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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I Hate Passwords

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

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…

Is Your Preschooler Ready for Bitsbox?

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

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…

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.…

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…

Reactions to Facebook’s New ‘Reactions’

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Lessons From a First-Time Mini Maker Faire Exhibitor

From the very first step my daughter took into the exhibit area at her very first Maker Faire, she had…

A Healthcare Headache

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

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!

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.”

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…

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…

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