Counting smiles at the Tinkering Lab

I visited Chicago Children’s Museum’s new Tinkering Lab with my 3 year old over the weekend. (“Chicago’s first DIY maker-space for families!”)  Neither O. nor I am are particularly handy– both of our first reactions to the drills, saws and wood glue was to split. Because I was with out-of-town guests who were into it, I put up […]

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Raising the touch-screen generation

At NewsFOO earlier this month, I gave an Ignite Talk about the joys and challenges of raising a child in this digital, always-on interactive era.The talk follows. (Also-  check out the other NewsFoo talks, including Jay Rosen’s harrowing The Abyss of Observation Alone.) Update:  Things I’ve observed since giving the talk 4 weeks ago: – Last […]

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