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Racism, Video Games, And The Ukraine: Teaching Children How Think About The World

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoHow do we talk about current events with our children? What are they old enough to comprehend? Video games can help you contextualize the conversation. My seven year old has …read more Source: Forbes 2

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they’ve got it all wrong. …read more Source: Forbes 2

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an …read more Source: Forbes 2

3 Reasons Children Need A Video Game Vacation And 1 Reason They Don't

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Our fondness for digital connectivity exists in parallel to our skeptical apprehension. We’re tortured by our own anxiety. These days, most adults spend the majority of their time staring at …read more Source: Forbes 2

Your Five Year Old Can Learn To Code With An IPad App

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor The MIT Media Lab recently released ScratchJr, a free iPad app that helps children 5-8 learn how to code. The app is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab, Tufts …read more Source: Forbes 2

Our Schools Are Un-American. Video Games Can Fix That

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor “Game based learning” is a misleading term. After all, gaming always involves learning. You learn who the bad guys are, how to shoot, how to jump, how to run, where …read more Source: Forbes 2

Nintendo's Wii Sports Club Is Family Fun For Lazy Summer Days

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor If feels strange to play virtual sports in the middle of the summer. But my kids and I have been playing Wii Sports Club since the five-sport physical retail version …read more Source: Forbes 2

5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Believe it or not, math is changing. Or at least the way we use math in the context of our daily lives is changing. The way you learned math will …read more Source: Forbes 2

Generation Blockhead: How Minecraft Mods The Grown-Ups Of Tomorrow

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor At the time of this writing, Minecraft had sold over 16.2 Million copies of the desktop PC/Mac edition. The “Pocket Edition” (for tablets and smartphones): 21 Million copies. Add in …read more Source: Forbes 2

New Video Games Teach Caring And Compassion

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Shovel Knight is hard to stop playing. It is a super stylized tribute to the epic platformers of the video game industry’s early days. My kids and I have been …read more Source: Forbes 2