Can Websites ‘Built By Girls’ Make Programming Cool?

Can Websites ‘Built By Girls’ Make Programming Cool?

AOL and Girls Who Code may have found an answer to the problem of finding how to get girls interested in computer science or other technology majors. This past summer, five Girls Who Code alumnae, were given the chance to take over AOL’s millennial social-girl pop culture site Cambio.com before its relaunch. The question is, if a girls […]

Netflix Family Movie or TV Night With Teens

Netflix Family Movie or TV Night With Teens

Sitting down with your teens to watch movies or TV shows together is a great way to bond. Discussing something that you watched together can lead to conversations about a variety of topics that you may never have tackled with your teens before. And laughing at comedies together will bring back great fun memories. If you […]

23 Movies For Teens and Tweens Fall and Holiday 2014

23 Movies For Teens and Tweens Fall and Holiday 2014

You might be wondering why I need to write a summer and fall list of movies for teens and tweens when I have already written a yearly list. The reason is that movies and schedules change throughout the year, and many movies that premiere late in the year, weren’t even scheduled yet in January. I […]

Star Stable Brings Collaborative Online Gaming to Girls

Star Stable Brings Collaborative Online Gaming to Girls

Star Stable is a virtual game about horses, played on the PC or Mac, made for girls between the ages of 7 and 17. It is also a massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), which are rarely created specifically for girls. Even though there could be up to a thousand girls playing at once, there […]

Skype in the Classroom – Don’t Let Your School Miss Out

Skype in the Classroom – Don’t Let Your School Miss Out

Skype has always been a leader in online video calls. However, that same platform can be used for more than talking to friends. The Skype in the Classroom program allows students and teachers to interact with and learn from people around the world. I was invited to the Skype Global Learning Lab to learn about how […]

4 Award-Winning Family Board Games

4 Award-Winning Family Board Games

I usually write about the great board games that I find in February after attending Toy Fair. This year I didn’t make it. However, last month I attended a fabulous event, Blogger Bash, packed with toys and games vendors. I received some of the board games to review and my family and I were very […]

Use Movies and TV to Teach Kindness to Kids at School

Use Movies and TV to Teach Kindness to Kids at School

Back to school time is here. The ads for back to school clothes and school supplies are everywhere and it is becoming difficult to remember it is still summer. If you are looking to teach your teens and tweens one last lesson before they begin school, make it something that they might not learn in […]