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  • June Summer Camp Attendees, You’re Doing it Right

    A little transparency here, first. I have actually already written a post that touches on the fact that if you wait until July or even August to register for camp, there are many benefits in doing so. That said, despite the title of this post, I promise I’m not flip-flopping. Here is why: This post [...]

  • iD Tech Mini Sparked HUGE Fun This Spring Break

      A group of 60 youngsters from ages six to nine years old experienced a week of tech fun at Sutter Elementary School in sunny Santa Clara, California over spring break. Launched for the first time ever, iD Tech Mini, our new initiative for rising 1st to 4th graders, took over Sutter for a week of innovation [...]

  • 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Camp

    Summers are magical. School's out, the days are long, and free time abounds. Yet after a month or so, boredom sets in and kids start gravitating toward the couch, glued to smartphones, binging on Netflix, and playing video games for hours on end. Don’t you wish your kids spent their summers designing video games instead [...]

  • Go Green With Arbor Day Party Ideas

      Arbor Day is upon us again! A day to celebrate...trees? Unfortunately, most people probably don’t think too much about Arbor Day – trees are something that shed leaves in the fall, scrape against windows in storms, and bloom beautifully in spring – and that’s about it. But this Arbor Day, we want to remind you [...]

  • You Know the Definition of STEM, but How Well is STEM Defined?

    You’ll find that most definitions of STEM encompass the following points: STEM is the ever-popular acronym referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There isn't enough STEM curriculum incorporated into K12 education. Proficiency in STEM skills is a must for anyone traversing the future job landscape. (Here is a more formal definition of STEM from [...]

  • 15 Unique, Yet Valid, Summer Camp Questions

    You’re a parent. You’re curious, and definitely cautious—rightly so! Thus, you have questions about camp, and plenty of them. And we love hearing from you. There really is no such thing as a terrible question when it comes to choosing the right summer camp for your son or daughter. (If you think there is, then I dare [...]

  • How to Get Started as a Video Game Designer

      Video game sales outpace movie box office a long shot, and for a while now ($24 billion to $10 billion, most recently). If you needed an indicator on the strength of the video game industry, there you have it. Such a staggering sales figure is understandable, especially for those people who have been sucked [...]

  • Speak the (Programming) Language - Python Vs. Java

    iD Tech offers a variety of courses in a great deal of programming languages. Choosing the right one can be difficult, like deciding if you want the latest Apple device, or if an old corer will work just fine. When writing a program, do you want it to take 2 to 4 hours to run, [...]

  • Closing the Gender Gap Thru Collaborative Play

    When it comes to encouraging girls to get into STEM at a young age, it's much deeper than providing them with pink engineering toys. Luckily, there are a few very special companies who also believe this, and make it their mission to include girls in engineering in a, well, gender-less way. GoldieBlox is one (you may [...]

  • Engaging Girls in STEM—iD Tech & TechGirls

    The girls in technology movement is on fire in the Silicon Valley. From unknown startups to tech giants like Google and Facebook, this tight-knit community is finally acknowledging the gender discrepancies in STEM education and participation, and making changes now to repair the problem for the future. iD Tech remains at the forefront of the [...]