Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Apps en familia ya está disponible en español

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August 25, 2015

view English En diciembre del año pasado publicamos Family Time with Apps, un libro electrónico diseñado para ayudar a los padres a comprender mejor cómo las “apps” móviles (aplicaciones para teléfonos y tabletas) pueden apoyar el desarrollo saludable de los niños, como el aprendizaje, la comunicación y las conexiones en … 







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Available now in Spanish: Apps en familia!

by Administrator
August 25, 2015

view Spanish translation Last December, we published Family Time with Apps, a free guide designed to help parents better understand the variety of ways that apps can support children’s healthy development and family learning, communication, and connection. The iBook aims to show parents how to find the best apps that … 







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Meet the Winners: Lance Dugars

by Allison Mishkin
August 18, 2015

A long-distance runner, 13-year-old Lance Dugars knows how to go the distance. This very drive to cross the finish line helped him create The Brink Walker, the winning Middle School Gamestar Mechanic entry in the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Lance, from Katy, TX is an avid Gamestar Mechanic user … 







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Meet the Winners: Cole Nutgeren

by Allison Mishkin
August 10, 2015

Like most 13 year old boys, Cole Nutgeren has diverse hobbies and interests, like playing the piano and fencing. But unlike many kids his age, he takes a systems thinking approach to everything he does and likes to think about the building blocks that make these systems run. It is … 







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Texting Parents to Get Kids Ready 4K!

by Shayna Cook
August 4, 2015

During my teaching career, I taught pre-K in high-poverty areas in the District of Columbia, but I also taught for a year in a high-income, suburban area in Maryland. There was a stark difference in students’ vocabulary and background knowledge. Most of my students from a low-income background didn’t have … 







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