At Hatch, we witness our students’ quest for knowledge each and every day. However, we also hear from parents who are just as excited to see their child flourish and get excited about coding! 10-year-old Sean caught our attention when he talked about coding in his school’s newsletter, and we were fortunate enough to chat with his mother, Erin, and ask her about how coding has affected their lives.
Want to know what’s been going on with Hatch lately? We’ve had a lot of fun over the March break, so here is a breakdown of our camps and how we kept busy.
The world has never been so immersed in technology. There is a lot of temptation for kids and adults to stay at home and play video games or simply browse the internet instead of going outside to play or interact with others. To encourage kids and adults to move and explore nature more, technology companies are introducing exciting new tools, games and apps that integrate with the real world. Check out these 7 ideas for how to balance technology with outdoor activities.
It’s no surprise that technology is in almost everything we touch today! It is essential that your child understand how to use it safely and educationally - practice makes perfect after all. No matter how old your child is, there's a way for you to use technology together. Here are 10 ways to use technology with your child:
Every coder has a unique story on why they decided to code.
We love chatting with the parents of our students and hearing about the impact coding is having on their lives… outside of the classroom! Spiro’s son Yianni has been taking Hatch Alpha classes for several years. Though Yianni has a wide range of interests, his attention to detail and impressive work ethic are perfectly suited to our Hatch Alpha program.
Part of what we do at Hatch Canada is to make sure that our students enjoy learning the coding skills necessary to set them up for the future. We also keep in touch with parents who are just as excited as we are to see their child's development. We recently sat down with Amber who is a proud mom to 8-year-old coder, Reese.
Rina Carlini is the President and CEO of Haltech, Halton’s Regional Innovation Centre which helps startup entrepreneurs develop their technology innovations and build their business. She has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, a certificate in Business Model Innovation from Harvard University, and is also a proud mom to a Hatch Canada student! We talked with Rina about the importance of coding, and science in general, and also discussed the future of STEM in society, and how Hatch Canada can play a key role in it all.
We’re always talking to Hatch parents in order to learn more about their experiences with us. In October 2016 we had a conversation with Brenda whose son Aidan started taking classes with us in September 2014 - a few months after Hatch got going.
Every Hatch student has a different way that they were introduced to coding. Some were interested in learning more about computers, others wanted to learn how to make games. One of our students, Zev, was swept up in a game craze and discovered coding as a natural next step for enjoying a new aspect of gaming. We had the opportunity to chat with his mom and learn a little bit more about his journey into coding.