Coding Will Improve Your Child’s Writing Abilities

Mbanda ShyakaCoding, EduTab, Literacy, TechKids ICT, Uncategorized9 Comments

Coding Will Improve Your Child’s Writing Abilities  The average score for literacy at primary 3, and primary 6 in 2010 was at a low of 47% and 40% respectively. In addition, 60% of the learners in primary  3 and about 70% in primary 6 were below the 50% proficiency level for literacy for their respective grades.(NAPE 2010). By integrating ICTs in education, the TOD Idea Ltd looks to tackle this challenge. In this article, I endeavour to show how coding, a very vital 21st century skill, can improve yet another vital 21st century skill, literacy, with a bias towards creative … Read More

The Educational Benefits of building block Robots like Legos or Lepins

Mbanda ShyakaRobotics, TechKids ICT, TechKids Robotics Shop0 Comments

To some people the educational benefits of playing with the colourful, multi-faceted bricks aren’t always clear. I have crafted some key benefits of creating, configuring and crafting with building blocks. Robotics as a whole develops problem solving and mathematical thinking. Following instructions to assemble Lego or other building blocks also has a lot of benefits for children’s problem solving, focus and attention to detail. Ideas of symmetry, balance, shapes and sizes are explored during play with building blocks. For example, children experience working with fractions when they observe how many small pieces can fit into a large piece and can … Read More