Category Archives: Tech

President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2016 President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential … Continue reading

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Kids’ Eye View of the Beach

I recently purchased a GoPro camera for our family.  The waterproof GoPro is great for capturing skiing, biking, and water sport adventures.  I taught my son how to use it and he eagerly “videotaped” him and his friends’ daily life … Continue reading

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Robotics and Technology Blog

My Robotics and Technology Blog is at http://www.kidsengineer.com/

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Digital Life in the Cloud – Shopping Lists

We use Apple’s iCloud in our family to share calendars.  This is great for knowing my son’s schedule and for my wife and I knowing each other’s schedule no matter where we are.  I also use iCloud  to synch podcasts, … Continue reading

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True Vacation

I’ve been thinking about how vacation time has eroded and changed over the years.  I have been very active this summer with my robotics work, graduate schools, and some side consulting, as well as the usual emails and requests and … Continue reading

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Search Engines and Judgement

I thought it was really interesting that my 5 year old son Aidan, has been asking me to type in “Awesome Star Wars Poster” and other similar search phrases when we use Google Images to search for coloring pages and … Continue reading

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Social Media and Blogging

It’s getting complicated!  Now that I am using Twitter, Google+, and FaceBook and have work and home identities, I want to be able to automatically share new blog entries (I have work and home blogs too) without duplicating too much.  … Continue reading

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Tech and Robots Have Moved!

I have moved all my tech and robotics blog entries to their own website at Kids Engineer!

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Mixing Blocks

I tend to be on the neat (read OCD) side and I will, many times, ask my son to clean up one set of toys before starting a new one.  I have seen, in the past, that he will often … Continue reading

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School IT in the Dark Ages?

I went to a meeting of local school IT managers last week and some of them appear to be in the dark ages.  They talked about blocking Google Docs because a teacher could possibly post kid’s contact info there.   “We … Continue reading

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