Technology

Have You Lost Yourself in a Google Map Lately?

You probably learned that you could explore places using Google Maps Street View years ago, but when's the last time…

November 3, 2017

If You Can Dance, You Can Code: Workshop Guide

When you dance, you perform steps in a particular way, the same way each time. The dance code you create…

October 26, 2017

Scientist Selfies: The Social Media Experiment

Can social media help change the public image of scientists? We found a group on Instagram with the perfect social…

August 19, 2017

Kickstarter for the Rocketbook Color Notebook: The Internet of Crayons

The Rocketbook Color Notebook, now on Kickstarter, addresses the two-fold problem: how do we give compulsive young artists a surface…

July 23, 2017

The Dynamic Duo Reviews ‘Toca Lab: Plants’

The Dynamic Duo reviews Toca Boca's newest app, 'Toca Lab: Plants.' And they get to say "poop" on a recording,…

June 16, 2017

IHMC Robotics Lab Open House 2017

National Robotics week kicked off during April 8-16th. The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) Robotics Lab from…

April 22, 2017

Gamifying Life (May Possibly) Work for Me!

After unexpected success tracking eating habits with points, Amy wonders what other chores might be easier with a gamification system…

March 24, 2017

PAX East: Visits With Samsung and MSI

What should a parent know before investing in a gaming laptop for their children? Quite a bit more than required…

March 17, 2017

Technology to Limit Technology: Cell Phone Addiction

After only eight months with a smartphone, Rebecca Angel cannot imagine life without one. But at what cost? She was…

January 7, 2017

Going Beyond Hour of Code: A Non-Coding Parent’s Guide

What do you say, are you ready to teach your kids code, and learn along with them? It is as…

December 12, 2016

The Ultimate-est List of Toys, Kits, and Books to Teach Kids Coding

An updated list of toys, kits, and books that teach kids to code. Perfect for celebrating Hour of Code or…

December 6, 2016

SBrick Plus: Programmable Interlocking Bricks You Want

When educators asked for better programmable interlocking bricks that were compatible with LEGO, SBrick Plus answered the call. Check out…

November 3, 2016

I Hate Passwords

Do you hate creating and remember passwords? So do most of us. But what are the alternatives?

May 26, 2016

Kickstarter Alert: Movin’ With the Mover Kit

The Mover Kit: Wearable tech for kids; with a huge range of possibilities to code, create, and encourage kids to…

May 18, 2016

Is Your Preschooler Ready for Bitsbox?

Your early reader may be ready for Bitsbox, even if your child a few years younger than recommended.

May 11, 2016

Just Say No to Screen-Free Week

Okay, I get it. Some people do nothing but get consumed by a screen. Do you really think walking away…

May 6, 2016

Electronics for Teens With Creation Crate

Many STEM-based subscription boxes that I've seen have been targeted toward younger kids, getting them excited about STEM subjects early.…

March 20, 2016

How Four Kids LEGO of Self-Doubt and (MIND)STORMed the Castle

You know how I don't like to spend Saturday? Watching kids play with Lego bricks. Especially if I'm not allowed…

March 4, 2016

Reactions to Facebook’s New ‘Reactions’

What do you think about Facebook's new "reactions"?

February 24, 2016

Windows Notepad for Toddlers and Preschoolers

A child's distraction tactic launched my three-year-old daughter's reading, writing, and typing exploration. It can launch your child's journey as…

February 12, 2016

A Look at Computer Science For All

Basic computer programming will be as important to our children as reading is to us. Do we have a path…

February 11, 2016

If You Can Dance, You Can Code

Behind the intimidating circuitry hidden inside the impersonal hardshell exterior known as computers is an elegant simplicity that can unlock…

January 24, 2016

Interview: PlayStation First and the Gaming Community

Now the Hour of Code is finished, what do you do with your budding game developers? EG Mum takes a…

December 20, 2015

Half Hour of Code, Montessori Style: Check Out This Free Binary Counter

Teaching four-year-olds to control a computer without a computer is as complicated as it sounds.

December 11, 2015

A Healthcare Headache

Yes, it took two days of data entry and a lot of work to figure out the best plan for…

November 17, 2015

The Hour of Code Awakens: Build Your Own Game With Star Wars

Disney is teaming up with Code.org for The Hour of Code, and kids can make their OWN Star Wars game!

November 11, 2015

Tech Support for Curious Kids (and Low-Tech Parents)

“Every parent wants the best for their child and usually that means...speaking the same language.”

November 7, 2015

Curiosity Killed the Furby, the Cell Phone, and the Laptop

What to do when a child's curiosity destroys household electronics? Channel that curiosity into learning, of course, thanks to the…

November 4, 2015

Starting From Scratch: Developing Interest

In my experience, it is nearly impossible to teach a child something they're not interested in learning. Before I begin…

October 10, 2015

A Girl and The “Apple Demon” – My First MacBook Pro

For someone with extensive PC experience, Apple is not all that user friendly.

September 7, 2015

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