Mastery Coding Blog

The MC Byte

Stay up-to-date with the latest company news, classroom clues, and technology and education information with Mastery Coding™. Updated weekly!
Dashboard mockup

Industry Information

Get the scoop on the worlds of education, technology, esports, and STEM.

Transforming Classrooms with AI: The Pros and Cons of Using ChatGPT in K-12 Education
calendar
March 6, 2023
Transforming Classrooms with AI: The Pros and Cons of Using ChatGPT in K-12 Education

Discover How to Maximize the Benefits and Mitigate the Risks of AI in K-12 Education

The Importance of an Effective After-School Program
calendar
September 7, 2022
The Importance of an Effective After-School Program

Effective afterschool programs help children develop skills they'll need later on in life. Discover what makes a great one!

Top Ten Education Conferences in 2024 for Educators
calendar
March 29, 2024
Top Ten Education Conferences in 2024 for Educators

We handpicked ten EdTech and education conferences that we believe are the top choices for US educators in 2024

Why Coding Can Benefit Your Career
calendar
May 19, 2023
Why Coding Can Benefit Your Career

Unleashing the Power of Coding Across All Professions

Rubber Duck Debugging: History and Benefits
calendar
April 7, 2023
Rubber Duck Debugging: History and Benefits

Discover the origins of rubber duck debugging, why it works, and why it has become so popular among programmers.

The Importance of CTE Courses in High School Curricula
calendar
January 18, 2023
The Importance of CTE Courses in High School Curricula

CTE programs offer in-field training, higher employment rates, and opportunities to explore interests.

Are Certifications in Tech Worth It?
calendar
January 11, 2023
Are Certifications in Tech Worth It?

Learn how tech certifications can boost your career and how to choose the right one for you.

The Day In The Life Of A Professional Coder
calendar
November 2, 2022
The Day In The Life Of A Professional Coder

What’s it like to work in tech? See what goes on behind the scenes as we follow coders through their daily routine!

How Computers Turn Ones and Zeros into 3D Worlds
calendar
October 17, 2022
How Computers Turn Ones and Zeros into 3D Worlds

Discover exactly how computers take zeroes and ones and use them to generate convincing 3D spaces.

Top 5 Best Ways To Learn Computer Programming
calendar
September 20, 2022
Top 5 Best Ways To Learn Computer Programming

Learn computer programming from the ground up with these 5 easy methods. It won't take long before you start seeing results.

LAB Midwest - The Complete Guide to Esports for Schools
calendar
September 12, 2022
LAB Midwest - The Complete Guide to Esports for Schools

Brought to you by LAB Midwest, this article provides a comprehensive guide to academic esports.

6 Benefits of Adding Certification Opportunities to Schools
calendar
July 6, 2022
6 Benefits of Adding Certification Opportunities to Schools

To best serve your school’s community, bring industry-recognized certifications to your school.

5 Surprising Coding Careers Outside of Tech
calendar
July 1, 2022
5 Surprising Coding Careers Outside of Tech

STEM Career Exploration: Discover five unexpected fields that are hiring coders right now:

We Need to Talk About Tech Equity
calendar
June 27, 2022
We Need to Talk About Tech Equity

How can we help and change the tech industry to become representative of our diverse population?

The Future of CTE in the United States
calendar
June 17, 2022
The Future of CTE in the United States

Evolving our education system to prepare students for a world changed by technology is critical. 

We Won't be Returning to a Pre-Covid Curriculum
calendar
June 13, 2022
We Won't be Returning to a Pre-Covid Curriculum

Many believe that because of Covid, grade school education will never be the same.

Preparing Students for a Remote-Work Industry
calendar
March 2, 2022
Preparing Students for a Remote-Work Industry

It’s more important than ever to both accept and prepare students for the reality of remote work becoming mainstream.

STEM and Technology: The Gap in the Industry
calendar
February 7, 2022
STEM and Technology: The Gap in the Industry

Even with a Greater Need for its Products and Services in the United States, the Tech Industry Lacks Qualified Applicants.

What Makes a Good Certification?
calendar
December 9, 2021
What Makes a Good Certification?

What to Look For in Certifications: Three key traits to look for to find valuable certifications for students.

