Technology

Today’s tweens are more connected than ever.

[VIDEO] This Mobile App Allows Students to Report Bullying Anonymously

Bullying is an epidemic in schools today, but Port Arthur ISD is taking the lead in ensuring students’ and parents’ concerns don’t go unnoticed. The 100 percent anonymous reporting tool allows students to ‘See Something, Do Something’, and encourages students to report on bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, dating violence, school threats, drug/alcohol usage, and other […]

[VIDEO] Kids Ages 8-18 can Apply to the “Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge” by March 19

Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, today opens the call for entries to the Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge. The Challenge offers eligible children from around the world the opportunity to showcase their creative thinking on a global stage and, thanks to the generosity of the […]

[VIDEO] Kids Grades 1-3 Can Now Practice Spelling & Math in Learnia’s New 3D Mobile App

Learnia Inc announces the release of their next-gen math and spelling app for the iPad. Learnia uses state-of-the-art 3D graphics to create an attractive and fun world for kids to explore. To make progress, kids have to master skill stones that contain lectures, exercises and a final challenge. Learnia teaches spelling and common core aligned […]

[Video] Exclusive Interview with “The People’s Engineer” Brianne C Martin on Careers in S.T.E.M

We met Brianne C Martin, the self-proclaimed “People’s Engineer”, at Hispanicize Texas 2017 in Houston. Brianne is a Latina on a mission. She wants to encourage kids to study S.T.E.M. careers (science, tech, education & math) by sharing all the opportunities available in these industries – specially for multicultural kids. Basically, she shares how cool […]

[Video] What’s Inside the “Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit” for Ages 8 and Up?

With invention at its core, the award-winning Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more. The Star […]

300 Nominees Announced for the Top S.T.E.M. Competition for Middle School Students

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of the Top 300 competitors in the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, […]

The New Video Game, FrogLeap, is for Tweens and Coded Entirely by 100 Kids

LeapLearner, an ed-tech company based in Shanghai, published the new video game “FrogLeap” which was created and coded entirely by kids. The rising startup brought together children ages 4-15 to create what is probably the world’s most collaboratively coded video game. The massive hackathon where the game was created took place during Yomo Shanghai as part of GSMA […]

Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground Provides Tweens with Hands-On Coding and Robotics Experience

Tweens ages 7+ can  explore coding and learn vital science and technology skills through engaging, hands-on activities with Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground book and “sandbox.” Wonder Workshop announced the integration of its popular Dash robot into Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s educational coding app for iPad, which boasts over one million users. Now students will be able […]

[Video] What’s Musical.ly and Exclusive Interview (in Spanish!) with Teen Influencers Cat & Mario Selman at Hispanicize 2017

If you aren’t a teen or don’t have a teen child, you probably haven’t heard of Musical.ly. And if you aren’t a Latino  blogger, content creator o a brand looking to reach Hispanics, you probably haven’t heard of Hispanicize. We are here to inform you 🙂 We recommend: Latino Tweens & Teens: An Americanized “Generation […]

1st – 3rd Graders Can Get Excited to Learn with Online Curriculums in ABCmouse.com

Age of Learning, Inc., announced the launch of a comprehensive 2nd grade curriculum to expand its award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy for children ages 2–8. The expanded curriculum is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the critical transition to 3rd grade. To […]

The Top 10 Game-Changers for Kids and Tech in the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

This was the year when coding became as important a kids’ skill as readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic. It’s the year augmented reality went mainstream thanks to Pokémon GO! and there were clever uses of everything from Play-Doh to labyrinths. Finally, it was the year when we recognized that physical and digital play go hand in […]

Control What They Watch Online with New Kid-Friendly Router

  Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent and obscene material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions (U.S. Department of Justice, 1996). Many of today’s solutions for control over Internet use are a hassle for […]

[Video] Top 15 STEM Toys of 2016 for Tweens to Play and Learn

Spin Master Corp, a leading global children’s entertainment company, is unwrapping magic with a collection of toys, games, and entertainment properties that deliver on 2016’s most popular and emerging play patterns. Proud to be part of holiday traditions for more than 20 years, Spin Master has identified this year’s hottest trends that gift givers will […]

[Video] New App Give Parents New Way To Start Conversations With Tweens And Teens

Social media is a mainstay in the life of many 5th grade to high school-age kids, and with that comes the importance of understanding digital responsibility. That’s why a group of parents with technology, digital and media backgrounds have created DijiWise, an easy-to-use mobile app that keeps parents connected with their kids’ social media activity […]