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Holiday Tech Gift Guide: 14 cool custom photo gifts

http://coolmomtech.com/…/cool-custom-photo-gifts-2015-holi…/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces #MetKids: A fun site made for kids, by kids

http://coolmomtech.com/2015/09/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art-metkids/

New School Technology for Class and the Quad

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/technology/personaltech/new-school-technology-for-class-and-the-quad.html?ref=technology&_r=0

Do you have a child or relative heading for high school or college this year? Here are some of the latest devices to help students with note-taking, navigating a laptop and data storage.

 

Before the Music Festival, Know the Lineup and the Lyrics

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/16/technology/personaltech/music-festival-apps.html?ref=technology&_r=0

Heading to a music festival this summer? Or have a child/niece/nephew/friend or grandchild who is? Get or recommend an application that tells you all the details of which band is playing on what stage when.

Star Wars Age-by-Age Guide

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/star-wars-age-by-age-guide

Find out which Star Wars movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.

Alto’s Adventure: A beautiful app to cool you down on a hot day

http://coolmomtech.com/2015/06/altos-adventure-a-beautiful-app/

Forbes list of 5 Apps to Teach your Kids about Money

http://www.forbes.com/…/5-apps-to-teach-your-kids-about-mo…/

Forbes Magazine gives us a financial insider’s view of the best applications to teach kids about money.

Toca Nature – App Review

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/toca-nature

Kids and parents alike love Toca Nature, an “open-ended app that allows for pure creative exploration. Kids can build natural elements–trees, lakes, and mountains–and observe what happens as animals move in and food sources abound. Interaction is slow and calm” and accompanied by a lovely soundtrack.

 

Minecraft launches Alex, the first girl character

http://coolmomtech.com/…/minecraft-first-girl-character-al…/
Finally! Minecraft has launched a girl character named Alex, letting real girls create worlds using a character they can identify with.

Why Coding is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future

http://www.wsj.com/…/why-coding-is-your-childs-key-to-unloc…

Coding helps train kids how to solve problems and how to express themselves. Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids.