Pinball game for Tinker Studio class in Code Hobbits

Teaching Tinker Studio class through Visual and Kinesthetic Learning styles

Who says Newtonian physics is only for middle school kids? In our Tinker Studio class, elementary grade kids get enough opportunities to learn and master the fundamentals of middle-school physics.  We believe starting with Newtonian equations for this age group won’t help the students much. So we indulge our students in kinesthetic activities that focus […]

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Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic Learning styles at Code Hobbits

Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic: Helping students succeed through multiple learning styles

There is no one size fits all when it comes to how students comprehend information. Everyone is different, and to be successful in the classroom, they must understand which out of the three learning styles – visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, fits their learning.   Most of us predominantly depend on one of our senses to process […]

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Technology is not enough, Creativity is important too

Technology is not enough, creativity is important too

Talk to a group of teachers and you will find they have strong opinions about the pros and cons of classroom technology use. Many professionals believe introducing more of tech in schools is good for the kids. While many parents have serious doubts about letting their kids’ learning experience revolve around technology that includes substantial […]

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Makey Makey Guitar: step-by-step tutorial with pictures

With students at home right now, several parents have asked us about fun and engaging projects that can be done at home. Here’s one — how about building your very own electronic guitar! It’s a fun and extremely accessible project that students of all ages will enjoy! Let’s get started. Things you’ll need:      […]

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What is STEAM?

STEM vs. STEAM

STEM education stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEAM on the other hand includes arts — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Where STEM education acutely focuses on hard scientific and engineering concepts, STEAM promotes learning scientific concepts through art. The conventional STEM education concentrates only on the four fields. It does not foster […]

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Physical + Digital Summer Camp

Given the continued uncertainty over Covid-19, summer camp options are quickly moving into the virtual space and parents need home-based options. While the traditional in-person camp models have benefits, the ability to have STEAM-based learning resources for families is critical to ensure children’s development and learning growth continues during the summer months. MEandMine has launched […]

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7 TED Talks to watch with your kids

With week 3 of shelter-in-place order, one of the two things in happening — 1) parents have established a new homeschool routine for their children,  or 2) parents are running out of ideas to keep kids busy. Regardless of which camp you’re in, I think we can all agree that we need to establish clear […]

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Time for creativity and connection

As we continue to adjust our class schedules with the Bay Area shelter-in-place order, I hope my message finds you, your families and loved ones safe and healthy. Many kids are at home this week and parents have reached out to me asking how to manage their kids’ learning during these uncertain times.  My response […]

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Student Feature: Ariv Gupta

Jack: Why did you decide to go to Code Hobbits Innovate Shenzhen program? Ariv: I decided to go to Shenzhen to learn about how things that we take for granted, for example, the iPhone, are made. The iPhone has wowed me for the entire time that I have been a user of it with its […]

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Review from the classroom: Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit

Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit is a excellent educational package perfect for use in classrooms. For those unfamiliar with the product, Makeblock Neuron is an electronics kit of magnetically snappable modules. The kit is designed to teach kids electronic prototyping, problem solving, and computational thinking . Each module is color-coded based upon its function — green […]

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