Create & Learn Monthly - Screen Time for Our Children Isn't Always Bad. Neither are the games!

Screen time tends to get a bad rep, especially when it comes to our kids. However, it isn't ALL bad! Games seem to have a similar reputation, but can they provide a better way to learn certain things? And we all love Shark Week over the summer, what are female scientists doing to encourage more girls to join them in shark research? Find out in our Create & Learn Monthly newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.


Can Screen Time Be Valuable for our Kids?

(USA Today)

(Photo: Michael Schennum/USA TODAY Network)

With phones, tablets, laptops, and more readily available to all of us, it makes sense that we worry about how it might affect us and our children. Though it's always good to practice moderation, screen time might provide more accessibility for our kids than ever before, which in turn could mean more opportunity. Learn more about how this might be here!


Games Might Be a Great Tool for Learning

(World Economic Forum)

Games, though fun, can often be viewed as a leisure activity more than a teaching tool. However, new research has shown that more games in the classroom for specific subjects can help our children's motivation to learn. Find out how this works, and what benefits games in the classroom hold, here!


The Gills Club is Connecting Girls with Female Scientists

(Nation Swell)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

We celebrated Shark Week earlier this summer, and it's clear that there is still a rather large gender disparity. Luckily, The Gills Club is looking to change that! They are pairing girls with female scientists to hopefully encourage more to enter the science field. Learn more about this club and the great work they're doing here!

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Helping Blind Students Read, Write & Do Math, With Lego!

Legos have been a staple in every child’s toy collection, and now they are adding a set with Braille! How is it helping kids learn to read? When it comes to glasses, what does the future look like when they can focus according to where your eyes look? And space travel has taught us a lot about what’s out there, but more importantly it taught us about failure. Read all about it in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.

Lego Launches New Braille Bricks to Help Blind Children

(News For Kids)

(Source: Lego.)

Most of us grew creating our own worlds with Legos, or perhaps following the directions to perfectly create what was pictured on the box they came in. Recently, Lego launched a Braille line to help blind students learn to read, write, and do mathematics. Find out all about the simple and fun way Lego is introducing Braille here!

Is Eye-Tracking Technology the Future of Glasses?

(Stanford News)

(Image credit: Robert Konrad)

For some people, one pair of glasses isn’t enough. Luckily, some Stanford researchers have created “auto-focals” that can track our eyes and adjust to what we need. They’re hoping that these glasses might take the place of surgery for people who need it. Find out how this technology works, and the science behind it, here!

What Did Space Travel Teach Us About Failure?

(Fast Company)

(Photo: courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation)

50 years ago, we landed on the moon for the first time. There have been countless successes NASA has celebrated, the moon landing one of the largest, but there have been plenty of failures along the way. What did this culture of learning from failure harness in the space-travel world? Find out all about it here!

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Are there Aliens? This New Technology Might Help Us Find It

Growing up, who hasn’t been fascinated by the possibility of the existence of aliens. A new bendable telescope mirror might take us one step closer to finding the answer. When it comes to astronauts traveling through space, sleep is as important as their daily activities. How does not having a pillow change that? And back on Earth, glowing plants could possibly be what lights up our homes in the future. Read all about it in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about the latest technologies — coding, artificial intelligence, and more.

How a Bendable Mirror Will Help Us Explore Our Solar System

(MIT Technology Review)

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What is out there, in the vastness of space? Is there life outside of Earth? These questions push scientists to continue to innovate technology that might bring us the answer, and a bendable mirror is the latest creation. This mirror will reside in a telescope, CubeSat, that will launch into space. Why this is the technology we need to get some answers to those questions? Find out here!

Pillows in Space?

(Wired)

NASA

With all these travels into space, Mars specifically, it’s important that the astronauts feel at home. While they don’t technically needs pillows — zero-gravity does that for you — the psychological comfort a pillow provides outweighs the practicality (pun intended). And as the journeys are taking longer and longer, it’s even more important! Find out what scientists are doing to add pillows to the lineup, and why it’s so important that they do, here!

Plants That Light Up the Room?

(Smithsonian)

Scientists bioengineer living plants to emit light. (MIT)

Imagine a world where, instead of light switches and lamps, plants light up each room. The vines grow as they’d like and provide a greenish light in every room. This is what some scientists hope is the future of living sustainably and have created a mock-building to show it off. Find out how these plants are able to light up, and watch an interesting video on it, by checking out this article!

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