Tag Archives: Children

#EdAppHack: Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th

 

We’re going to be joining learners, teachers and community app developers this weekend at the MaRS Discovery District for the #EdAppHack, a two-day learning opportunity, using the Hackathon model to address the changing dialogue between students and their teachers, mentors, and  industry professionals. #EdAppHack will be focusing on the theme of STEM and using the hands-on experience to address concerns and talking points on the changing nature of education, all while creating original apps and with the aide of various supportive  collaborators. There’s also going to be a keynote by Robleh Jama, founder of Tiny Hearts,  an award winning app studio based here in Toronto, and lots of industry professionals from all ends of Toronto.

Both students and teachers will be able to get their hands dirty, work together and collaborate to brainstorm, build and pitch their app ideas, and it’s all going down this weekend.  To get involved, visit edapphack.com and sign up.

Free Code Ninja Lessons for Kids

Hey DevTO community!

Know any kids that would like to learn to code? Well there is a great and free event happening this Sunday, September 15 at the CSI.

From 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. kids from ages 10-17 are invited to come down and to “work proactively to eliminate gender and socioeconomic barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for young people to experience programming early—and have fun doing it!”

CoderDojoTO is a free, friendly environment where kids can learn programming. Their aim is to provide free and open learning to youth, with a special emphasis on computer programming. Start those kids early and open them up to a world of possibilities and opportunities.

9 tickets are left, and you can buy them here.

The hashtag for the event is #CoderDojoTO, and if you’re interested in mentoring or just plain volunteering, drop them a line!

Happy Wednesday!

 

Anita

FIRST Robotics Canada: Educating and promoting students in science, tech and engineering

Have you heard of FIRST Robotics Canada? If not, here’s your chance: FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, Robotics runs robotic competitions for elementary, junior and senior high school level students. Their aim is to push and inspire children towards careers in the science, tech and engineering fields. Established in 1992 by founder and inventor Dean Kamen, the organization now extends and reaches to over 250,000 students continent-wide.  There are a series of qualifying rounds across North America designed to ignite and impassion an interest in this industry.

Check out this video with Morgan Freeman discussing FIRST:

 

 

Today and tomorrow, cheer on Teresa Sing’s team FRC Team 1325 – Inverse Paradox through the webcasts featured on here.

Need more information on FIRST?:

2013 Canadian FIRST Robotics Canada Events by date:

• Waterloo Regional (March 21-23, 2013)

• Greater Toronto Regional West (March 28-30, 2013) – Hershey Centre

• Western Canadian Regional (April 4-6, 2013)

• FIRST Championships in St. Louis (April 24-27, 2013)

Regional and Qualifying Events

FIRST Robotics Info:

FIRST Robotics Canada
FIRST America

 

The DevTO Team

Want more information on Teresa’s Team? Or just want to cheer them on? Contact Teresa at teresa.sing@rogers.com