Are We Creating A Dystopia For Children?


MindMake – Paul Henderson During recent months, images of children with smartphones and tablets have become increasingly common across media. Pictures of an infant, not yet able to stand, grappling with an iPhone, or a wobbling toddler clinging to...

June 30, 2015 MindMake

Bridging The Gap Between Education And The Future Workforce


TechCrunch – Sergio Monsalve The school year has come to an end. For newly minted college graduates it can be a tumultuous time filled with anticipation, anxiety, happiness and disappointment. Although some college graduates will find their first, degree-related...

June 30, 2015 MindMake

9 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Love Without Saying a Word


The Good Men Project – Joanna Schroeder Kids learn more about how to give and receive love from what we do  than from anything we could ever teach them with words. Disagree with your partner in front of them. Make...

June 30, 2015 MindMake

On Sadness, Family, and the Parenting Lessons of ‘Inside Out’


Grantland – Shea Serrano This weekend, my wife and I took our three sons — 8-year-old twins and their 2-year-old brother — to see Inside Out, which had been described to me by a woman whose taste I semi-trust as...

June 29, 2015 MindMake

#EducationHelpedMe Follow My Dreams: How School Shapes Children’s Lives


CNN – Phoebe Parke What has education helped you achieve? That was the question the CNN Freedom Project posed to Twitter users in the run up to World Against Child Labor Day on June 12, which this year focuses on...

June 29, 2015 MindMake

YouTube To Launch Dedicated Video Gaming Site and Apps


BBC News – Dave Lee YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch. Twitch allows gaming fans to watch and interact with live broadcasts of others playing...

June 29, 2015 MindMake

How Minecraft Players Are Funding Stem Cell Research


TIME – Benjamin Snyder, Fortune Online video game streaming service Twitch is hosting a 24-hour Minecraft marathon to benefit the National Stem Cell Foundation. The Saturday, June 6 charity marathon, called Reason2Play, is slated to feature top Minecraft players. According...

June 28, 2015 MindMake

Watch This Robot Learning to Play with Legos Like a Kid


Singularity Hub – Jason Dorrier If you’ve ever watched a child trying to fit a shape into a cut-out, you might get a flash of déjà vu in the following robot video. It takes some repeated smashing together of...

June 28, 2015 MindMake

9-Year-Old Girl Goes After Standardized Testing


Upworthy – Franchesca Ramsey Sydney Smoot has a bone to pick with the Hernando County School Board. The issue? The Florida Standards Assessment Test, or FSA for short. On March 17, 2015, Sydney bravely stood up at her local school...

June 27, 2015 MindMake

Do You Have ‘Maths Anxiety’?


BBC News – David Robson Sweaty palms, a racing pulse, that choking feeling in the back of my throat: nothing sends fear into my heart like the need to perform maths in public. Even the simple task of splitting a...

June 27, 2015 MindMake
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