We just finished our annual science fair project, and it's right around this time that I go into full panic mode wondering if I am enriching my children's learning as much as I could be. As a teacher, I know the value of creating memorable, fun learning experiences and the positive impact they have on the minds of children.
We have all heard of the importance of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) based learning and we have discovered Lenovo Game State coding game for kids and we think it brings coding and STEAM learning to a whole new level.
Gaming is was not my thing. I am not really big on screen time for my kiddos either, but after attending a coding class with my children I am convinced of the value online coding brings to the table. The problem-solving, manipulation, calculation, strategy and command following needed to navigate Lenovo Game State are essential to higher order thinking and offers a lot of STEAM educational play value. Although my son is nearly 9 and not quite a tween, we enjoyed the interactive play that Lenovo Game State offered. He found it intuitive, easy to play, interesting and, given the fact that I had to drag him away, it definitely has my vote for being an engaging game. I am all for fun games that foster and strengthen STEAM skills.
Lenovo and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Teach Kids to Code Mission:
Kids play free games and learn to code at LenovoGameState.com for chance to win prizes and a scholarship.
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Lenovo Game State has teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls on a three-part video series spotlighting women in technology in support of LenovoGameState.com – a free, online destination for kids ages 13 and up. The site lets kids become part of a Code & Play Adventure, powered by Code Combat, where they can learn to code by playing a game. The more they play and learn, the more chances they have to win Lenovo products and a $2,500 scholarship to a coding school or camp. Register at LenovoGameState.com by March 31 when the entry period for the Grand Prize Drawing of $2,500 scholarship ends. LenovoGameState.com/Rules
Just in time for International Women's Day, this first video just premiered on Smart Girls’ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels. It shares the story of Betty Holberton who worked as one of the first computer programmers ever for the U.S. during World War II. A second video in the Women in Technology series produced by Amy Poehler's Smart Girls with LenovoGameState.com spotlights neuroscientist Dr. Sheila Nirenberg of Cornell University and her breakthrough work creating sight through neural coding. A third video takes viewers inside a mentoring session between Game Designer and Professor at USC Games Tracy Fullerton and teen girls~check it out below:
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Looking for a fun way to bond with your tween or teen? Learn to code together while having fun playing online computer games at LenovoGameState.com
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