How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet


EdSurge – Zach Klein When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my...

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Doctor Who Game Helps Kids To Learn To Code


Wired UK – Matt Kamen The BBC has revealed its fiendish side — tricking kids into learning how to code with a free Doctor Who game. The Doctor and the Dalek is available now on Android, iOS, and Amazon app...

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Teen Launches His First iOS Game To Test His Skills As He Learns


Code.org This 16-year-old launched an app in the App Store, but it’s not like he’s been at it for years. Nishanth started learning just a few months ago, using Code.org courses and other free ways to learn online. “I’ve...

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Kids As Young As 5 Are Concerned About Body Image


CNN News – Kelly Wallace Nineteen-year-old Juliana Lyons calls herself a “confident girl,” and yet she still struggles — every day — with body image. “I change outfits eight times before I leave. I can’t ever find something that...

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Teaching Kids to Code an Investment in Every Generation


TechVibes – Danielle Thé People tend to roll their eyes at the generation of young teens glued to their mobile phones. But that generation understands one thing more than any one of us: that technology is truly here to stay....

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Tinkergarten Is Using Technology To Get Kids Back Outdoors


TechCrunch –  Sarah Perez Many parents today recall childhoods where we were pushed out of the house by our parents, while told simply to “go outside and play.” But our children seem to be growing up in a different world: one...

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Google Makes Android More Family-Friendly With New Features For Parents


The Guardian – Stuart Dredge Google has launched new features for its Google Play store to make it easier for parents to find Android apps, games and videos for children. They include a “Family” filter for the store’s apps,...

May 29, 2015 MindMake

Four Of The Top Five YouTube Channels Are For Kids


The Guardian – Stuart Dredge Four of the five most popular YouTube channels in March are aimed at children, and they racked up nearly 1.5bn video views between them that month. The latest chart from online video analytics firm OpenSlate...

May 28, 2015 MindMake

Giving Teachers the Tools to Help Kids Build Resiliency


The Huffington Post – Brian F. Martin For children who grow up facing adversity in their home, their path out is often lit by a teacher. I have spent tens of thousands of hours interviewing and reading the stories...

May 28, 2015 MindMake

Google’s Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete


Wired – Brian Barrett Google showed off any number of potentially revolutionary technologies at its I/O developer conference keynote Thursday. There was Jump, a platform for generating 3D virtual reality content, and Brillo, Google’s latest entrant into the smart-home...

May 28, 2015 MindMake
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