If you've slightly older kids, like 10+, here is a list of wonderful activities you can play with to delve into robotics and maths: ...
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If your kid is as LEGO obsessed as we are, you might already know, at least in theory, that these sturdy plastic blocks have huge intrinsic ...
Would you want Socrates as your child's teacher?
There is a new and fun app which I could recommend: [https://itunes.apple.com/app/id958132375](https://itunes.apple.com/app/id958132375) It's aimed ...
I love paper books and am still to attempt to even try and hold a Kindle and read from one! However, the other day, I was working with a 9 year old ...
Thanks Maria, for this very clear answer, and hope to see you again on quib.ly!
Thanks for your nice post. I read it and learned from it. I just wanted to ask you back whether you think it's possible to have still imaginative ...
Difficult to say, as every life path is different and may provide very different outcomes. If the kid is open to new friendships, I'd suggest to give ...
There could be several ways, maybe a head start might be this very cool video: http://youtu.be/DblvNncjR9o
Don t just tell teenagers to study more when you can help them to study better! Here you have a few tips to share with your kids that will ...
First and foremost: never, ever blame your kids after bad grades. It basically affects their self-esteem, increases their anxiety which, in turn, ...
While London is lumbered with Victorian relics for its train stations and some of the oldest railway tunnels in the world, in other ways the ...
I almost totally agree with such a school system...
Education is seen as important throughout the world, to varying degrees, but not every country approaches educating their young in the ...
Yes and no. That talk was really good in pointing out some of the most urgent problems in education systems today. However, it actually doesn't give ...
It's difficult to say what it will look like, but not difficult to say how we **hope** it will look like: 1. centered around the **real** needs ...
I regret to say most of the schools still want to avoid these very well grounded considerations on our children sleeping patterns. Schools should ...
Afraid it happens. One possible way out is constantly giving kids Growth-Mindset related hints and encouragement. Messages like: "your effort will ...
Would you want Socrates as your child's teacher?1 month ago | 2
Why aren't you yet seriously serious about Playing?1 year ago | 2
Will TinkerBots be a new Tech entry point for kids?1 year ago | 0
Would you talk "Math" language with your kids?1 year ago | 1
How do you explain serious, life threatening diseases to children?2 years ago | 1
How do you respect and value silent moments of children ?2 years ago | 2
How do you turn your child's mistakes into a new opportunity for learning ?2 years ago | 1
What do you think of long-distance adoptions ?2 years ago | 1
Are there any online games suitable for under 6's ?2 years ago | 3
What do you think about Clown Therapy ?2 years ago | 2
Do you think industrialized countries are coping well with the phenomenon of NEETs among young people ?2 years ago | 0
Do you use Internet daily quotas for your children ?2 years ago | 1
How would rate a school with these three features 1. respectful for diversity 2. nurturing curiosity 3. geared towards creativity ?2 years ago | 1
Will Hopscotch give a boost in younger girls into tech and programming ?2 years ago | 1
In your opinion, which is the best teacher-to-students ratio in classrooms ?2 years ago | 2
Which creative apps would you suggest for a 5 year-old kid ?2 years ago | 3
Why would you say your child is creative ? Or why not ?2 years ago | 0
Do you think children's environments are more geared towards extroversion rather than to personal reflection ?2 years ago | 1
Q: What is your attitude toward imaginative play of children?
A: Thanks for your nice post. I read it and learned from it. I just wanted to ask you back whether you think it's possible to have still imaginative ...1 year ago
Q: What are the benefits and the drawbacks of letting an academically-advanced kid skip a grade?
A: Difficult to say, as every life path is different and may provide very different outcomes. If the kid is open to new friendships, I'd suggest to give ...1 year ago
Q: How can we encourage students of all backgrounds to go into STEM?
A: There could be several ways, maybe a head start might be this very cool video: http://youtu.be/DblvNncjR9o1 year ago
Q: Expert advice: Strategies for better study
A: Don t just tell teenagers to study more when you can help them to study better! Here you have a few tips to share with your kids that will let them ...1 year ago
Q: My kid got a bad grade, what should I do? - part 1
A: First and foremost: never, ever blame your kids after bad grades. It basically affects their self-esteem, increases their anxiety which, in turn, ...1 year ago
Q: How should we change the education system to have a more creative generation?
A: Yes and no. That talk was really good in pointing out some of the most urgent problems in education systems today. However, it actually doesn't give ...1 year ago
Q: Do labels stick to young kids and affect their behavior in the future?
A: Afraid it happens. One possible way out is constantly giving kids Growth-Mindset related hints and encouragement. Messages like: "your effort will ...1 year ago
Q: If a homework assignment includes visiting a popular website such as YouTube, how do I make sure my kid stays on task?
A: Whenever possible, stay close the kid. Or have him/her work with an older and more trustworthy one. Never give access to the internet in a remote, ...1 year ago
Q: What are the most interesting innovations and startups focused on primary and secondary education?
A: I can't provide an exhaustive answer, since it's not my job to keep up with **every** news springing in this field. As you said, there are thousands ...1 year ago
Q: Any good education technology blogs or resources for parents and educators?
A: Heard of: [http://quib.ly/](http://quib.ly/) ? :) Seriously: [http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/](http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/) is probably one of ...1 year ago
Q: What subjects should teachers cover that they often don’t?
A: As a teacher, I try not to teach subjects, or cover contents. It's pretty pointless, especially in our knowledge-learning-driven society. I try to ...1 year ago
Q: Which educational hashtags on Twitter can also be great resources for parents?
A: I frequently use #edtech, #edchat, #education. For students I'd go also for: #makered. I suggest to use the hashtags for tuning in when twitter chats ...1 year ago
Q: Ideas for a whole school hands-?on mathematics day?
A: There are several ideas: - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipulative_(mathematics)) are a ...1 year ago
Q: How can children use YouTube to improve their education?
A: Go and have them explore ...1 year ago
Q: How to get six-year-old to do homework properly?
A: I'm sorry to say your child is right. Most of homework is pretty waste of time, another way to steal children free time for personal driven learning ...1 year ago
Q: An education PhD? Best places to study online or part / time? Areas in which research is scant? Areas in demand or experiencing growth?
A: What are your goals? Generally speaking, I'd definitely go with: 1. massive online education using current MOOCs (I'd go for Coursera, which has a ...1 year ago
Q: Do all children have a talent?
A: Yes, they have. Most importantly, there are definitely not any **counter-talents**: the idea I want to convey is that sometimes educators tell ...1 year ago
Q: Calculators or matter inside the skull?
A: The main mathematical thinking skills are (among others): * posing questions and making conjectures * thinking strategically when tackling a problem ...1 year ago
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