Posts Categorized: How To

Digital Algebra

Digital Algebra

Are kindergarteners/pre-schoolers really expected to do algebra? Believe it or not, they are! Before you start getting nervous, know this: kindergarten,or pre-school, algebra is quite different to what you did in high school. In the world of kindergarten or pre-school, algebra means putting like things into groups, or noticing what doesn’t belong in a set –… Read more

A New Paint For A New Generation

A New Paint For A New Generation

You’ll remember it well, if you grew up in the 90s. Any time you were able to snatch in front of the family computer usually included opening MS Paint and creating scribbles or – of course – drawing a picture of your house.  But Paint is growing up, as the Windows team rolls out a new… Read more

Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions

If you’re anything like me, then the concept of school excursions make you nervous (and put a ding in your wallet too). But, that aside, excursions are incredible learning opportunities, so they’re usually worth the parental anxiety and handing over cash. But here’s something that brings those excursions right into the classroom…and nobody need get… Read more

Powtoon – Your New Favourite Hobby

Powtoon – Your New Favourite Hobby

We love discovering new tools that could not only make life a little easier, but enable you to have a little fun along the way. One of those we happened upon recently is Powtoon. It’s touted as an easy-to-use animated video creator that’s great for making explainer videos, brightening up your presentation skills and bringing… Read more

Build Your Own Games

Build Your Own Games

Kids are the very best type of inventors,  because their imaginations run wild with possibility, while us adults are far too prone to thinking “I can’t do that” or “that’s not possible.” As childhood imagination leaves children uninhibited in their creativity, their learning skills expand and grow, and it’s through these creative pursuits that children,… Read more

My Son Is Now My Friend

My Son Is Now My Friend

My son is now my friend. Not in the way you’re thinking. Not in the “I’m a cool mom who wears Converse and we hang out whenever we can” kind of way. He’s my friend on Facebook. The conversation went something like this: Me: I’m dying to share something with you, but you’re not on… Read more

School Projects: Where Googling Gets Serious

School Projects: Where Googling Gets Serious

If you’re like me, your child has entered primary or secondary school and, on top of the seemingly infinite list of homework to do, they’re now doing little projects too. Confession: I love these. I love these a lot more than I’m supposed to, and it probably turns me into an overbearing, excitable parent who… Read more

Why Can’t I Have Facebook? (and other questions your child might ask)

Why Can’t I Have Facebook? (and other questions your child might ask)

“Why can’t I have a Facebook account?” and other questions you may be asked…are really some of the less fun ones we get to tangle with as parents nowadays. As the flurry of platforms lead us towards sharing more and more of our lives online, what are the rules around access and age-appropriate channels? We… Read more

{WIN} A Better Way to Display Your Child’s Artwork

{WIN} A Better Way to Display Your Child’s Artwork

Every year, my daughter comes home with her file of art and I am simultaneously enthusiastic and perplexed. The best pieces, we keep or frame, and the others go into the storage box I keep that’s labeled “Art”. But, I’ve run out of clever ways to display or store her artwork, and it’s become a… Read more

Hashtag This

Hashtag This

Now that she’s more than a novice user on Instagram, my kid’s been exploring more and more of the visual social network that’s captivating many eyeballs every day. Recently, she discovered hashtags and asked for an explanation on them. So, here it is: Hashtags help you to categorise information Simply put, Hashtags are really useful… Read more