Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide

EdTech K-12 Magazine – D. Frank Smith There’s a robotics movement under way at schools across the country, and it’s aimed squarely at developing a passion for STEM education in the kids who need it the most. Building robots...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

How People Around The World Think About Parenting

TED Talks – Amy S. Choi What can American parents learn from how other cultures look at parenting? A look at child-rearing ideas in Japan, Norway, Spain — and beyond. The crisis of American parenting, as anyone who has...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

Sesame Street Sparks Intelligence by Hitting the Funny Bone

Intel IQ – Kevin Ohannessian From the era of broadcast to the internet age, Sesame Street has mastered the way to use humor to both educate and entertain children. Humor is a subjective thing. And for kids, sometimes all...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

Do Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

Gizmodo – Matthew Lynch Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

Dear Parents: I’m Begging You To Give A Crap About Your Kids

For Every Mom – Kayla Nicole Milam I’ve been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

The Schools Bringing Lessons To Life

The Telegraph – Paul Bray Nine-year-old Annabel Bailey is a quick worker and finished her art teacher’s set task on Matisse with time to spare. A generation ago, she might have whiled away the remainder of the lesson by...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

Surprising Guidelines for Kids Screen Time

Moms Magazine – Pamela Hall, Literate For Life In our modern world, it isn’t uncommon to see moms pushing shopping carts around the grocery store while their 2-year old is glued to a phone or iPad. Screens are a...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

Creativity, The Brain & Jazz Musicians

MindShift – Katrina Schwartz Listening to jazz musicians improvise, how the piano player’s chords toy with the sax player’s runs and the standup bass player’s beats, it may seem like their music-making process is simply magic. But research of...

April 29, 2015 MindMake

Instagram Addresses Nudity, Harassment In Updated Guidelines

Mashable – Ariel Bogle It’s no longer a blanket rule on Instagram to simply “keep your clothes on.” The photo and video sharing app released a significant update to its community guidelines Thursday, seeking to clarify its stance on...

April 28, 2015 MindMake

Are Tablets in the Classroom Helpful or Hurtful?

Parenting.com – Elena Donovan Mauer Technology: most of us either love it or hate it. And as it’s being used more and more in schools—73 percent of teachers report using mobile technology in their classrooms—parents and educators alike are...

April 28, 2015 MindMake
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