10 Awesome YouTube Channels for Boys (With No Violence, Explosions, or Macho Posturing)


Common Sense Media – Caroline Knorr From the looks of most boy-targeted media, you’d think young men are only about violence, explosions, and hiding their feelings. While plenty of websites serve up the same old tired ideas, your boys...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Can Parenting via Facebook Backfire?


CNN – Kelly Wallace (CNN)Just about every day on Facebook, I see posts by parents asking for advice related to their children. Granted, many of my friends are parents, but I imagine you see similar posts when you log...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun


Fractus Learning – Wade Gegan Much more than just a video game, Minecraft is being used by thousands of educators to tackle difficult learning concepts in an amazingly fun and collaborative digital environment. Students are exploring, crafting and making...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

10 YouTube Channels for Girls (Completely Makeup- and Fashion-Free!)


Common Sense Media – Caroline Knorr If your daughter comes home from school, throws down her backpack, and hops on YouTube — she’s just like millions of other kids. Girls are flocking to the video-sharing site to watch, share,...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Duolingo May Change The EdTech Market


Forbes – Jordan Shapiro Duolingo for schools offers a window into the future of education technology. It shows us how interactive digital technologies can be used to create a more equitable educational landscape, not just in the U.S., but...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Check Out My Little Monster – Make it Real


TabTale Who is YOUR little monster?! Dress up your monster any way you like! From textures to colors, eyes, teeth and accessories, choose from thousands of combinations to make your monster unique. Once your monster is exactly the way...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Predictive Data for Digital Health and Beyond


Medium – Martino Chiaviello Wearable tech is big business beyond the Google Glass phenomenon?—?which possibly isn’t the best intro, as Glass seems to have vanished overnight, or has it? Or maybe that’s the point. The wearable tech bubble promises...

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Digital Citizen Lesson Mash-Up: Common Sense and Scratch


Common Sense | Graphite – Shad Wachter Every teacher aims to make learning fun and to help students make meaningful connections. Two topics I cover in my technology literacy classes are digital citizenship and computational thinking through computer programming....

January 28, 2015 MindMake

Kids Should Code


The Guardian – Jim Chalmers & Tim Watts On Wednesday lunchtimes at Altona Primary, it’s not just the basketball court or the cricket pitch which is the place for students to be. It’s the library, where kids in grades...

January 23, 2015 MindMake

What is The Internet of Me?


WIRED – Shayna Hodkin, Swayy The Internet you experience is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Websites that have worked themselves into our routines and vocabularies have begun to figure out what kind of people we are. By...

January 23, 2015 MindMake
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