Mind Mapping – Robots

"Robots are flexible, soft and they can smoothly move through the water!" Our image of robots are slowly changing, at least in laboratories around the world. A recent project at MIT tries to create a soft robotic fish that moves like a real fish. Jerky movements and a metallic frame are not the image of …

Play-i Robots

Teaching children to program robots is a way to give their creative muscles a real work-out. Meet the playful and curious Bo. And Yana, who is full of dreams and a great storyteller. Fusing play with programming is a great way to teach children essential skills and to capture their imagination. The Play-i robots Bo …

Magical World of Technology – Teaching Children about Programming

Did you know that writing software is about creativity, expression and practical application? Well, I must admit that its sounds more exciting than I had imagine code writing to be;-) Teaching children to bend, join and break and combine code in new existing ways is the aim of the book Hello Ruby by Linda Liekas. …

School, Reimagined

The first AltSchool opened in September in San Fransisco. It is a community of micro-schools and the aim is provide the students with personalized learning. Teachers use student's passions to create an education that focuses on the whole child - academically, socially and emotionally. The AltSchool is built upon the idea  that children are curious …

The Granny Cloud

“Grannies” Skyping with children in India and Colombia! The Internet is  transforming education. And The Granny Cloud - Sole (Self-Organised Learning Environments) - is one example of how technology can be used to improve the lives of children around the world. The e-mediators do not actually teach the children, instead they talk to the children …

Ways to Build a Word-Rich Life for Children Suffering from Dyslexia

Reading is harder and slower when you are suffering from dyslexia. So it is understandable that a child may avoid reading or read less. There is perhaps no better way to increase vocabulary than independent reading, something that may cause a child experiencing problems with reading some difficulties. Yet how a child gathers words may …

Hands on Play – Sifteo Cubes and Raspberry Pi

Mind and hands are involved in a very unusual way when you are playing Sifteo. The game combines the tactile experience of playing dominoes or checkers with digitally programmed games. Arranging, shaking, and tapping lightweight cubes is a great way to engage in some intelligent playing. Physical learning that challenges both adults and children. The games can …