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Time Shift Your TV – TED Talks Education

Time Shift Your TV – TED Talks Education

TED Talks Education, hosted by singer John Legend, was launched in response to the high dropout rate in American schools.

Reconnect Project Challenges You to Go Offline for a Day

Reconnect Project Challenges You to Go Offline for a Day

The Reconnect Project challenges people to go offline for a day and spend their free time on a creative project. Would you do it?

Time Shift Your TV  – STEM Flix

Time Shift Your TV – STEM Flix

Have you been to the movies this summer (while TV has offered little to watch)? If so, maybe you’ve caught one of the new Northrop Grumman Foundation STEM Flix videos.

To Monitor or Not to Monitor: Tracking Children’s Digital Lives

To Monitor or Not to Monitor: Tracking Children’s Digital Lives

Parenting today requires us to choose whether and how we will keep tabs on our children using software, apps, and other tools.

When Free Apps Become Expensive

When Free Apps Become Expensive

Many of the apps kids (and parents) use the most are free to download. However, they require frequent in-app purchases if a player wants to advance their skills, feed virtual fish, or build tiny towns. This is called the “freemium” model, and it’s popular not just with apps, but also with websites and software.