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6 Videos That Inspire Your Child To Learn Coding

You want your child to learn to code. Your child isn’t that interested. It’s quite common.

Many parents ask us if we have ammunition that they can use to convince their child to learn to code. Something they can show their kids.

That is why we have compiled these videos that will move your child to consider learning to code.

Best way to engage someone is to start with where their current interests lie. That is why this list is organized based on interests.

1. For Everyone!

The video that started the coding for kids revolution. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. (5 mins)


2. Dance & Code

“For the longest time, code was completely separate from dance. I never really put them together. And they were two completely different worlds until a few years ago when I got the idea to combine code and dance to create iLuminate.”


3. Videogame & Code

“I make a lot of things with code but they all go into one thing, which is a video game. There is more to video games that throwing a football around or driving a fast car. The great thing about making a video game is that it encompasses just about every creative activity that you can imagine.”


4. Animation & Code

“There is a million things you can do with code in animated films. You can use code to make a leaf flutter. You can make a giant head of red curly hair that moves appropriate with the character. You can make water. You can make schools of fish with code. You can have a car drive on a road with code. You can make cloth that moves with the characters. There are so many things you can do with it. It goes on and on and on”.


5. Fashion & Code

“I live in New York and I work at the intersection of fashion and technology. In order to dream big in the field of future fashion, it is essential to know a little bit about code. In the future, clothing will be fully responsive to our bodies. The building blocks of all of these innovations are having an understanding of code. I truly believe that if you get involved with code now you will be able to help build the future of the fashion industry.”


6. Music & Code

“If you want to make beats, I would start off putting loops together. It is sort of like you are building something in legos. You are putting together a whole bunch of things to build one song. I am wondergirl and my music is made with code.”


After viewing this, if your child gets inspired to learn to code, explore if CodeWizards is right for them.

How to Expose Your Child to Real World Coding in 1-Hour per Week?

Most parents believe their child should have some exposure to code.

At the same time, most students aren’t code literate. Why?

In our facebook group for code-interested parents, we asked them why?

And the #1 reason is fitting coding into their child’s schedule.

Here is the good news!

Learning to code doesn’t have to be a big commitment. Your child can get started with just 1-hour per week. If the student is interested, they will find the time to keep going.

Because CodeWizardsHQ is a live, instructor-led online class, there is in-built accountability. Students make the time and actually end up learning to write real-code.

Does your child have an hour a week over the next 12-weeks to learn this useful, 21-century skill?

If yes, checkout our upcoming class times and start dates.

AT LAST – A Coding Program That Fits Your Child’s Schedule

AT LAST - A Coding Program That Fits Your Child’s Schedule

Your child’s schedule is packed.

Activities are lined-up back to back. There is no time left to consider anything else.

However, you want your child to learn coding. Your child is also reasonably interested in trying it.

The big hurdle is finding time in the schedule.

We know this problem.

That is why we have worked hard to design a coding program that fits into your child’s schedule.

Here is how we did it.

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What Uber Teaches You About Your Child’s Future

What Uber Teaches You About Your Child's Future

Last month, I took over 50 Ubers in India.

During these trips, I talked to the cab drivers about their thoughts on Uber.

In these conversations, some interesting insights emerged.

The common theme is this – They can’t believe that Uber, with a simple software product, is getting the lion’s share of profits.

Their contention was that the traditional sources of investment in a business is all made by them.

  • They invest the capital needed to buy the car.
  • They invest the manual labor needed to drive.
  • They cover all the gas and maintenance expenses.

However, Uber walks away with all the profit.  

How could this be?

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What Parents of Graduating Middle School Students Regret?

What Parents of Graduating Middle School Students Regret

When a child finishes middle school and gets ready to go to high school, parents’ perspectives shift. In very predictable ways.

That shift in perspective results in regret about one thing. Something they wish they had done while their child was still in middle school. You don’t want to have the same regret.

Up until middle school, you were focused on your child’s overall growth. As long as they were staying out of trouble, learning, growing and enjoying themselves, you were good.

But when they enter high school, you start thinking about things differently. You view and evaluate everything with their future in mind.

