Nickelodeon Unveils “Noggin” Mobile Subscription Service For Preschoolers


TechCrunch – Sarah Perez Nickelodeon today unveiled its new mobile streaming subscription service called Noggin, which will be aimed at preschoolers and priced at $5.99 per month when it launches next month. Parent company Viacom had previously announced the...

February 27, 2015 MindMake

Dash and Dot Adventures in Robotics


The Digital Scoop – Susan Prabulos One goal I’ve had over the last few weeks is to use Dash and Dot to teach and enhance the new Code.org computer science curriculum. I’ve loved how the robots take the lessons...

February 27, 2015 MindMake

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game?


MindShift – Jordan Shapiro To make sense of the broad and complex world of games and learning, we’re inclined to create neatly organized lists and categories. The truth is that there are so many different kinds of learning games,...

February 27, 2015 MindMake

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)


Edutopia – Vicki Davis According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code. In my...

February 25, 2015 MindMake

Game Changer: When People Realize Skills Are More Important Than Degrees


Women In STEM Knowledge Center (WSKC) – Cecilia Elmore & Cheryl Hanzlik “It will be a game changer when people realize skills are more important than degrees and this becomes the national conversation.” Wait, what? Who said that? Dr....

February 25, 2015 MindMake

Teachers’ Biases Discourage Girls From Math and Science


The New York Time, The Upshot – Claire Cain Miller We know that women are underrepresented in math and science jobs. What we don’t know is why it happens. There are various theories, and many of them focus on...

February 25, 2015 MindMake

A Bully? My Kid? Impossible!


The Huffington Post – Annie Fox No parent easily swallows the idea that their child would intentionally harm another kid. “OK, maybe if Emma were strongly provoked… But even that’s not likely. She’s so sweet. Not at all a...

February 25, 2015 MindMake

Do Your Kids Love MinecraftEdu?


Common Sense Media, Graphite – Joel Solomon What motivates students? I’m continually asking myself this question. I can now say I’ve found my answer: Minecraft. “Why play Minecraft in school?” is a question others often ask me. For me,...

February 25, 2015 MindMake

App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks


Edudemic – Ann Elliott After reading online reviews and testing the app with my students for several weeks, I can endorse Book Writer as the best eBook creator for iOS. Compared to similar apps, Book Writer offers more multimedia...

February 24, 2015 MindMake

Energy Drinks & Hyperactivity In School Children


Yale News – Michael Greenwood Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found....

February 24, 2015 MindMake
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