Do you think adding an Instagram filter counts as creativity?

With many of our kids on Spring Break, now is a good time to think about helping them find things to do creatively online and offline. In a Common Sense Media report they found that only 3% of what kids do online is actually content creation, i.e. making videos, music with programs like GarageBand, writing blogs, etc. Today I write about 16 ideas to get them creating this break.

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Why Talk to The Cashier?

We want youth to grow up feeling comfortable talking with people—whether that’s a cashier at the grocery store or someone or on a tram in the airport. This not only builds confidence but these simple acts have been scientifically proven to evoke happiness. Today I explore the science of this happiness trick... and how to get our kids looking up and talking to people around them.

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Stopping Endless Scrolling

Some analysts say the majority of YouTube videos people watch are discovered by the suggestions the company gives. That can be helpful... and harmful. What concerns me, beyond the time suck, is that algorithms are defining our children and forcing them deeper into silos.

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