life. With code one could make their own app, make a soundtrack, create a video game or video like a mini movie. To learn how to code is to learn vital Computing Skills which assist in almost any career path. Coding teaches creativity, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
What’s on Made w/Code
- Mentors – this is a wonderful opportunity to see girls who code in action. Kids can watch videos about young women who are changing the world with coding and gain inspiration.
- Makers – Meet other young women who are learning how to use coding and are making a difference in their communities.
- Events – find events, classes, game workshops, and app camps in your area.
- Projects – Compose a soundtrack, stylize a selfie, create an avatar, make a fun GIF, or code a bracelet that will be made on a 3D printer
- Resources – Explore more opportunists to learn how to code with activities each designed for your level of experience: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Also more information for parents on what Coding is all about.
*The 3D printed bracelet is for a limited time, anyone can make a bracelet design. In order to have your bracelet printed someone 13 years or older must login in and verify age to provide the sensitive information for delivery.*
Made with Code by Google is just a wonderful way to give your child the tools they need to succeed. Be sure to check out this site and let your child be inspired, who knows they my be the next featured Maker!