Follow Your Child’s Progress With LoveMath™

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Just like you, I’m a busy parent. I make it a point to try and keep my kids motivated to learn throughout the summer, but I don’t exactly have the time (or the skillset) to develop full lesson plans. Thankfully LoveMath™ from GPA Learn, GeekDad’s latest sponsor, does this heavy lifting for me. Continue reading

Hard Truths: A Parental Responsibility to Address Tragedy

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Recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, have me dwelling on one of the great parenting struggles: the challenge of maintaining a child’s innocence while living in a world wrought with so many unconscionable acts. Using Jon Stewart’s already notorious ‘Daily Show’ monologue as a jumping off point, I explore the hard questions of what to share and how to share the truth of tragedy with children. Continue reading

Summer Rehydration Advice

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During summer activity, hydrate often. Avoid energy drinks or drinks with caffeine like coffee, tea, or soft drinks. Drink plenty of water. Low-sugar sports drinks can be a safe alternative to water. If you feel like you may be getting dehydrated during activity, let someone know. Continue reading

Microsoft Facilitates Computer Science Education in High Schools Through Volunteers

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Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative for education has many, many branches, but one of the most interesting to me is the TEALS program, which helps high schools be able to offer computer science classes. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: 54 Colorful 3D Dinosaurs From Boneyard Pets

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32 Square just launched their third Kickstarter for their newest version of Boneyard Pets 3D dinosaur puzzles. All the new kits are made from Komatex PVC to bring added flexibility, color, and a more accessible price point. Continue reading

What Will Tomorrow Look Like? Show the Sci-fi Museum to Win Tomorrowland Prizes

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In his song “Tomorrow,” Morrisssey posses the question, “Tomorrow, will it ever come? And if it does come, will I still be human?”Something like that is the question posed by Disney’s new movie Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and premiering nationwide 22 May. Continue reading

MoonBots 2015 Challenge Begins with Call for Explorers, Adventurers and Dreamers

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The 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge launches today and its a great way for kids to learn about space, robotics, and pick up some STEM skills at the same time. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Wundercub Educational Temporary Tattoos

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My two-year-old son loves temporary tattoos. The fact that my wife and I both have several tattoos probably doesn’t hurt, but a love of temporary skin art seems to be almost universal with kids. Wundercub will make kids’ love of temporary tattoos into a learning tool. Continue reading

Understanding How Things Work From the Inside With ‘Explain 3D’

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Do you remember books like “The Way Things Work” or “How things work”? These books were best-sellers and helped a lot of people understand how things work. They sold millions of copies and taught countless people. Now, ‘Explain 3D’ brings those kinds of books to your mobile devices, and delivers the future of learning how things work. Continue reading