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6 Games to Play if you like Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones fans just sat down for the season finale, and maybe…just maybe…you’re all looking for something to fill the emptiness inside. We suggest video games! Here are six games...Read More

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Make Your Own Adventure With Twine

Many gamers have dreamed of making their own games. There are plenty of resources for people learning how to code, but getting from the early coding lessons to a fully...Read More

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They’re Not Really Angry: These Cute Birds Can Help Kids Learn

Finnish people are proud of their educational system.  And they should be. As Adam Lopez writes in The Guardian: “Teachers are respected, exams are shunned… [Finland] is highly regarded across the globe...Read More

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8 Great iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids

How did people parent before smartphones or mobile tablets? I received my first iPhone when my daughter was about 3 years old, and having that magical little box with us...Read More

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Geocaching's Bryan Roth Explains How Gaming Helps Kids

A few weeks ago, Groundspeak hosted the Pixelkin staff at its super-cool Geocaching HQ in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. We learned all about Geocaching, the amazing game of high-tech treasure hunting,...Read More

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Oculus Rift Is Not Just for Gaming—It’s for Classrooms, too.

Oculus Rift is a virtual-reality gaming headset that makes you feel as if you are in another world. It’s the first virtual-reality system that’s on track to be widely available to...Read More

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The Ergonomics of Gaming: Common Orthopedic Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Games can be heart-pounding, but if you’re feeling the burn without leaving your chair, something’s wrong with the way you play. While most people think that they’re not at risk...Read More

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3 Games That Will Increase Your Emotional IQ

Most parents are aware that games can be used as educational tools, but many still don’t realize that games are instruments for promoting social responsibility, empathy, and justice. These important aspects of games are...Read More