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3 Questions Parents Of Gamer-Kids Should Ask Themselves Immediately

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor When my ex-wife and I separated about four years ago, I started playing video games with my kids. I wanted to spend time with them, but I didn’t want to …read more Source: Forbes 2

This App Will Teach Your Kid To Play The Piano

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor These days, developers are trying to create video games to teach just about everything. It seems pretty clear that learning through digital play can be extremely effective. So there’s a …read more Source: Forbes 2

How To Think About Student Data Privacy

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor We are currently in the formative years of an EdTech revolution. A complete digital overhaul of our classrooms is inevitable. New technologies promise to transform education in positive ways. This …read more Source: Forbes 2

Something Is Wrong With 'Minecraft.' This Game Has A Solution

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoIn the past, I’ve speculated on the long term impact of the Minecraft craze. I suspect that the game’s narrative shift—away from a typical hero narrative, toward an emphasis on …read more Source: Forbes 2

7 Rules For Raising Self-Reliant Children

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Jessica Lahey’s highly-anticipated new book, The Gift Of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, looks at the unique challenges of child-rearing in …read more Source: Forbes 2

Parents Don't Need To Worry About 'Screen Time' Anymore

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor A recent study suggests that “hyper parenting may increase the risk of inactivity in children.” Apparently, parenting styles like the so-called “tiger moms who push for exceptional achievement” and “little-emperor …read more Source: Forbes 2

All Kids Should Make Their Own 'Minecraft' YouTube Videos

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor As schools continue to foolishly reduce students’ exposure to the performing and fine arts, kids are increasingly being cultivated into passive consumers, rather than active creators. They are not only …read more Source: Forbes 2

The 4 Issues In Education That Every Presidential Candidate Should Be Talking About

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor 1. Inequality Educational resources in the United States remain unfairly stratified by socio-economic class. The lopsided distribution of classroom materials, technologies, libraries, counseling, support services and supplies is obvious. But …read more Source: Forbes 2

Access To Learning Content Is Not The Same As Equity In Education

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor One of the big problems with education has to do with content. It is not a problem with the quality of content, the delivery of information, nor access to knowledge. …read more Source: Forbes 2

This Is What Today's Online Learning Content Tells Us About The Future Of School

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Today’s children are extremely savvy. They’ve grown up in a world where information was always just a button away. Buttons? Soon, they won’t even need buttons. With Windows 10, they’ll …read more Source: Forbes 2