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2015 Microsoft #ImagineCup World Final Winners

2015 Microsoft #ImagineCup World Final Winners
August 3, 2015 No Comments »

What if all of your hard work came down to a single moment? For many of us, success is gradual and certainly this is true for each of the 33 teams who competed in multiple rounds of competition before arriving ... Read More »

Join Microsoft #ImagineCup 2015 World Championship LIVE Today at 3 pm ET / Noon PT

Join Microsoft #ImagineCup 2015 World Championship LIVE Today at 3 pm ET / Noon PT
July 31, 2015 No Comments »

Today is the day where the top technology projects in Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship categories battle it out for the glory of being the Imagine Cup 2015 World Champion. Join in via the live webcast to see the three ... Read More »

An Inside Look at the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine

An Inside Look at the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine
July 30, 2015 Comments Off on An Inside Look at the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine

As Plato said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” and yesterday Emily and I got to see amazing inventions during the first day of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition where 122 students on 33 teams from around the world presented ... Read More »

Adventures with Books Provide #SummerReading Motivation (w. giveaway)

Adventures with Books Provide #SummerReading Motivation (w. giveaway)
July 29, 2015 6 Comments »

This is a sponsored post Every summer we like a little external motivation and one of our favorite programs is the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. For the past 9 years, this free online reading program has encouraged kids to read throughout ... Read More »

Seattle Bound for the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Competition #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine

Seattle Bound for the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Competition #ImagineCup #MSFTImagine
July 28, 2015 No Comments »

Do you have a technological advancement that can help solve the world’s problems? This week 33 teams from around the world are converging at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington to showcase their original projects that have brought them to ... Read More »

Why KidzVuz is Perfect for Kids Wanting to Make Their Own Videos & #KidzVuzBTS Recap

Why KidzVuz is Perfect for Kids Wanting to Make Their Own Videos & #KidzVuzBTS Recap
July 23, 2015 2 Comments »

  This year has been the summer of girls’ trips with Emily and I won’t lie, having one on one time with my tween has been a treat. Emily is eleven and starting middle school in the fall. She’s at ... Read More »

Camp Google & Maker Camp Provide Free Virtual Camp and Hands-On Learning for Ages 7-17

Camp Google & Maker Camp Provide Free Virtual Camp and Hands-On Learning for Ages 7-17
July 13, 2015 No Comments »

Have you reached THAT point in the summer yet? You know the one I’m talking about- the one where you look longingly at the calendar wondering how many more weeks until school starts? If you’re clamoring for fun and engaging things ... Read More »

Tips for Mastering the Middle School Combination Padlock #LSSS

Tips for Mastering the Middle School Combination Padlock #LSSS
July 6, 2015 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post Last month my 11 year old, Emily, graduated from elementary school and became a middle schooler. While some parents may cringe at the middle school years, I’m excited for the new challenges ahead for my ... Read More »

Threesixty Theatre’s Peter Pan: 4 Things Families Need to Know + 8 Things to Do Before the Performance (w flash ticket giveaway!)

Threesixty Theatre’s Peter Pan: 4 Things Families Need to Know + 8 Things to Do Before the Performance (w flash ticket giveaway!)
July 2, 2015 7 Comments »

Forget past performances of Peter Pan on stage or screen because Threesixty Theatre’s new stage production of PETER PAN at Tyson’s Corner Center is an imaginative performance that turns traditional theater upside down thanks to unique elements that are done ... Read More »

10 Reasons to Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians in Celebration of The Lightning Thief’s 10th Anniversary (w. giveaway)

10 Reasons to Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians in Celebration of The Lightning Thief’s 10th Anniversary (w. giveaway)
June 30, 2015 11 Comments »

When taught in a grade 3-5 school, The Lightning Thief was all the rage among the tween set and in the ten years since the first book, the series’ popularity has never waned. Having sold millions of copies worldwide, being ... Read More »