Technology

Today’s tweens are more connected than ever.

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 […]

Why It’s Important to Get Young Girls Involved in STEM (Science, Tech, Education & Math)

Researchers suggest that by 2020, there are expected to be one million more computing jobs than students in the U.S. which could lead to an untapped market of $500 billion. There is a staggering deficit of women, less than 25%, in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. While male students are three […]

The New “Tutor App” Makes it Easy to Find Homework Help for your Kids

As we near mid-August, students across the nation are rushing to prepare themselves for the upcoming academic year. Those who are worried about forgetting everything over the summer: fret no more! Tutor App is a brand new web application that provides students with a space to search for verified tutors based on availability, price range, and location. […]

[Video] Spark Your Tween’s Curiosity with this Build-It-Yourself Speaker for Kids

“We believe in the importance of STEM education,” says Joe Titlow, Head of Sales and Marketing for BOSEbuild. “But learning doesn’t just happen at school – it happens in garages and backyards and at kitchen tables, and it starts at a young age.” Believing that hands-on exploration is the key to sparking a child’s curiosity, […]

[Video] “Kids Club Ville,” a New Trilingual Social Networking Site for Kids Ages 4-16

Generation Zs don’t know the world without social networking. They were born in the Facebook era and there’s no way parents can hide it from them. More so that they are now even “beyond Facebook,” and prefering social sites like Vine, Instagram and SnapChat – especially because all the adults in their lives are there, […]

[Video] 30 Videos Featuring Super Kids from Around the World Now Available in “YouTube Kids”

Founder of Grom Social, Zach Marks – together with his surfing champion sister Caroline, step into the exciting role as guest curators for YouTube Kids curating playlists focused on a “Super Kids” theme.  The playlists will be featured in the YouTube Kids app. Zach and Caroline launched the first playlist of 30 YouTube videos featuring […]