How to Teach Social Skills and Tech Skills: The Joy in Play

How to Teach Social Skills and Tech Skills: The Joy in Play

  The current metrics of success, and the stresses associated with them, can lead to real issues in developing a child’s holistic skills (emotional skills, cognitive skills, social skills, physical skills, and creative skills). This month we will go on the...
How to Pick the Best Summer Camp

How to Pick the Best Summer Camp

  This month we will focus on navigating the future of learning as well as navigating the near future in terms of what to look for in a summer camp. Just last week I was able to attend a national summit in Colorado which brought together a wonderful cast of those...
Tech Education Takes to the Sky

Tech Education Takes to the Sky

  As Cabin Fever sets in here on the East Coast, it’s only natural to start thinking of the great outdoors. This month’s post will focus on technologies and tools that are rough and tough enough to endure the elements and smart enough to make sense what’s going...
Now Hiring Tech Education Teachers

Now Hiring Tech Education Teachers

  Digital Dragon, a Santa Monica Youth Tech Enrichment Studio, is hiring PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS who want to share their technology passions with kids! Locations in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Downtown LA, Pasadena, Burbank, and Inglewood. Join our talented...
Where is Tech Education Heading?

Where is Tech Education Heading?

The new year is upon us and so are the expos. The same week saw two very different experiences. Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with all the glam and lights of Las Vegas behind it, and the Ed Game Expo held in our nation’s capital amidst the government shut down. In...
Is Your Student Prepared For The Future?

Is Your Student Prepared For The Future?

Frazzled from the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, Shop Small (Business) Saturday, and Cyber Monday spending, this month we will take time to explore a different component of the tech industry and what it looks like to break into it. Recently, I was fortunate enough...
Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

As the Holiday Season approaches, so do the amazing gifts that make for meaningful experiences that can bring joy to our friends and loved ones. There are plenty of toys, games, gizmos, and gadgets I won’t cover in this post due to the simple math of it all. That...
Kids Express Creativity in Technology

Kids Express Creativity in Technology

By: John Balash In current times, we have been fortunate to have access to a significant number of resources that allow us to express our creativity – whether it be through apps, games, or connected play experiences. The list is lofty, and only naturally, some...
How to Have Fun with Virtual Reality

How to Have Fun with Virtual Reality

By: John Balash Virtual Reality is a really hot topic in the tech landscape, specifically connected play and avoiding the isolation often tied to virtual reality experiences on platforms like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, we’ll take a quick look at what teams around...
Tech News From the Frontier by John Balash

Tech News From the Frontier by John Balash

Recently I was able to attend the Connected Learning Summit at MIT’s MediaLab in Cambridge, MA. Representing my own institution of higher-ed, I was anxious to see what others were delving into in the world of high technology.       It was no surprise to see...