Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Update: The 4th National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Administrator
May 28, 2015

The entries are in for the National STEM Video Game Challenge, and our expert judges have been busy playing video games! This year we’ve received more than 4,000 entries in the following categories: Gamestar Mechanic, Gamemaker, Scratch, Unity, Open Platforms, and Written Design Documents. The STEM Challenge has hosted more than 35 game design workshops […]

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Slideshow: Intergenerational Game Design Workshop

by Catherine Jhee
May 22, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 17 kids between 8-18 years old joined a 50+ adult in their life (parents, grandparents, relatives, or friends) for a free, three-hour video game design workshop at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. hosted by AARP and MentorUp, E-Line Media and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.  Allison Mishkin […]

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Your Children Need Real-Life Video Game Escapades

by Jordan Shapiro
May 19, 2015

Family Time with Apps is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers that highlights some ways that families can use technology together. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family time. The guide provides tips […]

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Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn

by Jennifer M. Zosh, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Golinkof
May 7, 2015

Imagine someone telling you that a new technology would be available in five years that has the potential to revolutionise childhood and early education. But the downside is that you will have to choose from among 80,000 possible options. This is the problem currently facing many parents. Following the invention of the iPad in 2010, […]

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Reading with Preschoolers: Just Do It!

by Jennifer A. Perry
May 5, 2015

My hand tightly grasping my mother’s, I cautiously approached the low table and scanned its crowded top, gasping with a mix of delight and nervousness when I saw what my almost four-year-old self had been yearning for for what seemed like a lifetime: a crisp lined yellow card with a long piece of hot pink […]

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