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  • 5 Coding Definitions Every Kid (and Parent) Should Know in 2016

    When I tell friends, family members, and even complete strangers about iD Tech, I often get the same question—can kids actually learn to code? For anyone who isn’t a programmer, the skill usually comes off as wizardry; something only to be mastered by those with superpowers. To be honest, before being exposed to our coding [...]

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  • If Your Kids Like Minecraft, They'll Love Magica Voxel and Captain Trtl

    Minecraft has swept the globe: Players are smitten with its clean and simple block design, depth of play, and near-limitless building possibilities. By placing cubes one piece at at time, players can create buildings, museums, pirate ships, street lamps, national landmarks, or even a lifelike rendering of iD Tech Camps. Another program that emphasizes simple [...]

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  • 10 GIFs That Perfectly Describe a Week at iD Tech

    Co-written by Don S. and Molly M. This summer, we're set to deliver over 50,000 fantastic camp experiences to students across the country. From check-in to the final hours, here's what it's like to be a camper at iD Tech, via some of our favorite GIFs. 1. Drop-Off on the First Day of Camp Monday [...]

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  • How Minecraft Doesn't Block Girls Out

    Minecraft is unique in a great number of ways—and you’ve probably already heard about all the reasons why your child playing it can be very educational. One of the qualities that you might not know about Minecraft that makes it unique in the gaming realm is it’s a rather genderless space. As one of the [...]

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  • Are eSports Legit? 7 Facts About This Game-Changing Industry

    Forget Super Bowl rings and shiny gold medals. Today’s eSports champions are scoring massive million-dollar prize pools as spectators from around the world watch them game. Also known as broadcasters, these competitors aren’t just greasy teenagers penned up in a dark bedroom—they’re well-trained, driven game gurus who don’t miss a beat when they’re called on [...]

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  • Ranking Up in League of Legends

    The eSports industry has been growing at an explosive rate, and League of Legends (LoL) is one of the most popular competitive games out there. This year the League of Legends World Finals had over 36 million viewers, with a prize pool of over 2 million dollars. That kind of viewership surpasses the NBA Finals [...]

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