Alternatives to Switched-On Schoolhouse

Note: Where mentioned, prices correct as of writing, all prices in USD.  The unfortunate reality of homeschooling is that not every parent necessarily has the time to teach every course themselves.  As a consequence, digital and online homeschooling programs have become quite popular in recent years, guiding students through engaging, multimedia-rich lessons and practice, while … Read more

CodaKid vs Code Kingdoms

Coding is fast becoming one of the most important skills for students to develop, and a program that can teach kids the essentials of coding without boring them to tears can be invaluable as a teaching tool.  CodaKid and Code Kingdoms are two very popular and very effective online platforms that teach kids real coding … Read more

Best Build a Computer Kits for Kids

It’s no secret that most kids love electronics, apps and their computers. After all, what parent hasn’t had those endless nightly struggles over screen time? Rather than fighting, however, parents may be better served by guiding their child’s interest in electronics and thereby helping them develop a variety of STEM skills to better serve them … Read more

AI for Kids: Help Your Kids Learn Tomorrow’s Most Useful Skill

Artificial intelligence is probably the most widely thrown around buzzword in computer science and in education these days. The reason for this is simple: from  chatbots to health care to self-driving cars, the development of artificial intelligence is so revolutionary that it is changing the way in which we interact and use technology.  Whether it … Read more

Homeschooling with IXL: Using IXL for Social Studies

For homeschoolers, social studies can be sometimes a tricky subject to tackle. Primarily covering geography, history, civics, economics and sociology, and possibly involving other social science disciplines, there is a lot of information to cover and a little technological help can often go a long way in helping plan, organize, teach and review the subject … Read more

The Best 3D Pens for Kids

3D design can be a really cool and interesting way of adding a little STEM to your kids’ learning and use technology to bring your child’s wildest ideas to life.  A safer, more portable and more affordable alternative to 3D printers, 3D pens give kids the ability to draw in three dimensions by letting them … Read more

Guide to 3D Pens for Kids

Since their invention in 2012, 3D pens have captivated adults and kids alike.  The idea of drawing in three dimensions, literally doodling in the air and bringing your wildest ideas to life with the stroke of a pen, is a tempting one.  So tempting, in fact, that 3D pens have since found their way into … Read more

Kids Circuit Boards: Hands-on Electronics Fun

If you have a budding electronics wiz, or if your kids just love their gadgets, and you want to harness that passion for learning without adding a lot more screen time a kids circuit board kit might be just what you’re looking for. Gone are the days of the potato clock and crystal radio sets, … Read more