What Is Pokémon Go Doing to Your Brain?


Observer | John Bonazzo There are neurological risks involved with focusing on your phone while walking through public spaces Your brain may suffer if you stare at your phone too long while chasing Charzard. (Photo: Twitter) Pokémon Go was released less...

August 3, 2016 MindMake

PokePal – Play Pokémon GO Without Staring At Your Phone


By PokePal Don’t want to have stare at your phone to play Pokémon GO?  Want to lock your phone and still be able to play Pokémon GO? With PokePal, you can play Pokémon GO while your screen is locked...

August 3, 2016 MindMake

Why Pokemon GO is so popular with your teen…


SCREENAGERS | Delaney Ruston Pokemon GO is sweeping the nation. Kids (and adults) are running around trying to spot imaginary characters floating in the real world. It’s getting kids outside and moving but they are still looking down at...

July 19, 2016 MindMake

Everything You Need to Know About Pokémon GO


By Common Sense Media Parents need to know that Pokémon GO is an insanely popular augmented reality game (based on the huge franchise of video games, card games, and other media) that requires an internet connection with GPS tracking and movement...

July 16, 2016 MindMake

The Joys and Challenges of Parenting in a World of Screens (or, ‘Just Five More Minutes!’)


Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman My boys want to play video games all the time, and my 13-year-old daughter is crazy for texting and Facebook. They don’t bother me when they’re online, but I know I should set limits. But...

July 14, 2016 MindMake

Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know


Common Sense Media | Christine Elgersma It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you’ve figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they’ve moved on to Instagram or...

July 11, 2016 MindMake

Are Your Kids Addicted To Their Phones? ‘Screenagers’ Wants to Help


Forbes | Keith Wagstaff In the new documentary  Screenagers, kids can’t stop playing with their phones. It’s a problem many parents face —including director Delaney Ruston, a physician serving as Stony Brook Medicine’s filmmaker in residence. “My son wanted to play more video...

July 8, 2016 MindMake

What is Kik and Should Your Child Be Using It?


The Guardian – Julia Carrie Wong Company claims as many as 40% of US teens are on the chat app – but after a series of scares, online safety groups urge caution Kik, like the past, is a foreign country....

March 7, 2016 MindMake

The Day I Deleted Minecraft — A Letter To My Son


MamaLode – Jennifer Reinharz Dear Bubbe, I never intended to do it; really. One second it was a quivering icon, the next it was gone. Just. Like. Magic. Honestly, it brought on a smile. I’m not trying to be mean. Chalk...

February 5, 2016 MindMake

With or Without Technology – Things That Happy People Do


TeachThought – Terry Heick Is the world changing? Urgently, yes. What is the relationship between change and that happiness? That’s a kind of context for this post. While not a post purely about pedagogy or education technology, if you think...

January 15, 2016 MindMake
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