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Spotlight on Our Students: Coolest Creations by YD Kids [March Edition]

It’s time for our favorite monthly series, Coolest Creations by YD Kids! Each month we showcase some of the impressive final projects created by Youth Digital students. These projects reflect all the hard work kids put into their courses, as well as some of the tech skills and software they learned along the way.

Many Youth Digital students are avid gamers, so this month, we’re featuring final projects from our courses that teach technology skills through creating video games. Let’s get started!

Here’s a peek at an awesome mobile game created by our student Luke G.!

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Spotlight on Our Students: Coolest Creations by YD Kids [February Edition]

It’s time for our favorite monthly series, Coolest Creations by YD Kids! Each month we showcase some of the impressive final projects created by Youth Digital students. These projects reflect all the hard work our kids put into their courses, as well as some of the tech skills and software they learned along the way.

We strive to offer courses that fit every kid’s interests, so this month, we’re featuring final projects from a wide range of Youth Digital courses.

Let’s start with a mobile game created by our student Eli Z.!

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How to Raise a Future Entrepreneur

How to Raise a Future Entreprenuer

Whether you dream of running a coffee shop or creating the next popular social network, many people aspire to start their own business one day. And while plenty of us will not realize that dream, parents can still inspire an entrepreneurial streak in their kids. So how do you raise your kids to be an entrepreneur? Continue reading “How to Raise a Future Entrepreneur”

5 Fun Apps for Kids, Created by Kids!

shutterstock_155810690When you think of app developers, you most likely don’t think of kids. But the younger generation has a natural affinity (and in many cases, talent) for technology, and they are already changing the game in the world of mobile apps. Through online app development courses, young coders are not only creating their own apps, but also sharing those apps with the world on the App Store. Today, we’re highlighting 5 fun, kid-friendly mobile games that were created by kids. Continue reading “5 Fun Apps for Kids, Created by Kids!”

Parents and Technology Education: Challenges and Opportunities

1Gone are the days where education was as simple as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Today, students are expected to learn a variety of skills and subjects to keep up with our changing world. From foreign language to technology, expectations for what kids should learn in school have been drastically altered in the digital age.

One critical component of the new curriculum for students is technology. Not only is the internet a critical tool for learning, but almost all careers require knowledge and use of some sort of technology. As an emerging trend, technology education presents numerous challenges for students, parents, and educators, but it also provides a unique opportunity for students. Continue reading “Parents and Technology Education: Challenges and Opportunities”

Spotlight on Our Students: Coolest Creations by YD Kids [January Edition]

It’s time for our favorite monthly series, Coolest Creations by YD Kids! Each month we showcase some of the impressive final projects created by Youth Digital students. These projects reflect all the hard work our kids put into their courses, as well as some of the tech skills and software they learned along the way.

This month, we’re putting the spotlight on our courses that feature 3D technology: 3D Character Animation 1, 3D Printing & Modeling 1, and 3D Animation 1!

First, we’ll watch a project from our newest course, 3D Character Animation 1. Titled Run for It!, this animation was created by Youth Digital student Sam B.

Continue reading “Spotlight on Our Students: Coolest Creations by YD Kids [January Edition]”

Spotlight on Our Students: Some of Our Favorite Projects from 2015!

Before we start the new year, we’re taking some time to look back over everything our students accomplished in 2015. From amazing final projects from our two courses released this year, Server Design 1 and 3D Character Animation 1, to innovative work from old favorites like Mod Design 1, Youth Digital kids created an impressive collection of projects!

Today, we’ll spotlight five awesome projects our students created this year.

Let’s kick it off with “An Adventure in Which Seany Boy Defeats the Creeper,” one of the first final projects from our new 3D Character Animation 1 course!

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5 Ways to Celebrate Creativity This Holiday Season

shutterstock_340151969The kids are out of school, parents have time off from work, and everyone’s getting together to celebrate. That makes the holiday season a great time to encourage creativity with your kids, as there is plenty of time outside the classroom for kids to embrace their creative side.

Since creativity is something that needs to be nurtured and encouraged– even celebrated! — we’ve compiled a list of ways you can do exactly that this holiday season. Continue reading “5 Ways to Celebrate Creativity This Holiday Season”

Happy Holidays from Youth Digital!

Before we start the new year, we’re taking some time to reflect on 2015 and celebrate all that our students have accomplished this year. From amazing final projects from our two courses released this year, Server Design 1 and 3D Character Animation 1, to creating work above and beyond our course curriculum, we are so proud of you, Youth Digitals!

As a thank you to all of our wonderful students and their parents, we have created a holiday video for you to enjoy.

Happy holidays, and we can’t wait to see what you create in 2016!