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#1 Thing to Consider Before Enrolling in a Summer Coding Camp

#1 Thing to Consider Before Enrolling in a Summer Coding Camp

Only 1 more week of school left.

Reality, that kids are going to be home all-the-time, is starting to set in.

You might be trying to finalize and commit to summer activities for your children.

If you are on our mailing list, it is likely that you are considering coding camps.

And if you are considering coding camps, then you want to read this before enrolling them in one.

What typically happens is this..

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What to Look for in an Educational Coding Program?

If you have been looking for a good coding program for your child, you might be wondering what to look for.

Here are the most important things to look for if your child is to learn meaningful coding skills over time, while enjoying the whole process.

1. Instructor-Led

Coding is a hard subject to learn by themselves, unless your child is exceptionally motivated and disciplined. All the self-paced video courses help with the initial few steps, but as soon as your child gets stuck, there is no one to help. And that is when most students get frustrated and give up. If the classes are taught by an experience instructor, they can help answer your child’s question, get them unstuck and keep them moving forward.

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9 Charts Every Middle & High School Parent Must See

Backed by data from reputed sources, these charts provide a great insight into where opportunities lie for our children. Learning to code provides your children with the skills needed to capitalize on these opportunities.

What to Do Next : Learning to code sets your child up for unprecedented level of college and career success. See if our program is right for your child.

1. Computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the US

There are an estimated 500,000 current job openings in the computing field today. These jobs are in every industry and in every state. It they are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.

2. The STEM Opportunity is in computer science

Despite the significant focus on STEM, what is missed out is that 71% of all new STEM jobs are in computing. However, only 8% of STEM graduates are in computing. This mismatch create significant opportunities for children with computing background.

3. Computer science graduates earn 40% more than other college graduates

It is a lucrative field to be working in. The average lifetime earnings of a computer science graduate is 40% more than other college graduates. The gap between demand and supply continues to increase resulting in increases in wages for people with computing skill.

4. Learning to code appeal peaks in middle school

This is important particularly for girls. During middle school, children are more open to learning new skills, tend to believe computing as cool and the gender stereotypes haven’t set in that hard. 79% of working professionals got their first serious exposure to coding in middle school.

5. Most parents want their child to learn computer science

More and more parents are seeing the broader trend and want their child to learn computer science. Since most schools don’t offer it, parents are enrolling their children in supplemental coding programs for their children to acquire these skills.

6. 204% increase in students taking high-school computer science courses

There was a 204% increase in the # of students taking AP computer science in high-school. Students are starting to recognize the value of a high-school computer science courses. It leads to a future in 130 career areas and 48 college majors.

7. Computer Science is integrating in every college major

As computing enters every aspect of model life, college education is also starting to reflect that. Some of the recent advances in many fields are being powered by the integration of computing to those fields. Watch this video to see what you child can expect to see when they get into college.

8. Coding helps bring ideas to life

Some of the big companies that we know today are being founded by individuals who knew how to code. When they know how to code, an idea doesn’t die after a conversation. They build a basic version and see how people react to it. When there is a positive response, they build on it. Airbnb, Instacart, Dropbox was all build that way. By giving them the skill of coding, you can give wings to your child’s ideas.

9. Many emerging fields are driven by software

The exciting fields over the next 10-20 year that our children will make their careers in are all driven by software. Knowing how to code gives them an edge to thrive in these jobs of the future.

What to Do Next : Learning to code sets your child up for unprecedented level of college and career success. See if our program is right for your child.

Coding Workshop at Ann Richards School

Coding Workshop at Ann Richards School

A little while ago, I spent 2 full-days at the Ann Richards school for young women leaders introducing real coding to 7th grade students. What an amazing opportunity to contribute back to the community.

Ann Richards School (ARS) is a one-of-a-kind school. It’s a public all-girls school of choice that serves grades 6 – 12 for the Austin Independent School District. 100% of the students are accepted to college. More than 60% of the students are the first generation college bound. Students wouldn’t have these opportunities available to them, if not for ARS.

Below are some pictures from the workshop. Coding Workshop at Ann Richards School

A couple of weeks after the event, I got these plethora of hand-written thank you notes. I was speechless that those kids took the time to make this and mail it to me.

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