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Geek DIY Action Figure Display

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Fellow GeekDads and GeekMoms have been plagued by a chronic problem. How to best display our collectibles?<p>Traditionally we …

How My Family Maths - GeekMom

Apparently there are people out there who don’t like math. It’s such a crazy concept to me, because we math a lot in our house (so much so, that it’s …

Fun, Creative Group Workouts

Mix these November Project specialties into your running club’s routine to get stronger and fitter together.<p><i>Excerpted from</i> November Project The Book: Inside the Grassroots Fitness Movement That’s Taking Over the World <i>(Rodale), by Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric with Caleb Daniloff. Available</i> …

Exercise

Where's Warhol? A Modern Art Wimmelbilderbuch

Somewhere in this picture of dozens of mostly humanoid figures is the late pop artist Andy Warhol. In the future, everyone will be able to find him …

Art

Rayovac and Summer Safety: 10 Items Every Safety Kit Needs

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>As the we enter the summer storm seasons, GeekDad and Rayovac have collaborated to identify crucial items for your summer …

Stuff No One Told Me (20+ Pics)

In 2010, illustrator Alex Noriega was having some problems at work and so he started a blog as a way to figure out where he was going wrong. "I …

The Commute Map

The Commute Map is an interactive graph that shows the flow of commuters in your area. Select a state and county, and whether you want to see the …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – How to Screencast Your iPad

Last week’s Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week was about how to create a video of your Android phone or tablet’s screen. In response to last week’s …

Education Technology

Shedding the Shoulds - GeekMom

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>How important are baths? Or dress clothes? When is it okay to let your kids wear a t-shirt and sweats to a party? When do we …

Parenting

Bitsbox teaches kids to code

"My kids spent 6 hours playing with Bitsbox last night. They've been playing with Scratch and Code.org, but they felt that this was much cooler and …

British Columbia

A bunch of great educational-ish iPad apps for kids

In this post about Minecraft yesterday, I wrote a footnote about educational-ish1 apps on my iPad:<p>On my iPad, I have a screen full of educational …

The Ultimate Fake Band Playlist - GeekMom

April is National Humor Month, appropriately kicked off by April Fool’s Day, and that calls for a worthy playlist. As such, I’ve taken it upon myself …

Austin Powers

Got Hulu and Netflix? You Need an App to Search It All

Remember when TV Guide was a channel? You'd flip to it, and carefully scan the scrolling grid of boxes, usually located underneath an obnoxious …

Disney's 'Zootopia' is the best animated movie since 'Inside Out' — here's why

"Frozen" showed it can bring in the crowds like Pixar's "Toy Story" franchise, and now Disney Studio's newest release, "Zootopia," proves it can also make a family-friendly tale with a strong message, like Pixar's "WALL-E" or "Inside Out."<p>Animated movies have always had deep-seated morals behind …

You–Yes, You–Can Calculate the Speed of Light Using Jupiter

In my recent post about calculating the speed of light, I mentioned Ole Roemer's calculation in 1676. The basic idea uses the orbit of one of …

Anybody can Learn

Blog

How To Avoid Stomach Problems While Running

New paper outlines six strategies that can prevent nausea and pit stops.<p>Bill Rodgers once quipped, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table.” No kidding. Rare is the distance runner who hasn’t had some stomach or bowel distress during a race. And even though …

Shut Up and Poo

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …