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Milestones and Metrics: How to Measure Coding Progress for Kids

Published on December 21, 2023
For parents, measuring their children’s progress in coding lessons may be trickier than it seems at first. What is the metric for success? The answer is perhaps philosophical. A subject involving STEM skills often uses numbers or statistics, but not everything can be quantified so neatly. Let’s look closer at the considerations parents should take […]
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Burnout Prevention for Young Coders: Techniques to Stay Calm and Focused While Learning to Code

Published on December 6, 2023
Even the richest, most rewarding concepts can get tiring or tedious if you study them the wrong way or without ever taking a break. Some people think that diving headlong into a subject is necessarily the best way to absorb the material, but that’s not true! Plunging yourself too deeply can backfire by causing boredom […]
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5 Simple Coding Projects for Kids to Tackle During the School Year

Published on November 9, 2023
If you have a son or daughter who’s started to show a keen interest in coding, you’re right to nurture their curiosity. Computer programming is an excellent way to foster key problem-solving and critical thinking skills while cultivating creativity — to name just a few benefits! Fortunately, there are plenty of simple coding projects that […]
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Tips for Balancing Academics and Coding Simultaneously

Published on September 27, 2023
It isn’t easy serving two masters! People with multiple passions often struggle to find enough time to devote to both. Kids who are hungry to learn computer programming need ample time to study, experiment, and play with the code. Coding is a discipline as open-ended as your skills and imagination. Once you grasp the fundamentals, […]
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Inspiring Others: How Students Can Be Coding Advocates at School

Published on September 11, 2023
Kids and parents tend to have different reasons for learning how to code. For parents, they usually want their children to have a fun, productive extracurricular activity to do after school. Something that puts a smile on their face but also teaches them STEM skills and gives them the tools employers will look for one […]
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How to Keep Kids Motivated for Coding as School Resumes

Published on August 17, 2023
As another summertime wraps up and September approaches, parents everywhere switch gears. The summer months sped by, and somehow, it’s already time for Back to School. Parents wonder where the time went, and kids are no different. Ask the average child if they’d rather play games in summer or be stuck in a classroom learning, […]
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RP4K Teacher Profiles: Quinlan Sokol

Published on July 12, 2023
We have a special entry this month in our ongoing teacher profile series. Today, we’re looking at the creator of our Advanced Math and Physics for Coders course, Quinlan Sokol. RP4K is proud to teach kids how to write computer code in industry-standard languages. We prioritize kids having fun above all but do emphasize foundational […]
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RP4K Teacher Profiles: Eduardo Soto

Published on June 26, 2023
Real Programming 4 Kids is continuing our instructor profile series to shine a light on another gifted computer programmer we’re lucky to have, Eduardo Soto. Eduardo is a full-time programmer and software engineer working with the federal government who also teaches for RP4K and has since 2019. Eduardo builds custom CRM solutions to automate processes […]
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The Benefits of Learning to Code in a Small Class Setting

Published on May 25, 2023
When a student is in the right learning environment, there’s nothing they can’t achieve. Kids take coding classes to have fun acquiring or sharpening their coding skills. Parents understand that we live in a digital world, where the ability to write code is a major advantage when job hunting. Preparing kids for their eventual entry […]
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The Relationship Between Coding and Mathematics

Published on April 26, 2023
What does it mean when someone says an activity is “like math”? People often say this of activities like chess, as if the calculations you make moving pieces are akin to crunching numbers. Plotting moves on a chessboard doesn’t actually involve numbers, so how can it be mathematical? Learning to code is mathematical too, and […]
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