Juan M. Gonzalez

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BetterGeo turns Minecraft into an immersive tool for teaching geology

<i>Minecraft</i> may have started out as a crafting and survival game, but it’s evolved into a wonderfully complex virtual environment. Now, a team from …

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …

The six original Star Wars films will be retold in a Lego TV mini series

Told from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3PO<p>A new animated series for Disney XD will reimagine all six original <i>Star Wars</i> movies in Lego form. According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, <i>Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales</i> will hit the same plot points as the <i>Star Wars</i> movies, but every episode will be told from the …

Lego

On Parenthood

Our son was born March 12th, 2009. He's a little over two and a half years old. Now, I am the wussiest wuss to ever wuss up the joint, so take …

Ubiquitous screens pose new parenting challenges in the 21st century

Parents are wondering how, when, and where to incorporate screens and media into their little ones' lives. See what the evidence shows, and learn …

Parenting

Howtoons

YouTube is launching an Android app for children

YouTube will release a new app designed for kids on Monday, the Google-owned video service has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i>. The app — called YouTube Kids — will reportedly offer original episodes of TV shows aimed at youngsters, in addition to videos from child-centric channels on YouTube, and will let …

Apps

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids

A couple of weeks ago, I wandered into the hills north of the UC Berkeley campus and showed up at the door of a shambling Tudor that was filled with …

7 Family Media Resolutions for 2015

Whether you're a planner or a play-it-by-ear person, you and your family will undoubtedly face media and technology decisions this year as options …

Kids

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Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

The Truth about Teens and Privacy

Think they don’t care about privacy?<br>Think again.<p><i>By danah boyd</i><p>Many teens feel as though they’re in a no-win situation when it comes to sharing …

America’s two-parent families reach lowest point in 50 years

The modern family has replaced the traditional family.<p>The share of children living in a two-parent household is at the lowest point in more than half …

Demographics

Lego X

Growing up I probably had about 3,000 Lego bricks. When my parents bought me a new set, I wouldn’t keep all the Legos of that set together, and …

Lego

Netflix offers fake NYE countdown video to trick kids into going to bed early

In a bid to help beleaguered parents on New Year's Eve, Netflix has created a special "fake" countdown video that families can play at any time to …

10 Things Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

How to Teach People Skills to Your Child

It's a digital world, but your child still needs to master IRL skills like making small talk and looking someone in the eye. These simple steps will help you teach your kid these important social skills.<p>Last month, I watched a 7-year-old boy at his grandfather's birthday party ignore his aunts' and …

5 Hot Tech Toys for Kids in 2014

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

"Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes. …

12 Best YouTube Channels for Kids and Teens

The Three Essential Skills You’ll Need to Survive the Future of Work

<b>Twenty or thirty years ago,</b> you couldn’t start your own business anywhere in the world with just a couple clicks of a mouse. To work, you had to show …

Girl Scouts

Deloitte unveils Canada’s Technology Fast 50

Deloitte unveiled the winners of the Technology Fast 50 program today. This is an annual event and focusses in on innovation, entrepreneurship, …

Ryerson TV show picked up by Oprah Winfrey Network Canada

Ryerson University professor Sean Wise needed some video with Canadian content for his class on entrepreneurship.<p>But it didn’t exist. So, like any …

Steampunk LEGO

The science fiction sub-genre is reimagined — with a different kind of building block.<p>Steampunk is a creative genre that imagines an alternate …

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