How to Set Up a Great GitHub Profile
calendar
October 22, 2021
How to Set Up a Great GitHub Profile

Follow the steps provided to set up a GitHub profile that will excite recruiters and employers alike:

Your Students Should be Using GitHub
calendar
September 21, 2021
Your Students Should be Using GitHub

To build impressive project showcases, your students should be using GitHub. Here’s why:

Why Unity is the Best Game Engine for Beginners
calendar
July 6, 2021
Why Unity is the Best Game Engine for Beginners

We choose Unity because it’s the best game engine for beginner game developers. Discover nine reasons why:

Unity Certified User Programmer: Tips for Test Success
calendar
June 14, 2021
Unity Certified User Programmer: Tips for Test Success

Are you prepared for the UCU:P? Discover tips to this popular professional development exam.

Social Emotional Learning: Coders Need SEL too!
calendar
April 22, 2021
Social Emotional Learning: Coders Need SEL too!

Discover six crucial social and emotional skills you need to develop to become the best coder you can be!

Load More

Company News

Stay up-to-date on what's cooking in Mastery Coding™'s kitchen.

Meet the Mastery Coding Teacher Champions!
calendar
May 31, 2023
Meet the Mastery Coding Teacher Champions!

We are proud to introduce our 2022-2023 Mastery Coding Champions!

The Mastery Coding Story (So Far)
calendar
April 25, 2023
The Mastery Coding Story (So Far)

Mastery Coding was born in a classroom and crafted by teachers and students. Discover the origin story of our company:

Mastery Coding's 2023 Climate Impact Report
calendar
April 22, 2023
Mastery Coding's 2023 Climate Impact Report

It's our shared responsibility to provide the next generation with a habitable planet. We're doing our part.

Essex County Payne Tech Starts Game Development Program
calendar
December 16, 2022
Essex County Payne Tech Starts Game Development Program

High School in Newark, New Jersey brings an award-winning computer science curriculum to students.

Shirley Lane Elementary Launches Game Development STEM Program
calendar
October 25, 2022
Shirley Lane Elementary Launches Game Development STEM Program

Elementary School in Bakersfield, California, adds award-winning computer science curriculum to their course lineup.

Mastery Coding X Amateur Esports Association
calendar
July 28, 2022
Mastery Coding X Amateur Esports Association

Mastery Coding is excited to announce a new partnership between Mastery Coding and the Amateur Esports Association (AEA)!

Mastery Coding Launches Esports Career Exploration Elective
calendar
July 21, 2022
Mastery Coding Launches Esports Career Exploration Elective

The MSE: Career Explorations in Esports course grants students the opportunity to explore new careers

ACTE Launches Esports Area of Interest
calendar
June 17, 2022
ACTE Launches Esports Area of Interest

Mastery Coding becomes a corporate member as ACTE announces the new Esports Area of Interest.

Mastery Coding's 2022 Climate Impact Report
calendar
April 21, 2022
Mastery Coding's 2022 Climate Impact Report

Providing the next generation with a habitable planet is all of our responsibility; we’re doing our fair share.

Mastery Coding Recognized as a 2022 Top STEM Solutions Provider
calendar
March 10, 2022
Mastery Coding Recognized as a 2022 Top STEM Solutions Provider

Mastery Coding is honored to be recognized as a Top 10 STEM Solutions Provider by Education Technology Insights.

"Pathway Esports got me into Video Editing", says YouTube Gamer
calendar
February 16, 2022
"Pathway Esports got me into Video Editing", says YouTube Gamer

The Mastery Coding team sat down with YouTuber, Zack “Zax is kewl”, to discuss his experience as a Pathway Esports student.

Partnership Announcement: Mastery Coding x LAB Midwest
calendar
November 15, 2021
Partnership Announcement: Mastery Coding x LAB Midwest

Two pioneers of ed-tech partner to empower students to meet tomorrow's challenges through intelligent technology education.

Meet Mastery Coding's Leadership Team
calendar
September 22, 2021
Meet Mastery Coding's Leadership Team

Meet our team of executives: Alan Sitomer, Joe Gabaldon, and Benjamin O'Gradney.

