What makes a good digital citizen? A guide for children…

At Jam Coding, we inspire young people to get creative with code and we educate them on how to do it safely. Our aim is to create the digital citizens of tomorrow. But what makes a good digital citizen? Keep reading to find out… Protect personal data A good digital citizen protects both their personal […]

How Yoda’s wisdom can be applied to coding

You may know Yoda as a small, frog-like, 900-and-something-year-old creature who crops up every now and then to say something funny but, to many across the galaxy, he’s so much more than that. He may be a fictional character but he’s arguably one of the best teachers in the universe. Let’s take a look at […]

The link between maths and coding

Teachers are always trying to find new and engaging ways to get kids to enjoy maths. You know the drill. Giving a lesson on fractions? A pizza is the only prop you’ll need. It’s an important part of learning in the early years, but a lot of children struggle to form a connection with it […]

3 ways coding helps the environment

No matter where you work or what you do, coding is a crucial part of modern day life. At present, it’s one of the most in-demand skills in the world. Not just in the technology industry, but across all industries, and that isn’t about to change any time soon! But the economy is just one […]

The RIDICULOUS UK digital skills shortage!

Let’s be clear here; the demand for AI, programming and computing skills is soaring. Yet, the number of young people taking IT subjects at GCSE level has declined by a whopping 40% since 2015 in the UK. Think about that for a minute…. We have a skills SHORTAGE now. Yet in the future we are […]

5 reasons why girls should get into coding

According to a global software developer survey done in 2020, a whopping 91.5% of developers are male. There’s a general myth that women and girls aren’t all that interested in technical subjects, which isn’t strictly true. Despite the gender imbalance in the world of tech, more and more young girls are becoming interested in learning […]

What is coding? Our definition

If you type ‘what is coding?’ into Google, you’ll find thousands of options. We know because we’ve tried it. It’s funny that with so many options, the answer is pretty much the same. Coding is the process or activity of writing computer programs… Jam Coding has been delivering computing workshops to children for over 7 […]

Programming is like poetry – A Valentine’s Day poem by Jam Coding

Programming is like poetry; A sequence of code, That creates an ode, To a world of endless possibilities. Like poetry, it takes practice, To master the tactics, Of algorithms and coding with love. It can be difficult to grasp, With intricacies so vast, Like abstraction, selection and bugs. But once you do, Your worries will […]

7 tips for parents on Safer Internet Day

Gone are the days when children used the internet for one reason and one reason only: MSN. There was nothing better than logging in after a long day at school and chatting the night away to the same pals you’d spent the entire day with…  Except researching your display name, of course, which had to […]

Jam Coding: The story behind the name

If you’ve ever a chosen a name, you’ll understand just how hard it is to settle on the right one. That was the case for Roger, our director, when he named his camper van Viv. It was also the case when he put the name of his sourdough starter in the hands of his Instagram […]