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Should Coding Be Taught In Schools? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Computer science is a rather important subject that more kids have an interest in now than ever before. But should coding and all the various elements that go with it be a part of the school curriculum? We want to know your thoughts on the teaching of programming in schools. Crowdfunding Fails To Deliver To answer this week’s question please scroll...

Master Photography By Studying It: 10 Great Online Photo Courses

Photography is a deceptive art. At first glance it looks simple and straightforward: all you have to do is point your lens and click the shutter, right? But there’s a lot of theory and knowledge behind every beautiful shot — so much so that it can be overwhelming for the beginner. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources on the Internet to help ease...

10+ Places To Watch Fun Educational Videos Online

The Internet is full of great videos, some of which can be quite educational. A while back, we rounded up a few choice websites with informative videos to expand your mind. There have been plenty of other great options since then, not to mention talented video-makers on YouTube. So here’s a second round of fun and educational videos from the best corners...

5 Project Ideas To Help You Learn Programming Faster

Programming has one of the steepest learning curves of any creative endeavor. Until the concepts click in your head, it’s going to be rough sailing. There are a few ways to ease that learning curve, however, and one of the most effective ways is to get your hands dirty with a few side projects of your own. Nothing will help you absorb and retain programming...

Learn Something New Every Day With Wikiwand

Wikipedia holds a vast wealth of knowledge, but it’s not exactly the most gorgeous website out there. That’s where Wikiwand comes in. Wikiwand is a browser extension that allows you to effortlessly browse Wikipedia in a beautiful and highly functional modern interface. Now that you can run Android apps in the Chrome browser, it’s an even better alternative...

Coding Isn’t For Everyone: 7 Tech Jobs You Can Get Without It

Programming isn’t for everyone; it requires a very specific kind of quantitative, analytical thinking, and the learning process can be a tough one, even with some of the fun ways to learn to program. But don’t be discouraged if you want to be a part of the tech field: there are plenty of jobs for people who don’t know how to code! These seven will give...

15 Random Google Searches & What We Learned From Them

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all take the Web somewhat for granted. Here is this epic, indispensable collection of resources on anything and everything you could possibly imagine, and yet we all collectively shrug our shoulders at the magnificence of it all. In particular, we take Google and the other search engines for granted. That needs...

6 Signs That You Are Not Meant To Be A Programmer

Not everyone is cut out to be a programmer. Sure, anyone can learn how to program, but learning how to program is not the same as making a career out of it. In fact, it’s entirely possible to be a talented coder and still be a mismatch for the career. It sounds strange, I know, but it’s truer than you might think. I spent over a decade earning a degree...

Explore 13.8 Billion Years Of History On YouTube With CrashCourse [Stuff to Watch]

It is commonly accepted that history began as soon as we started writing things down, but this is merely a metaphorical line in the sand. The last few thousand years of cave paintings and tabloid journalism have barely recorded a fraction of our planet’s long existence – so what about “big history”? CrashCourse aims to explore this often-neglected period...

How To Set Up YouTube For Better Learning

If you aren’t already using YouTube to expand your mind and learn new skills, it’s time for you to catch up. There’s so much free knowledge available out there. Why not take advantage of it? Want to learn a musical instrument? How about learning how to draw? For the handyman there are tutorials on DIY basics and for the code-minded there are computer...

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