Why some kids get smarter by playing video games

Games are addictive. Just try asking your 14-year-old to put down Candy Crush Saga for a few minutes, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter some serious resistance. But there’s more to the story than that. When psychologist Jane McGonigal Continue reading Why some kids get smarter by playing video games

Using football to learn the basics of physics

Here’s a fun science-learning game that will teach you some basic concepts in physics. You’ll learn about velocity, probability, and force. This science learning game was put together by the NFL, Discovery Learning, and  EA Sports™.  I’m glad they did Continue reading Using football to learn the basics of physics

Using computers to grade your child’s writing

A detailed Washington Post article about the Common Core noted that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is ramping up plans to have student essays graded by computer. This is happening even though, by their own admission, the computers are not Continue reading Using computers to grade your child’s writing

Is homework the best use of time?

Every teacher and every family will have a different opinion about homework. What does the research say? The short answer is: Moderation. There may be better ways to enhance your child’s education. I’m going to show you how to help Continue reading Is homework the best use of time?

Boost your memory by being an athlete

Do you want to boost your brain power and learn things quicker? This video will show you an ancient secret to boost your memory. Thousands of years ago, the Greek poet Simonides discovered how to boost your memory by connecting Continue reading Boost your memory by being an athlete