Introducing: Mastery Coding's SEL Computer Science Competencies
calendar
September 2, 2021
Introducing: Mastery Coding's SEL Computer Science Competencies

We’re proud to announce the launch of Mastery Coding's Social Emotional Learning Computer Science Competencies.

Meet the Creatives of Mastery Coding
calendar
August 26, 2021
Meet the Creatives of Mastery Coding

Meet our team of writers, artists, developers, and teachers.

Meet the Mastery Coding Coders
calendar
August 19, 2021
Meet the Mastery Coding Coders

Meet our team of computer science specialists!

Introducing Mastery Coding's Unity Certification Institute (UCI)
calendar
August 12, 2021
Introducing Mastery Coding's Unity Certification Institute (UCI)

Get Unity Certified with Mastery Coding!

Benefits of Partnering with Mastery Coding
calendar
July 14, 2021
Benefits of Partnering with Mastery Coding

When schools and districts work with Mastery Coding, the entire community wins.

Mastery Coding Wins 2021 EdTech Awards Trendsetter 2021
calendar
April 8, 2021
Mastery Coding Wins 2021 EdTech Awards Trendsetter 2021

The entire team at Mastery Coding is humbled and honored by EdTech's recognition.

Introducing: Computer Science Essentials
calendar
June 10, 2020
Introducing: Computer Science Essentials

This hybrid elementary course teaches STEM, Computer Literacy, and STEM Career Exploration.

Load More

Classroom Clues

Looking for classroom inspiration? Discover MC’s collection of teacher and student tips and resources.

How to Transform Your Classroom With Game-Based Learning
calendar
July 11, 2024
How to Transform Your Classroom With Game-Based Learning

Game-based learning is revolutionizing education by boosting student engagement and collaboration.

Why STEM Education is a Must-Have in Your Curriculum
calendar
May 16, 2024
Why STEM Education is a Must-Have in Your Curriculum

STEM education is one of the best ways to ensure that today’s students can adapt to a world changed by technology. ‍

Top 5 Programming Languages to Teach High School Computer Science
calendar
March 7, 2024
Top 5 Programming Languages to Teach High School Computer Science

Many high-school computer science teachers ask, what are the best coding languages to teach their students? Here's our top 5.

How Learning Tech Paves the Way for Young Entrepreneurs
calendar
November 16, 2023
How Learning Tech Paves the Way for Young Entrepreneurs

Here are some of the specific ways early coding education paves the way for the success of young entrepreneurs

Why Middle-School Students Need To Learn Coding NOW!
calendar
October 18, 2023
Why Middle-School Students Need To Learn Coding NOW!

With technology rapidly evolving, your students must start learning coding as early as possible. Here's why.

How Video Games Have Changed The World
calendar
June 23, 2023
How Video Games Have Changed The World

Video Games: A Catalyst for Innovation, Entertainment, and Social Transformation

What is Block-Based Coding?
calendar
June 9, 2023
What is Block-Based Coding?

Discover the power of block-based coding, a visual programming language that simplifies programming for beginners.

The Benefits of Taking Coding Courses in High School
calendar
May 10, 2023
The Benefits of Taking Coding Courses in High School

Exploring the Advantages of Learning to Code Early in Your Educational Journey

How Video Games Can be Used to Improve Math Scores
calendar
April 18, 2023
How Video Games Can be Used to Improve Math Scores

Learn how video games can help students improve their math skills in a fun and engaging way:

5 Effective Strategies to Interest Your Students in Mathematics
calendar
April 7, 2023
5 Effective Strategies to Interest Your Students in Mathematics

Mathematics can be a challenging subject for students, but it is crucial to their education and future careers:

4 Tools to Help Educators Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Students
calendar
March 29, 2023
4 Tools to Help Educators Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Students

Discover how tools like video-based curriculum and SEL can support your neurodiverse learners:

How to Improve Math Scores in Your Classroom
calendar
March 23, 2023
How to Improve Math Scores in Your Classroom

Looking to improve your math scores in middle school classes? Discover effective strategies that can help your students:

We Need to Recognize Neurodiversity in the Classroom
calendar
February 1, 2023
We Need to Recognize Neurodiversity in the Classroom

Provide an inclusive classroom environment for all students by recognizing and accommodating neurological differences.

