If you’re passionate about tech and dream of ideas that would change the world, such as a new app, you’ve come to the right place. Just continue reading to discover tips for kids learning about technology.
Tips For Kids Learning About Technology:
Focus on block based coding:
Kids who are interested in coding, should start off with learning simple, block based coding. There are even toys that are paired with apps, that teach kids how to use block based coding in order to control their toys. For example, there are electric toy cards which kids can program to drive pre-determined circuits by using block based coding. Alternatively, there are no shortage of apps, which kids can use to learn block based programming.
When it comes to coding, if there are small errors in your code, your system won’t function as intended. For example, if there are errors in the code of a website that you’ve been working on, you may find that images don’t display on your website or that your text is not in your desired font. You may even find that links on your website don’t work. Sometimes it takes trial and error, modifying code to ensure that your code is working properly, in order to fix the system that you’ve been working on. This is true regardless of whether you’re coding a blog, website or app.
This is why you’ll love the challenge of coding if you love logical, problem solving. While if you get easily frustrated, sometimes it may pay to take a short break and then to work on your code again, in order to be in a clear space in order to problem solve.
Find a technology focused topic that you’re genuinely interested in:
For example, if you are interested in all things space, you may want to learn about physics and to go to a space camp during your summer break. While if you love spending most of your free time online or on apps on your phone, you may want to focus on learning how to code. Starting with easy block based coding. That will engrain the basic concepts of coding in your mind. Alternatively, if you have a passion for watching YouTube videos or film, you may want to learn how to plan out, film and edit your own videos. Although, it’s important to check with your parents or guardians before uploading videos publicly online, for your own anonymity and safety.
Consider enrolling in a technology focused club:
Learning about technology will be a whole lot more enjoyable if you have like minded friends to learn about technology with you. It’s well worth signing up to a technology focused club at school or outside of your school, in order to work on fun tech projects with new friends.
Don’t wait till you’re in high school or college to pursue a future in tech if you’re passionate about the tech field, simply use the tips listed above to learn as much as you can with tech.