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Apps en familia ya está disponible en español

by Administrator
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 … 







Lance Dugars

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 … 







Cole Nutgeren

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 … 







Olivia Thomas

Meet the Winners: Olivia Thomas

by Allison Mishkin
July 28, 2015

Olivia Thomas, 17, is a 21st century learner. We got to spend some time with this self-directed and self-motivated creative thinker at the National STEM Video Game Challenge winners weekend in Pittsburgh, and were impressed by her drive to chase the opportunities she wants and the generous spirit that pays … 







Michael Levine in conversation with Beth Simone Noveck, Director, The Governance Lab Photo by Hannah Cutler, The Governance Lab

Mapping the Landscape of Readialand: Michael Levine at The Governance Lab

by The GovLab
July 21, 2015

Televisions, touchscreens, and smartphones are now almost ubiquitous in homes. Many young children are watching, listening to, or interacting with two to three hours of screen media per day. In the latest installment of the Ideas Lunch series at the Governance Lab, a Brooklyn-based action research lab focused on the … 







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Learning with Games at GLS11

by Allison Mishkin
July 16, 2015

The 11th annual Games+Learning+Society Conference brought together game designers, educators, researchers, funders, academics, cultural institutions, and everyone in between (…and yes… there are even more individuals interested in learning games). This diverse collective sparked debate around issues facing games and learning and the future of this growing field, and, fittingly, … 







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Using Apps to Put Creative Tools into Young Hands

by Stuart Dredge
July 7, 2015

Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers. The book, which is available for free in the iBook store, features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that … 







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Celebrating the Winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Allison Mishkin
June 30, 2015

What do virtual reality innovators, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Mr. Roger’s studio have in common? All three were part of an amazing weekend honoring the winners of the 4th annual National STEM Video Game Challenge! Ten students and their families celebrated their achievements this past weekend in Pittsburgh, PA, home …