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Game Jams

Do you have a child who is interested programming or wants to make a difference in the world? Something that might spark their interest is a game jam, a hackathon-type event where kids get together to design a computer game or app based on social issues such as immigration, climate change, or future cities. Want to know more? Check out this article called Taking Advantage of the Power of Play on the Edutopia site for ideas on how to get started.

Apple Adds Coding to Summer Camp Offerings

Apple stores will add a session called "Coding Games and Programming Robots" to its Apple Camp series this summer. The three-day class will introduce 8- to 12-year-olds to coding concepts and teach them how to program Sphero robots. Check your local Apple store for more information about this and other summer camp offerings.