Robot Turtles: The Game for Little Programmers (Amazon image)

Robot Turtles: teaching kids to code via a board game (about, review, pros, and cons)

Last month, I wrote about participating in the Hour of Code at my daughter’s school and mentioned that I had ordered a highly recommended board game to teach kids the basics of coding, called Robot Turtles. I promised I’d come back and review it, so here we are: my review of Robot Turtles (short answer: we…

Just Not Sorry! (the backstory) and an evaluation of the new app to “stop qualifying our message and diminishing our voice”

“This is the behind the scenes story of the how the team at Cyrus Innovation came to build Just Not Sorry, a plug in for Gmail that highlights you when you type “just” “sorry” and a few other undermining words. . ..” Source: Just Not Sorry! (the backstory) — Cyrusite Chatter An Evaluation of Just…

New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails

“Tami Reiss has a New Year’s resolution, and Gmail will help her keep it. With her company’s new Chrome browser extension, Reiss has put a bull’s-eye on the on the tempering words and phrases—just, I think, sorry—that clutter up her emails, undermine her authority, and dilute her leadership capacity.” Source: New Chrome App Helps Women Stop…

Subscription activity boxes for kids (STEM too!): Green Kid Crafts and Kiwi Crate 50-70% off Black Friday sales now live

I have no idea how we are seeing Black Friday deals a week and a half before Thanksgiving, but I’m not complaining. Two of the major subscription kid’s activity box companies, Kiwi Crate and Green Craft Kids, have just launched their deals today, and they are awfully good ones – 60-70% off a first subscription…

Children’s audiobooks, part 2 – your recommendations and an evaluation of Audible, Hoopla, and more

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on my post on downloading children’s audiobooks on Audible! Here’s part two – a compilation of all the favorite audiobook titles that were submitted and an evaluation of Audible vs. the other players that folks said that they sometimes used, Spotify and Hoopla, and of course the folks who picked…