learning

10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Homeschooling

GeekMom Jenny has been homeschooling her kids for over ten years. Read about some of the lessons she's learned along…

January 10, 2017

Two New Books for Wondering About the World

There are still books—even new books—out there that help feed our curiosity with more questions and the answers to those…

November 29, 2016

Games in Your Homeschool: Learning Through Play

Among the biggest of homeschooling perks in my world is the fact that our family is able to play games…

September 6, 2016

Ignite an Interest in STEM With Groovy Lab in a Box

With all the monthly box subscriptions available on the market these days it can be tough to choose. As an…

August 8, 2016

Learn Regression Analysis With Manga Guides

The Manga Guides have a fun solution to learning what can be a tough topic to understand.

August 1, 2016

Cavs Academy

I swear I’ll stop posting about the Cavs soon. Really. But here’s the thing. Even if you’re not a Cavs…

June 28, 2016

Gamify My Game-Based Learning!

Gamified learning and game-based learning are terms that get thrown around all the time in education, with one often being…

March 1, 2016

In Your 2-Year-Old: A ‘Genuine Decline in Relational Reasoning’

Younger kids, without the bludgeon of logic, may be better able to open their minds to intuition.

June 23, 2015

Math: All You Need Is Games

When math is just a part of the fun, learning is fun too!

May 5, 2015

Daily #DadJoke for April 29, 2015

How do most gardeners learn to garden?

April 29, 2015

Spelling ‘General Grievous’: Making Orthography Fun

It was with a bit of trepidation that I observed my kid's first brushes with orthography in grammar school. When…

March 2, 2015

Try Family Meditation for Closer Relationships and Personal Growth

In an effort to go through life with more mindfulness and as a way to teach my kids to be…

January 6, 2015

12 Things to Know About the Rubik’s Puzzle Cube

The author grabs life by the cubes, and tackles a challenge over thirty years old: Rubik's 3x3x3 puzzle cube.

December 30, 2014

We Can Do It! Lessons From My Son

Some people think homeschoolers teach their kids at home, short and simple. Well, that's not entirely true. Sure, I might…

November 14, 2014

Building the Future with Lego Space

Is there a better way to learn about space than through Lego?

July 29, 2014

EZLeaps Make Learning to Tie Shoes a Snap

Invented by a first grade teacher and mom, this simple teaching tool is available in 12 styles.

April 8, 2014

The Curiosity Cycle: Keep Your Kids Learning and Growing

One of our jobs as parents is to keep our kids learning, keeping them curious about the world and adapting…

April 3, 2014

Do You Want Your Daughter to Excel at Math and Science? Get a Little Help From GEMS

GEMS was started to address the well documented but underserved problem of girls not taking high-level math and science classes…

February 18, 2014

A Science Literate Family

What's a great way to bring science into your family life? Attend a talk by your local, friendly scientists!

February 14, 2014

3 Things to Remember When Teaching a Friend

As geeks, we love to share our passions. But let's be honest. A lot of us really, really suck at…

January 27, 2014

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

According to one expert, most common learning strategies are actually hurting our ability to acquire and retain long-term knowledge.

January 20, 2014

Brainy Film Contest Winners

Without a sense of smell, you wouldn't be able to tell something is burning from the next room. On the…

November 10, 2013

It's Official: Take a Course In Pirate

In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, Mango Languages has a free course in talking like a pirate. Get…

September 16, 2013

How to Raise Good Geeks

Being called a geek used to be an insult, but we all know it as a badge of honor. Fostering…

August 22, 2013

Quick Summertime Toddler Activity: Fizzy Science Fun!

It’s never too early to introduce a child to the wonders of science! Here’s an example of a multi-step reaction…

June 29, 2013

Wombi Monsters Teach Letters, Numbers, & Shapes to Pre-Schoolers

Last year my son started at our local pre-school and ever since his appetite for knowledge has simply grown and…

June 4, 2013

Give Kids Arduino Adventures

Arduino Adventures: Escape from Gemini Station is a great introduction to Arduino robotics projects for kids (and adults who want…

April 5, 2013

3 Elles : 3 Great Women, 3 Great Apps

An interview with the three founders of 3 Elles, creators of wonderful apps for children like "Letter Sounds" and "Numberland."

December 26, 2012

How To Raise Word Geeks

Use one simple item in your home to raise language-savvy kids.

November 6, 2012

The Future of Learning: A Thought-Provoking Documentary from Ericsson

Information technology is changing the way we receive information. This 20 minute documentary looks at how access to information is…

October 22, 2012

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