Has the Digital Era Taken My Child Hostage?

I was invited to join a panel discussion on the following topic at ZooMoo’s Big Day Out at the opening of the new The Parenthood branch in Sunway Pyramid. In the era of technology where tablets and smart phones have invaded every corner of our lives, this topic is a very pertinent one for every familyContinue reading “Has the Digital Era Taken My Child Hostage?”

101 Amazing Educational Apps and Sites for Home Learning

There has been a lot of controversy over children, technology, and “screen time”. We cannot deny the benefits of technology in education – of which there are many: Khan academy tailors education for the individual Technology allows us to flip classrooms Tablets help children to learn on their own The educational benefits of Minecraft Minecraft education in theContinue reading “101 Amazing Educational Apps and Sites for Home Learning”

Minecraft Education in the Classroom

Minecraft – whether you love it or hate it, there are two things you cannot deny: lots of kids are crazy about it; and it offers some great educational opportunities. With G1 getting into Java with Minecraft and Youth Digital, I thought it was time to learn more about increasing our educational experience with Minecraft. Since children learn best when they’re fullyContinue reading “Minecraft Education in the Classroom”

Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!

Ever since Minecraft came out, children all around the world have been drawn to it like moths to a flame. Many teachers have discovered the educational benefits of Minecraft and found ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. Now Mojang have gone one step further and created an education edition of Minecraft to make it even easierContinue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition is Out!”

Computer Hacking Game Teaches Users About Online Security and Staying Safe from Hackers

A version of a PC game that has players fill the shoes of a computer hacker is being developed for use as a training tool in schools and workplaces. Originally released in August 2015, Hacknet has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times on the internet-based distribution platform Steam. It was created by Matt Trobbiani, a 25-year-old University ofContinue reading “Computer Hacking Game Teaches Users About Online Security and Staying Safe from Hackers”

Recommended Homeschoolers Resources by Homeschoolers

Whatever you’re planning for your child’s 2016 homeschool or out-of-school activities, don’t miss these terrific homeschoolers resources recommended by homeschoolers!   Life of Fred books “As a child, I always hated math, even though I was good at it because it was soon boring. When I heard about Fred, I knew he had to beContinue reading “Recommended Homeschoolers Resources by Homeschoolers”

Giapetta’s Workshop – Wearable Coding Adventure

Giapetta’s Workshop is an interactive jewelry kit for 8-12 year olds that teaches the fundamentals of computer programming. Getting Girls into STEM It is estimated that there will be 1.4 million new tech jobs by 2020, but the gender gap in tech fields continues to grow. Sources: The State of Women in Technology – Tech Republic National CenterContinue reading “Giapetta’s Workshop – Wearable Coding Adventure”

Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs

The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics – Paul Halmos So here are some great free Math resources for kids to practice their Math on… Math Playground Math Playground offers free online Math games for kids… NRICH Created by the University of Cambridge, NRICH is a project that aims to enrich the mathematicalContinue reading “Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs”

Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids

Minecraft is not only fun, it’s also proving to be highly educational. Here are some of the skills your child can learn from playing Minecraft: Reading Writing Arithmetic Geometry and Spatial Reasoning Music Teamwork Basic Technology Science Creativity Basic Survival Skills Problem Solving Skills Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. IfContinue reading “Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids”

Minecraft Camp for Kids

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure every parent will be aware of Minecraft by now… If you were concerned about how much your children want to play this game, it might be somewhat of a consolation to hear that Minecraft can be very educational and that there are many ways to extend the learning throughContinue reading “Minecraft Camp for Kids”