8 Web Safety Tips for Kids and Youth

8 Web Safety Tips for Kids and Youth

Supporting youth and their journey through technology with practical web safety tips, with TELUS WISE.

Our youth programs aim to encourage our next generation of wave makers to feel comfortable, confident and competent with technology. We want to empower them to use it to shape the future through art, inventions, games, stories – and beyond. We can thank the internet for allowing us to connect with one another (hello there!), Read more…

The Power of Confidence

The Power of Confidence

Ladies Learning Code asked leading women in STEM, design and entrepreneurship to share their success stories. Here’s what they revealed.

Women are underrepresented in STEM fields – that’s hardly news as the issue has gained notable traction in the media and within organizations in recent years. At Ladies Learning Code, we’re committed to closing the gender gap in technology by teaching women through beginner friendly programs that provide practical tech skills and arguably something even more important Read more…

Making the Switch into a Tech Career

Making the Switch into a Tech Career

Kathy Tran, Community Director at Switch, shares her advice on starting a career in the tech industry.

This is a guest blog post by Kathy Tran, Community Director at Switch. Getting Started  Whether you are making a big career decision for the first time or in a mid-career pivot, it can be very overwhelming to undergo such a big change. The technology industry is vast and there are many paths to take. Read more…

Spinning the Web

Spinning the Web

Kids Learning Code has partnered with MakerKids to create MakerSchools - interactive digital literacy curriculum

Over the past few months, Kids Learning Code has partnered with MakerKids to create interactive digital literacy curriculum under the project name MakerSchools. From Kids Learning Code, we decided to focus on finding ways to make educators feel comfortable providing digital literacy support. We created three sample lesson plans across different curriculum subjects for grade Read more…

Internet Safety 101: The Parent’s Toolkit

Internet Safety 101: The Parent’s Toolkit

On May 20th we hosted a talk at The Lab for parents on Internet Safety. Here are our top tips + tools for starting the conversation at home

On May 20th we hosted a talk and community info session for parents on the hot-button topic of internet safety, with a particular focus on giving parents the tools they need to start the conversation at home. Throughout our talk we uncovered a lot of additional questions about internet safety that are top of mind for Read more…