Learning Through Video Game Design

Video Game Design for Kids, The New Way to Learn

Too much time spent playing video games! It might seem like a time-waster. But, kids who play video games can improve their focus and problem-solving skills, boost creativity and even reduce stress. Playing is great, but video game design is an even better way to channel your kid’s love of the game into a learning opportunity and …

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STEAM: Don’t Forget The Arts!

STEM Is the Future We’re familiar with STEM now: science, technology, engineering, and math. We know STEM is the future of the marketplace. In addition, and there’s a growing movement, complete with a whole coalition to raise awareness for STEM. This coalition is prepared to take action for education in these subjects. It is vital that …

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Best Summer Camp by Parents

Top 4 Reasons Why Parents Choose Classroom Antics

Choosing a Summer Camp How do you choose a summer camp? You’ve seen it come home on a school flyer, you’ve listened to your kid talk it, but why choose this summer camp? Top 4 Reasons Parents Choose Classroom Antics Directly from our multi-year end of year survey from parents that have attended one of …

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World Robot Olympiad 2011

USA Missing at World Robot Olympiad

On November 18-20, 2011, Abu Dhabi will play host to the 8th annual World Robot Olympiad (WRO). World Robot Olympiad is an event where teams of three students, create, design, and build robot models using LEGO Mindstorm NXT. Teams compete in one of three competition categories guided by their teachers and coaches. This year over …

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Scratch is like LEGO building

Scratch Programming is like LEGO Building

What is Scratch Programming? Scratch is a programming language for kids that makes it easy to create. It uses a visual-based interface that is like a LEGO building. With this software kids make their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. In addition, they can even share their creations on the web and collaborate with …

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Homemade Roomba

Homemade Roomba

Every parent knows the importance of investing in their child’s education because it will pay off in the long run. Now, I’m all for giving their child the best possible opportunities for success. But, what about today. Now thanks to Classroom Antics and LEGO Mindstorm NXT you don’t have to wait for the payoff. In …

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STEM

STEM is the New Three R’s

In a world of twitter and texting, it is not uncommon to find creative abbreviations for large words or series of phrases. But in the case of STEM, it is an abbreviation for a very large concept.  STEM has become a common acronym, particularly among policy advocates and government officials, to refer to the fields …

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