Why it matters: Kids love playing games, especially with other kids and often using their own imagination. Minecraft offers kids a world with near limitless possibilities and allows them to express their imagination. It can also be used as a tool to advance a child’s critical thinking and computer science skills all while having fun at the same time.
Why it matters: Learning to code begins at any age, plus it is extremely fun! Explore beginner coding skills while developing your very own unique, interactive, and playable Pacman game on Scratch. This article targets a younger audience, but learners of any age are welcome to it.
Why it matters: Crosswords are fun and educational word puzzles that are commonly found in newspapers, media, websites, and mobile apps. Constructing crosswords is well known to be a challenging computational problem. For our research project, we developed a web-based application for quickly generating crosswords.