Mastering Coding: A Step-by-Step Guide
calendar
January 11, 2023
Mastering Coding: A Step-by-Step Guide

10 Tips for Accelerating your Code Mastery Journey

10 Fascinating Facts About Coding
calendar
December 16, 2022
10 Fascinating Facts About Coding

Here are 10 amazing facts about coding and computers that will both inform and entertain!

How to Make Coding Education Fun for Kids
calendar
September 27, 2022
How to Make Coding Education Fun for Kids

To interest young children in computer science, make the curriculum fun. Here’s how:

A Parent's Guide: How to Bring Mastery Coding to School
calendar
August 18, 2022
A Parent's Guide: How to Bring Mastery Coding to School

Inspire your school to partner with Mastery Coding and bring productive, academic esports to your students. 

How to Inspire your School to Partner with Mastery Coding
calendar
July 21, 2022
How to Inspire your School to Partner with Mastery Coding

A Students Guide: Discover how to inspire your school to partner with Mastery Coding. 

Internet Safety: 10 Tips for Staying Safe Online
calendar
July 12, 2022
Internet Safety: 10 Tips for Staying Safe Online

In a newly-launched series with AEA, Mastery Coding explores how students can safely navigate the online world.

6 Tips for Learning Code Faster
calendar
April 8, 2022
6 Tips for Learning Code Faster

How can you fast-track your code-learning journey? Follow these six surprising strategies:

How to Inspire Young Women to Become Technologists
calendar
January 17, 2022
How to Inspire Young Women to Become Technologists

More Women Will Maintain Interest in Computer Science and Coding When Courses Make Room for Creativity

Students Want to Know: Is it Hard to Learn Code?
calendar
October 29, 2021
Students Want to Know: Is it Hard to Learn Code?

To motivate persistence it's crucial that teachers are aware of the potential roadblocks their students may come across...

Why Every Student Should Learn to Code
calendar
October 15, 2021
Why Every Student Should Learn to Code

Discover ten reasons why all students should learn to code.

Viral Trend Watch: Devious Licks & Memetics
calendar
September 27, 2021
Viral Trend Watch: Devious Licks & Memetics

How Educators Can Defend Schools Against Viral Trends

CIW Site Development Associate: Tips for Test Success
calendar
August 5, 2021
CIW Site Development Associate: Tips for Test Success

We're here to help simplify your exam research. To save you time, we trawled CIW’s content and unearthed the critical bits!

Help Your Students Flow: Coding the Flow State
calendar
July 29, 2021
Help Your Students Flow: Coding the Flow State

How can you keep your students engaged through long and arduous coding lessons? Let your students flow.

Benefits of Digital Portfolios in the Classroom
calendar
June 25, 2021
Benefits of Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Discover five reasons why you should add digital portfolios to your classroom:

This Summer, Coding Education Needs to Put Fun First
calendar
June 22, 2021
This Summer, Coding Education Needs to Put Fun First

Discover tips to keep your students engaged and relaxed as you work towards narrowing the Homework Gap.

How to Teach Coding (Without Knowing How to Code)
calendar
June 4, 2021
How to Teach Coding (Without Knowing How to Code)

Discover five amazing tips for effectively teaching your students how to code without needing to be an expert programmer:

5 Coding Challenges Every Beginner Should Try
calendar
May 6, 2021
5 Coding Challenges Every Beginner Should Try

The more you use the logic and tools you’ve learned, the better a coder you’ll become.

For the Young Women Coding in Classes Filled with Boys
calendar
April 29, 2021
For the Young Women Coding in Classes Filled with Boys

Coding is, will be, and was always for women too. The future of technology is a limitless frontier. What will you pioneer?

The Programming Major Application: Admission 101
calendar
April 6, 2021
The Programming Major Application: Admission 101

In a sea of computer science applications, how can yours stand out and win over admissions officers?

What Programming Language Should You Learn?
calendar
January 28, 2021
What Programming Language Should You Learn?

No matter what you want to do, or who you want to be, learning to code will give you a massive advantage in your career.

