Six Ways That JAM Creates “Good Screen Time” For Kids


JAM | Chalon Bridges At JAM we think learning should be awesome so we’ve created online courses to help parents give their kids good screen time and kids get really good at something they love. We invite kids to invent...

October 13, 2016 MindMake

Other People’s Parenting: When (if Ever) to Interfere


The New York Times | Michele Willens It was an extreme example, but it struck a nerve. Last week, at a Walmart in Texas, a female bystander spotted a man pushing a shopping cart with a crying child’s hair...

October 12, 2016 MindMake

Artificial Intelligence Is The Next Giant Leap In Education


Raconteur | Alex Wood As schools seek to raise standards, help could come from an unlikely source – a virtual teaching assistant packed with the power of artificial intelligence Glancing around school classrooms in 2016, it’s easy to miss...

October 10, 2016 MindMake

Age Appropriate Chores Chart For Children


Fatherly | Erik King That Montessori chart on age appropriate chores that burns up the Facebooks every few years is back. It’s the one that suggests your 2-year-old should be setting the table; your 4-year-old should be vacuuming; your 6-year-old...

October 8, 2016 MindMake

5 Vital Skills Schools Are Failing To Teach Well Enough


Forbes | Bernard Marr Used to be that reading, writing, and arithmetic were all you needed to get by and do well in the world — but that was also around the time that the vast majority of jobs were...

October 7, 2016 MindMake

Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math


The New York Times | Elizabeth A. Harris It knew enough about medical diagnoses and literature to beat “Jeopardy!” champions at their game, and has been put to use in cancer wards. Now, an IBMcomputer platform called Watson is taking...

October 6, 2016 MindMake

What is “Metric Parenting”?


Fast Company | Reva Seth Here’s How “Metric Parenting” Can Help Relieve Working-Parent Guilt We track our fitness goals, nutritional intake, and spending, but few of us track our parenting activities in quite the same way. Earlier this year, Canada’s...

September 23, 2016 MindMake

How Do Parents Monitor Their Teen’s Digital Behavior


Pew Research Center | Monica Anderson Much like their children, parents of teenagers now live in a world that is heavily influenced by digital devices and online platforms. Among parents of 13- to 17-year-olds, 94% own a desktop or laptop...

September 22, 2016 MindMake

Homework and Screen Time, What’s The Plan This Year?


ScreenAgers | Delaney Ruston Screen time and homework can be a real problem. Our children often need screens to do their homework and then are automatically vulnerable to distraction when they need concentration the most. Famous research out of Stanford...

September 21, 2016 MindMake

My Kids Did Absolutely Nothing This Summer And It Was Fabulous


Scary Mommy | Angelica Shiels I still remember that July afternoon in the early ’80s. I was dressed in the summer uniform of my four-year-old self — my pink sequined tutu from Rummage-o-Rama. I ran in circles around the cracked...

September 20, 2016 MindMake
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