Tag Archives: Indiegogo

DIY Papercraft Models from Polimind

DIY Papercraft Models from Polimind

When Polimind reached out to let us know about its new papercraft projects they’re raising funds for on Indiegogo, I knew I’d found some great rainy-day hands-on projects that my boys and I could do together. Read More

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Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Time spent with tablets, TV, and smartphones can easily outnumber time spent reading, which may only be 30-60 minutes. Augmented Reality book ‘The Adventures of the Time Twins’ aims to engage children using an Android or iOS app in combination with the children’s book. Margara Padilla, co-founder and CEO at Dara Technologies, answers some of our questions. Read More

Kids Read Mean Tweets: Bullying Is Different But Still the Same

Kids Read Mean Tweets: Bullying Is Different But Still the Same

One doesn’t need to grow up as a geek in order to have been bullied, but it certainly helped. My parents and older brothers helped me cope with being bullied, as they had gone through the same experience. As a parent, I should feel confident that I can help my son through such inevitable tough times, but the landscape of bullying has changed. With the internet came anonymity, a comfortable distance from targets, and a much more public voice. Bullying in the 21st century is quite different from what I experienced as a child. A new viral video campaign from the Canadian Safe School Network seeks to help start the discussion. Read More

Support Diverse Books for Kids

Support Diverse Books for Kids

Earlier this year, BookCon caused an uproar when their list of children’s book authors were all white—except for one grumpy cat. Pretty soon, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag went viral on Twitter, and now you can help support diverse books through this Indiegogo campaign. Read More

Crowdfunding Basics: A Primer

Crowdfunding Basics: A Primer

Here at GeekDad we write about a lot of crowdfunding projects—mostly on Kickstarter, but also on Indiegogo and various other platforms. We often assume you already know all about Kickstarter. But if you haven’t ever backed a campaign, you might not be familiar with crowdfunding works and what you should expect. Here’s a primer on what you should know before you pledge. Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Take Two

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Take Two

I did warn you about April—I could just about give you a “Kickstarter a Day” calendar. Fellow GeekDad Dave Banks expressed some concern about the number of “Jonathan Liu just backed a Tabletop Games Project” emails he’s been getting about Kickstarter, but unfortunately Quitstarter isn’t a reality yet. Here are a few projects that are sequels—follow-ups to existing things that I like. Read More