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The Sky Horse Is the Limit - A Galloping Publisher

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Randee Mia Berman

There's sky blue; skyline: skyscraper: skyrocket; skylark; Skylab; Luke Skywalker. And then there's Skyhorse. Or, as I call it, the little colt that ...

Modern Learning With Pokemon Go And Minecraft

Byron Garrett | Posted 08.31.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

Lately I've been getting many questions about video games -- what, if any, might the benefits be and how can caring adults best regulate them? These are hard questions to which I haven't yet found perfect answers.

5 Observations And Reflections After Participating In ISTE 2016

Brad Spirrison | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Brad Spirrison

The annual International Society for Technology Educators conference (ISTE) just wrapped up in Denver. In addition to serving as a networking and informational hub for several thousand educators, ISTE is a breeding ground for concepts and collaborations.

10 Most Effective Responses To Prevent A Child From Telling You About Their Minecraft Game

E. R. Catalano | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
E. R. Catalano

With school out and my daughter home, I may be short on time and mental resources. But what I do have, by the metric ton, are Minecraft updates. My br...

Get Ready For Your Kids To Beg For Virtual Reality Headsets

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.28.2016 | Technology

If you thought your kids were into Minecraft before, just wait until they can actually step inside of it. The game is now available for Samsung's Gear...

The New York Times Built Its Own 'Minecraft' World

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.14.2016 | Technology

It's been a long time since "Minecraft" could rightfully be known as that weird new computer game your kids are obsessed with. The game turns 7 this y...

How Videogames Will Change Architecture

Steven Schkolne | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

The relationship between games and architecture today is somewhat of a one-way street. As game worlds have gotten more visually rich, game studios have brought in architects to design these spaces. The results are quite epic and nothing if not a success.

The 11 Best Recipes to Make for St. Patrick's Day

Rachel Hollis | Posted 03.08.2017 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I'm Irish which means one of my favorite days of the year is St. Patrick's Day, obviously! So in the spirit of celebrating I've gathered all my favori...

Should Parents Fear or Embrace Technology?

Tammy Leigh Kahn | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Tammy Leigh Kahn

I grew up in the 1980s, and this ain't it. I remember thinking on 8-hour car journeys during which my sister and I sang every word of the "Disney Gold Collection" (sorry mom and dad) that boy, the trip would seem much faster and easier if we just had a TV that could fit in our hands.

The Rise of TechnoDad

Paul Ratner | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
Paul Ratner

Are you good at finding just the right app for the task and figuring out why you all have to buy this year's iPhone? You may be a dad. Are you making sure all virus protections are up to date, Facebook privacy settings are checked weekly and YouTube parental blocks are in place? Better shape up if being a dad is in your cards!

How Stockholm Became a 'Unicorn Factory:' Candy Crush Saga, Minecraft and Spotify Are All From Sweden

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Helen I. Hwang

What do Silicon Valley and Stockholm have in common? Spawning billion-dollar tech companies.

What Can Parents Learn From Video Games?

Brian Watkins | Posted 10.30.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Watkins

Have you ever sat down and played Minecraft with an 8 year old? It is astounding how fast they pick up new concepts and geometric construction techniques. There are some amazing things being built, and shared, just in that community alone.

This Guy Managed To Set His Room On Fire While Playing Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weird News

Achievement unlocked: viral fame, the hard way. A Japanese Minecraft player is getting attention online, not because of some achievement he pulled off...

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.

Not All Minecraft Time is Created Equal

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Dr. Shelley Prevost

Even in its complexity, I'm starting to feel differently about "screen time." Screens are not the enemy that I need to squelch (although, admittedly, I've wanted to punch them in their little pixelated faces). They are the mediums on which my children will continue to learn.

Get Ready for the Minecraft Generation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Admittedly, I am not a social scientist, nor do I play any video games, let alone Minecraft. While purists would use the term empirical research to describe my observations, we are now beginning to see the first of more formal research on these early teens and even younger kids.

Are Your Kids 'Addicted' to Mobile Games?

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of vivacious boys aged 5 and 8 obsessed with breaking-up and creating blocks and hiding from the Enderman in the mobile version of Minecraft, I have conflicting feelings about my kids playing this game.

Programming for Kids: Way More Fun Than It Sounds

XPRIZE | Posted 06.14.2015 | Education
XPRIZE

These types of games and activities appear to be the future of teaching computer science. Exposing kids to them at an early age, and in an imaginative way, can only help inspire them to learn more about programming and engineering.

'Minecraft' Bracelet Lets You (Or Your Kids) Bring The Game Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology

Plenty of people are hooked on "Minecraft," but now the game can literally be hooked on them.

The Future of Computing Is Your Face

Turnstyle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Turnstyle

One thing has become very clear in the last year, and it was drawn into even sharper focus this week: the future of computing is going to take place right on our faces.

Beverly Hills Mansion With a Candy Room: An Intercultural Perspective

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cosmin Gheorghe

Minecraft creator beats out Beyoncé for $70M Beverly Hills mansion http://t.co/wIsi6W4Tvg via @mashable— Cosmin Gheorghe (@CulturesWise) January 2,...

I'm With Stupid: Hapless Luddite Prevails Over Modern Technology

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.07.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Thinking we'd finally done everything we needed to do to play the stinking game, we turned back to the Xbox, which had frozen up completely. No worries. We turned it off and let it reboot, but when it came back on, it immediately froze up again.

I'm With Stupid: The Xtreme Danger of Giving an Xbox for Xmas

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I can already see myself getting sucked into some pointless game for days on end. If you don't hear from me for, oh, the next 16 months or so, please come steal my son's Xbox and save me.

What Do I Do About Screen Time?

Dion Lim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dion Lim

Parents worldwide struggle with how much screen time to allow children. To hit this ever-moving target, I have found questions to ponder more helpful than rules to follow. Here is a list of ones I hope will be useful for your family to discuss together.

How a Cat and Squid Helped My Son Heal

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Domino Renee Perez

We began to untangle a host of medical issues, pulling at each thread carefully, all the while logging on and tuning in for more Stampy, more Squid, more laughter.