Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Coding is a very good skill for young people to learn. It is very popular because of all of the games that people play and different programs they use to make these cool games! When kids code, they are using language that the computer understands so they can create different things like games and programs. Let’s meet these kids who code!

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The Race Between Technology & Disease

The Race Between Technology & Disease

"Can we cure all diseases in our children's lifetime?"  It’s a question that Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are trying to answer. They want to put three billion dollars into research to take place at the Biohub at the University of California by bringing in engineers and scientists from various universities.... 

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Are Video Games Taking Over? The Most Popular After School Club Ever

Are Video Games Taking Over? The Most Popular After School Club Ever

Video games, video games, video games! That’s all kids are talking about. But what if there was a place where you could play video games for hours at a time, not get into any trouble, or even have to sneak around to do it? What about at school? At Woodridge, there’s a room where scholars can play all the games they want until 6pm!

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Phones Are Helping Us Eat Healthy!

Phones Are Helping Us Eat Healthy!

Soon phones can be used to better understand what is in food. Scott Faber, who is the vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group,has helped make food labels that help people find different food information by simply using a phone to scan the food label. This will be done by the end of 2017. 

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Technology and Math Collide

Technology and Math Collide

On May 5, 2015, 6th and 7th graders put their projects in a STEM Fair that took place in the Tech Prep Middle School gym. We think the STEM Fair is an interesting way to learn about the different areas of science, technology, engineering and math. In the gym there were a variety of exhibits to check out....

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Jumping into Virtual Reality Gaming

Jumping into Virtual Reality Gaming

We are now living in a world where pretty much anything is possible from the latest gadgets like the iPhone to the iWatch.  Companies are now creating things that people in the past thought were impossible. Have you ever played any game on a gaming system or a computer and thought to yourself if would be really cool if I was actually in the game. 

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National Robotics Week at the Air and Space Museum

National Robotics Week at the Air and Space Museum

On Friday April 4, the Air and Space Museum started its National Robotics Week event. National Robotics Week is April 4-12. You need to check this event out. It has happened the last few years at the Air and Space Museum and is worth the trip. 

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Snapchat: The Latest Addictive App

Snapchat: The Latest Addictive App

Instead of waking up in the morning texting about what you are wearing to school or catching up on the latest gossip, teens are thinking about doing something even more exciting...SNAPCHAT!  Well, what’s Snapchat? Snapchat is a photo messaging app created by three Stanford University students. Using this app allows teens to communicate...

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The New iPhone 6: What’s Up With That?

The New iPhone 6: What’s Up With That?

Have you heard of the IPhone 6, Apple’s newest product that everyone has been snatching up? Maybe if you are not “Team iPhone”, you wonder, what’s so great about the iPhone 6? Or you might say to yourself, why is Apple all of a sudden trying to copy and be more like the Galaxy? Did iPhone really copy Galaxy? What’s the real story behind all...

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