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The Change You Want to See in Your Children Starts With You

Huffington Post | Parents – Adriana Sorgi<p>It is never too late to be a better parent. The best gift you can give your children is to do your inner …

The Importance Of Playing Like A Kid

Huffington Post – Jennifer S. White<p><b>Prioritizing pretend play in childhood — and beyond:</b><p>It’s a cold Saturday, my husband’s at work, and my two …

Are Kids Of Working Moms Better Prepared For Their Future Careers?

Fast Company – Lisa Evans<p><b>YOUR MOMMY GUILT MIGHT BE MISPLACED: A NEW BOOK SHOWS THAT WORKING MOTHERS RAISE GREAT KIDS.</b><p>Juggling work and family …

Messaging Apps in Junior High and High School

TechCrunch – Sarah Buhr<p><b>As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no</b> …

Think You Stink at Math? Amazon Wants to Change That.

Re/code – Jason Del Rey<p>“I stink at math.”<p>If you have kids, you’ve probably heard that phrase — or maybe you’ve even uttered some variant of it …

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today.<p>Here are a handful of videos showing many …

Augmented Reality

Internet-Connected Toys Spark a New Era of Play

Intel iQ – Jon Irwin<p><b>A new generation of kids are playing with toys that plug into the Internet of Things, teaching new skills and inspiring</b> …

How Gaming Can Remind Us What Our Brains Are Capable Of

MotherBoard – Roisin Kiberd<p>“Long-term focus erodes with increased digital consumption, social media usage, and tech savviness….” A study released by …

If Pressure and Hovering Don’t Help Children Succeed, Why Is It So Hard to Stop?

The New York Times – KJ Dell’ Antonia<p>When Julie Scelfo set out to report Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection, she expected to learn that …

New York Times

What Are Modern Parents Getting Right?

Huffington Post | Parents – Katie Hurley<p>A Maclean’s article with a splashy, if polarizing, title made the round this weekend and, as usual, parents …

How to Raise a Resilient Kid

Huffington Post | Parents – Lorraine Allen<p>Wouldn’t it be great if kids could pick themselves up after a fall and be back swinging on the monkey bars, …

With or Without Technology – Things That Happy People Do

Is the world changing? Urgently, yes.<p>What is the relationship between change and that happiness? That’s a kind of context for this post.<p>While not a …

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student …

Lego Combines Coding and Robotics with New Educational Program for Kids

At CES 2016, Lego Education announced Wedo 2.0, which combines Legos, software, and real world projects to teach 2nd to 4th grade students about …

Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

<b>If your kid spends as much time watching Minecraft videos as playing the game, here’s a guide to the best YouTube Minecraft channels for kids.</b><p>If</i> …

Technology Holds Promise for Students With Poor Vocabulary Skills

In 1995, the researchers Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley published the results of their groundbreaking study that found 4-year-olds from working-class …

Education

How Design Thinking Can Transform Our Education Systems

Design for Change is transforming education by empowering children to be masters of their own knowledge. Through a simple four-step process, they are …

Pedagogy

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students

MindShift – Zaidee Stavely<p>It’s easy to focus on academics and college transcripts when children become tweens and teens, but retaining the agency and …

Teaching

6 Factors of Classroom Gamification

I was 11 the year my summer camp director transformed the regular schedule, procedures, and lingo that we were used to—into the most memorable, …

Can an Immersive Video Game Teach the Nuances of American History?

MindShift – Katrina Schwartz<p>The students in Scott Jackson’s eleventh grade American History class have almost no common knowledge about the country’s …

3 Hacks that Solve Big School Problems

Cult of Pedagogy – Jennifer Gonzalez<p><b>One afternoon late last year</b>, my friend Mark Barnes and I were talking about some really creative ways teachers …

Why Every Video Game Is Educational

@Ideas Factory – Julian S Wood<p>Yesterday I read a tweet from the excellent Carl Hendrick signposting an article from the <i>Atlantic</i> website called ‘The …

Is America Failing Its Children By Not Teaching Code In Every High School?

In what looks like a small startup office in a New York financial district building earlier this year, a roomful of teenagers examined lines of code …

10 Ways to Discover Minecraft

Medium – Steven Isaacs<p>You can’t walk three feet without hearing a kid talking about Minecraft. Educators across the world are talking about the …

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’?

MindShift – Linda Flanagan<p>When Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski was dissecting a sheep’s heart during an eighth-grade science class, she had an epiphany that …

Check Out These LEGO Creations and Turn Your Imaginations Into Reality!

Do you remember playing with Legos? The multi-color building blocks that truly fascinated us while we were kids. It has inspired the kids to give …

Missing Pieces in Education Technology Innovation

School districts in the U.S. have more access to technology than ever before. They have made major investments in education technology to engage, …

Games That Teach As Well As They Play

IF LITTLE AIDEN isn’t careful, the next time he fires up a game of <i>Minecraft</i> he just might learn something.<p>PCs have long been a fixture in the …

Taking the First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games

MindShift – Ki Sung<p>Educators at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary, a public high school in Norway, are taking a unique approach to teaching that treats …

Why and How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

<b>Practicing mindfulness can help kids learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop a positive outlook. Here’s how to teach them the</b> …

Mindfulness