Author: Sensory Edge

5 Reasons Why Young Minds Should Learn Coding

Kids need to be equipped with 21st-century concepts very early in life. This is important because research shows that coding is at the forefront of future careers. However, how do we learn and teach our children how to code and what is its significance? Additionally, at what age do we begin teaching our children how to code? Here are 5 reasons why coding is essential for young minds 1) Coding is another language Language is the foundation of life since it teaches both communication and logical thinking. Language also supports both verbal and written skills. When a language is taught early, it helps the kids understand the world around them better. Programming has its unique language. Each letter represents a formula which is 0’s and 1’s. These zeros and ones are principally added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided to give the computer the instructions to carry out. When kids understand how to speak and write codes that enable technology to operate, it opens many doors in their lives. Therefore starting them early in programming will help in covering more ground. When they finally come of age, they will be ready to bring their valuable skills to many sectors of their respective countries’ economies. 2) Coding fosters creativity Experiments help the children strengthen their brains. It offers them a chance to learn even when they fail. Children can be taught to...

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Bubble Pop Fidget Toys

The newest fidget craze is popping toys. Adults and kids all over the world have been buying up this endlessly reusable version of a longtime favorite fidget activity: popping bubble wrap. Made of silicone and coming in a range of colors, shapes and sizes, they are half-sphere “bubbles” that can be pushed in, making a satisfying soft popping sound. After “popping” them all, you can turn the toy over and start again from the other side. Some might remember the fidget spinner craze of 2017 and the controversy that these devices caused, with some teachers even banning them from classrooms. Popping toys raise the perennial question...

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How to Optimize Your Home for Another Semester of Virtual Teaching

COVID-19 thrust remote learning on the world, seemingly overnight. While some teachers embraced the new normal and transitioned into dynamic video lessons, most others felt ill-prepared for the sudden change. With 13 states mandating full or partial closure of schools at this time, remote learning is here to stay — for the time being. And teachers aren’t the only ones struggling. Many kids have trouble staying focused and keeping up in the new distance learning setting. More than half of the teachers surveyed recognize they’ve only covered about half of the curriculum they would have this time last year, with some students falling through the cracks. It’s more important than ever to keep students — and yourself — engaged and motivated. However, the upcoming winter semester may bring new challenges — days are shorter, the course load is accelerating, pandemic fatigue is probably making your students restless and you’ve got a curriculum to get through. Hang in there — even with the challenges, you can build on your experience so far. Some adaptation is called for on your teaching goals. And creating an organized, comfortable and efficient space from where you can be more productive and deliver engaging lessons could help greatly. Here are some ideas: Separating home from classroom Setting up a functional, distraction-free workspace for yourself sounds easier said than done, but it’s possible. Having a classroom corner you can work...

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