It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Monkey Jump By Nathan Maton If kids are sweaty when they’re done playing the educational game Monkey Jump, the game creators will be happy. Sara DeWitt, vice president of PBS Kids and Drew Davidson, director of Carnegie Mellons’ Entertainment Technology Center say games using motion sensors to give kids a workout while they learn is […]
TB Hand-me-downs have a certain stigma, at least when it comes to clothes and toys. But finding a second life for gadgets like smartphones and tech devices is easy — especially when the recipients are kids. A recent PBS KIDS survey of parents of 2- to 10-year-olds found that kids will be the gleeful recipients […]
PBS Kids PBS KIDS is launching a slew of new apps for kids age two to eight with hopes of building math skills. The games revolve around well-known characters and stories, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, and the Electric Company, and each “suite” of games can be played both at home and […]