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Randall Newnham

Randall Newnham

Eugene, US
I am a father and a gamer. I blog about boardgames and parenting with my family at Growing Up Gamers. I am also a member of the game design studio Escapade Games with my wife Angela Hickman Newnham, whose game Storm Hollow: A Storyboard Game will be released late 2013.

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Gamer, father, blogger
growingupgamers.blogspot.com/

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  • Questions 0
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  • Followers 4
  • Follows 7
  • Votes given 44
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18Sep

My son is certainly affected by gender stereotyping. He would be very embarrassed if anyone thought he liked anything pink or girly. I think it's so ...

18Sep

Gender classification of toys really does affect kids. And if you can't see that, you need to look around a bit more closely! My daughter's only six ...

18Sep

I am sorry to say that I disagree so heartily mine just fell onto my keyboard. Let's take a look a bit beyond signage. The gender classification of ...

19Jun

Yes, I do think it should, but NO I do NOT think it should be all about how bad or scary it can be (which is what schools seem to be focused on). I ...

09May
Can online games help with maths?

What I have found is that online games tend to obscure mathematics. Kids have to "show their work", but online games don't. My advice is to look at ...

17Apr
Should we protect children from terrible stories in the news?

My oldest child is an inquisitive and bright seven year old girl, and she has shown interest in news and such for a couple years now. My wife and I ...

28Mar

I agree with Randall's answer above, and would only add that I think it would be a shame if twitter deviates from the core facility it offers. That ...

27Feb

Similarly to Cliff, our kids don't have TVs and/or consoles in their rooms and aren't allowed to take phones, tablets or handhelds to bed - they're ...

27Feb

My kids love gaming and have grown up with a Leap Pad, an iPod Touch and a Nintendo DS. When it comes to a truly immersive experience, ...

27Feb

Of course gaming should be a family activity! What's the alternative? That we demonstrate our absolute contempt for a child's activity, while ...

15Feb
Would you trust a 'pay by tweet' service?

Thank you! Well, I think that teenagers are going to be teenagers, regardless of the technology that they have. Will they be more sensible? Not ...

14Feb

YouTube is without doubt a fantastic resource, BUT I think it's also entirely unsuitable for kids to use unsupervised. The "related videos" links can ...

14Feb

The sensible answer here has to be no, the more realistic answer is this is something many parents do. I myself am guilty as charged, ...

14Feb

I'm still old fashioned here, English and all forms of communication that stem from it, and maths. The ICT curriculum appals me, it's simply teaching ...

14Feb

If you refer your question to the pool of subjects officially taught in schools, the answer could be at the same time: almost all of them AND almost ...

14Feb

Def Maths and critical thinking in whichever form that comes (should run through the whole of the curriculum). Maths is vital as many don't realise ...

14Feb

I agree with the responses that highlight the need for critical thinking in our instruction. Critical thinking skills will support student learning ...

14Feb

With kids spending more and more time communicating online, of course there are concerns about what they might get exposed to. Ultimately, any site ...

Q: Can online games help with maths?

A: What I have found is that online games tend to obscure mathematics. Kids have to "show their work", but online games don't. My advice is to look at ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we protect children from terrible stories in the news?

A: My oldest child is an inquisitive and bright seven year old girl, and she has shown interest in news and such for a couple years now. My wife and I ...

3 years ago

Q: Which online game sites are safest for kids?

A: Based on my past experiences with it, [Neopets](http://www.neopets.com/) seems pretty safe. I've also been okay with my kids using [Nick ...

4 years ago

Q: Should I let my teenager visit 4chan?

A: I would advise against it. The prevailing attitude of the site is snarkiness, and there's more than enough of that going around for teenagers without ...

4 years ago

Q: What is the most important subject to get 'right' in school?

A: I'm going to go with critical thinking, as well. In a world where we have access to so much information, the ability to evaluate that information ...

4 years ago

Q: Should we read our children’s texts and emails?

A: I am in agreement with Hayley. However, I would be very clear from the outset that this was going to be the way it is. It is important to establish ...

4 years ago

Q: Would you trust a 'pay by tweet' service?

A: I have a few concerns about this model. My first concern is the security of the technology. Have you ever had your Twitter account hacked? I have. It ...

4 years ago

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