Instead of pushing technology away from your kids, take ownership of what they learn and help them get ahead. I asked Doug Tarr, Founder of MVCode, about the five biggest tech trends you should keep a look out for.
Coding teaches problem solving, creativity and 21st century tech skills.
Many jobs that exist today will be automated away by robots and computers. Learning to code will prepare students for the jobs of the future.
MVCode offers varying levels of interactive online project based coding curriculum.
ROBOTIC TOYS & ELECTRONICS
Kids can learn how to create and automate their own world using robotic toys and electronics.
MVCode offers robotics education that allows to students to simultaneously build and solve engineering challenges.
VIRTUAL REALITY & AUGMENTED REALITY
New kinds of 3D visual interfaces create new learning opportunities for students.
Google Blocks allows you to use Virtual Reality to build immersive 3d models.
MVCode uses oculus and other VR programs in their coding classes and open labs for a hands on experience.
A new breed of mobile apps use advanced algorithms and integrated content to cater to individualized student learning styles.
Many use innovative techniques such as spaced repetition, which enhances learning by incorporating content review over increasing intervals of time.
MVCode's entire curriculum and learning program is based on individualized learning with progress reports for parents. Instructors work with kids to keep them challenged and progressing through MVCode's developer ranks.
Artificial Intelligence lets computers interact with humans, interpret images and sound and understand human language.
MVCode lets students leverage these tools in school projects to discover and synthesize information interactively.
MVCode is an after school coding program for kids that Doug founded while teaching his children to code. MVCode works to incorporate all these trends in their program so their students are truly becoming prepared for the future. MVCode has clubs in Greenbrae (Bon Air Center) and Mill Valley as well as SF, Redwood City and Albany.