We Asked Our Engineers What Advice They Would Give to New Coders:
calendar
December 9, 2020
We Asked Our Engineers What Advice They Would Give to New Coders:

We rounded up our engineers and asked them to share the best lessons that they learned on their code-learning journeys.

Load More

Esports

The Day In The Life Of A Professional Esports Player
calendar
October 11, 2022
The Day In The Life Of A Professional Esports Player

See what goes on behind the scenes as we follow professional gamers through their daily routine!

More than Gaming: Career Opportunities in the Esports Industry
calendar
August 29, 2022
More than Gaming: Career Opportunities in the Esports Industry

A Passion for Video Games Can Set Students Up for Future Career Success. Here’s How:

Healthy Gaming: Social Emotional Learning in Academic Esports
calendar
July 29, 2022
Healthy Gaming: Social Emotional Learning in Academic Esports

SEL and Academic Esports are the perfect pair for developing practical soft skills in young students.

Esports Tips: 5 Skills Every Team Needs to Succeed
calendar
March 29, 2021
Esports Tips: 5 Skills Every Team Needs to Succeed

How to have Healthy Gaming in Schools: Discover the top five skills your team needs to level up:

Healthy Gaming: Habits to Improve Your Esports Scores
calendar
May 24, 2021
Healthy Gaming: Habits to Improve Your Esports Scores

Discover how to become a healthy gamer and the benefits that your sessions will see after you practice healthy esports.

How to Start an Esports Organization in Your School
calendar
October 7, 2021
How to Start an Esports Organization in Your School

Discover the first steps to take to form an esports organization for your student body:

How do Esports Players Make Money?
calendar
October 5, 2021
How do Esports Players Make Money?

Just like with traditional sports, esports offers many revenue sources (and career options) for their players.

How did Esports Become so Popular?
calendar
November 5, 2021
How did Esports Become so Popular?

How did esports emerge and evolve so quickly? And why did they become such a resounding success?

Schools Want to Know: Is There a Future to Esports?
calendar
November 18, 2021
Schools Want to Know: Is There a Future to Esports?

How will esports evolve over the next decade? Here are the most likely changes we’ll observe:

Schools Should Consider Esports an Academic Activity
calendar
December 29, 2021
Schools Should Consider Esports an Academic Activity

For the sake of your students and their success in careers, here’s why you should add esports to your official school lineup:

A Case for Academic Esports in Schools
calendar
June 2, 2022
A Case for Academic Esports in Schools

Academic Esports is So Much More than Kids Playing Video Games. Discover the benefit of having esports in your school.

12 Women that Changed the World of Gaming
calendar
March 9, 2021
12 Women that Changed the World of Gaming

This women's history month, join us in celebrating the trailblazers of video game history!

Gaming Benefits: Your Brain on Video Games
calendar
March 3, 2021
Gaming Benefits: Your Brain on Video Games

Are there benefits to video gaming and playing esports? Here's the answer, according to science!

The History of Esports, Gaming, and Play
calendar
February 23, 2021
The History of Esports, Gaming, and Play

Competitive play is a foundational aspect of the human experience. When the world went digital, players turned to esports.

The Benefits of Participating in Esports
calendar
July 5, 2022
The Benefits of Participating in Esports

Just like a passion for academics, sports, or any other hobby, a passion for esports could result in career opportunities.

Gamers to Makers: The Game-and-Learn Movement
calendar
February 8, 2021
Gamers to Makers: The Game-and-Learn Movement

The Game-and-Learn movement leverages gaming to facilitate education. Esports in schools means healthier gamers!

Make Gaming Educational: 6 Tips for Productive Gaming
calendar
January 20, 2021
Make Gaming Educational: 6 Tips for Productive Gaming

Gaming can be used as a way to develop good studying habits and practices. Here's how esports in schools can help students.

Mastery Coding Launches Pathway Esports
calendar
May 27, 2020
Mastery Coding Launches Pathway Esports

Get your students in the game with affordable esports courses. Introducing: Pathway Esports.

Load More

Sign up for our News Letter

Stay up to date with the latest and greatest news & tips from Mastery Coding. Subscribe to our Newsletter Today!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

* indicates required