Topic: Technology

Why kids are key to unlocking the potential of 3D printing

March 1, 2016

Mattel recently announced that it will release a US$300 3D printer for kids in time for the 2016 holiday season. With accompanying software that is specially tailored for young toy designers, the ThingMaker promises to introduce a new generation...

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Will cheap, safe 3D printers change the world? Ask a kid.

March 1, 2016

Mattel recently announced that it will release a $300 3D printer for kids in time for the 2016 holiday season. With accompanying software that is specially tailored for young toy designers, the ThingMaker promises to introduce a new generation of...

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Sex vs. Violence: What’s Appropriate for Our Kids?

Dec. 2, 2015

The other day, a friend asked me about a video game my child was playing on her iPad, The Sims. Created by EA Maxis, the game features virtual people created by whomever is playing.

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Texas Schools Must Become Relevant Again

Oct. 21, 2015
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Millennials are coming of age at a time when many of our notions about work, identity, opportunity and mobility are undergoing profound change. Unfortunately our schools are not adapting.Schools across Texas must strive to be more responsive to the demands of our times, and that means teaching students the skills that are fit for an innovation economy.
 

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Trinity Parkway Project Should Consider Autonomous Cars

April 16, 2015
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Certain technologies go from being almost unimaginable to commonplace in what seems like the blink of an eye.

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