5 Secrets to Creating an Innovative After-school Program

A little over a year ago, Mahad Ibrahim reached out to me about Connected Camps, an organization I’m leading with Katie Salen that offers online […]

Engaging Parents in After-School Programs

As part of the Leveling Up: Parenting study, a project of the Connected Learning Research Network at the DML Research Hub, I and my fellow […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Expounding on Educational Equity

Schools are just one place where learning takes place. Education can also be had at libraries, after-school programs, summer camps and online. In fact, today’s […]

CLETeenHack — Coding for Community: Civic Engagement

The CLETeenHack – Coding for Community: Civic Engagement was a 9-week programming cooperative event for greater Cleveland area high school students that began on March […]

Summer Kids Minecraft Camps

NPR recently featured a story in which our Minecraft camps were mentioned. We teach 21st century skills without the pain!

Kids, Computer Science, and the Modern Educational System

Learn what kids should be learning about computer science and why. Mel answers common questions parents have about their kids' education and what they should […]

Engaging High School Girls in STEM and Coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript with We Can Code IT

We Can Code IT's after-school program at Beaumont gives students the opportunity to engage their minds in new ways through computational thinking and by creating […]

Minecraft Basics. Getting Started: Download & Basic Setup. Part 1 of 3

Learn how to download & install Minecraft on your PC or Mac. Set up your first world in creative mode. Learn a few Minecraft controls […]

Minecraft Basics (part 2 of 3) Inventory and Building Basics

Minecraft Basics (part 2 of 3) Inventory and Building Basics Learn how to build and access your inventory in Minecraft. Fill your inventory slots and […]

Getting started in Minecraft (part 3 or 3) Add a door to your house. Interact with items.

Minecraft for beginners. Add a door to your house. Interact with objects in Minecraft.

Minecraft redstone (part 5) redstone pressure plates

Learn about the different types of pressure plate inputs in Minecraft. See the differences between stone and wood pressure plates, and weighted pressure plates, gold […]

Minecraft Redstone Basics (part 1)

Learn what redstone is. How to create a simple circuit.

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