The comprehensive list of learn-to-code websites

The comprehensive list of learn-to-code websites

Over the past three years, I have worked with hundreds of librarians, staff and educators to launch code clubs – weekly meetings where people learn to code in an informal, self-guided way. The facilitators of these code clubs differ in many ways –...

Best tech toys for learning coding in 2016

It was a bright, sunny morning in Chandler AZ, and hundreds of kids were walking up to the Infusionsoft headquarters. They carried laptops and sleeping bags, and wore sleepy but determined looks on their faces. Even though they came from vastly different...

Interesting is something you do

It’s now late summer, and the complaints of boredom are starting to register. Despite the strict “no complaining about being bored” policy at our house, my kids have played all the games, built everything they could think of out of blocks and legos...

Shattering glass boxes with coding

Imagine a life inside a glass box. On the one hand, you would be safe and comfortable, immune to the dangers of the outside world. But you would also be limited in your reach and potential impact. You can see, but not touch, and after a while, you will probably wonder...

What Andrew Carnegie would be doing if he were alive today

In 1901, Andrew Carnegie sold his steel business to J.P. Morgan for $480 million. As a fraction of GDP, that corresponds to $370 billion today! He was the wealthiest person in the world, and as such, he felt a heavy responsibility to make the world a better place. He...