8 Tech and Science Projects for Your Kids


Gizmodo – James O’Malley Here are some ideas for some technology and science projects you and your kids. Squishy Circuits Did you know that it is possible to make dough that is both conductive and non-conductive of electricity? Brilliantly, what...

August 31, 2015 MindMake

Minecraft Teaches Kids To Code as They Play


Wired – Klint Finley LIKE MANY NINE-YEAR-OLDS, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many...

August 31, 2015 MindMake

Helicopter Parenting and Its Long-Lasting Effects


YellowBrick When it comes time for emerging adult children to head to college, the separation process can be anxiety-inducing and confusing for everyone involved, especially when there have been developmental challenges and struggles throughout the years growing up. Often,...

August 31, 2015 MindMake

Kids Don’t Want To Code. They Want To Solve Problems.


The Register – Mark Pesce “Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond...

August 31, 2015 MindMake

3 Ways I’ve Seen Bullying Stopped


The CoolCat Teacher – Vicki Davis Four and a half years I lived bullying. I cried every day after school when I made it to the respite of my room at home. I often ask myself what I would have...

August 29, 2015 MindMake

What’s Inside The Mind of a Teenager?


The Telegraph – Tanith Carey There isn’t a parent with a teenager who hasn’t been told ‘You’re ruining my life’ or ‘I hate you’ at some point. But if that’s not bad enough, their behaviour can get even worse if...

August 29, 2015 MindMake

Code School or University?


TNW News – Harsh Patel By the time the calendar turns to 2020, there will be one million unfulfilled computer programming jobs in the United States. For anyone looking at their career path over the next decade, coding offers plenty of creatively...

August 28, 2015 MindMake

Rethinking Data & Creating a Holistic View of Students


MindShift – Mark Barnes & Jennifer Gonzalez The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the chapter entitled, “Hack 10: The 360 Spreadsheet.” Collect...

August 28, 2015 MindMake

Rise of the Teacherpreneur


Edudemic – Leah Levy You’ve heard the term “entrepreneur.” You’ve probably even heard the term “edupreneur.” But do you know what the term “teacherpreneur” means? As you can probably intuit, “teacherpreneurs” are teachers who create their own educational product...

August 27, 2015 MindMake

No Child Left Un-Mined? The Age of Big Data


The Intercept – Farai Chideya On Facebook, it’s the season where parents are posting pictures of K-12 graduations, including moppets in tiny mortarboards. But unlike a generation ago, today’s smallest graduates are amassing a big data trail. Just as medical...

August 27, 2015 MindMake
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