Author: Delilah S. Dawson

Calling all STEM lovers: Here’s how to get free storytelling lessons for kids from Khan Academy and Pixar.

Well this is cool, parents! Khan Academy is partnering with Disney and Pixar to offer free online classes in storytelling for kids of all ages to show them how STEM helps make movies. The initiative is called Pixar in a Box, and we’re pretty sure it’s going to get kids thinking outside the box. Or Inside Out of the box? Heh. The videos walk you through the Pixar studios while actual Pixar employees talk about how ideas become art become movies. We meet the real people behind our favorite stories and learn where Pixar had challenges–which is great for my kids to see, because...

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Don’t miss this great deal on hot new Apple Watch bands with a byte.

Looking for a juicy new band for that Apple Watch? We’ve got the skinny on the new Spring Collection from our pals at Bezels & Bytes, now on sale for a limited time. Each design in the Spring Collection fits your Apple Watch perfectly, and comes in a variety of colors and styles, from zipper-edged leather to punky studs. And, if you pre-order now through Friday, you can save 30% off your purchase. Hello, Valentine’s Day. Related: Gorgeous tech gifts for the fashionista in your life   Extra Cool: Use code BBFRIEND to get 30% off the Spring Collection at Bezels...

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24 of the coolest geeky gifts for kids and teens to keep the holidays nerdy and bright | Holiday Tech Guide

Next up in our Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, we’ve got two dozen ideas for great geeky gifts for a kid in your life. From little babies just cutting their teeth on Nintendo (literally — you’ll see) to big kids and kids at heart who like their holiday goodies splattered with zombie blood, you’ll find cool geeky gifts to wear, gifts to play with, and gifts to hang on the tree. For educational gifts, you’ll definitely want to visit our post on the coolest educational tech toys for kids. This? Is just the random fun stuff we love. Don’t miss our...

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Landing a robot on a comet? Don’t wear a shirt covered in boobs. Wear this.

When Rosetta mission scientists landed the Philae on a comet, we cheered…until we noticed that one of the project scientists was wearing a bowling shirt covered in…strippers with guns? Huh? Luckily, there’s a Kickstarter (already funded!) to make sure the next prominent scientist on TV is wearing a bowling shirt covered in notable women of the STEM world. And if you’re a tee shirt person, you can get that, too. Elly Zupko joined the bandwagon of feminists on social media disappointed to see a major scientist on TV wearing a shirt that celebrated bikinis more than the achievements of strong women in the...

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15 STEM tees for kids that are O Mg cool.

If your kid’s future is so bright they have to wear shades, then we’ve got some cool STEM tees for kids that combine brains with beauty. Science, technology, engineering, and math are more fun when you’re wearing them, right? And we’re happy to see that they’re getting even easier to find for girls, since the geeks of both sexes shall inherit the earth.     Whether you’re into advocacy or honoring inventors, we love the diverse selection of STEM tees for kids (shown at top) at one of our favorite shops, Peek Kids. We’re digging the Positive Thinker atom tee (get it?); the Alexander Graham...

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The Empire calls back

A long time ago, on an iPhone far, far away… It is a time for playing after school. Rebel children fight with sticks, making  whomp-whomp noises. One child swears she’s Darth Vader, the other claims to be a farm boy who wants more blue milk… and freedom from the evil Empire. Or maybe this rad Children at Play Star Wars iPhone case by David Schwen just looks like that. In any case, we dig the subtle helmet tip to Star Wars combined with the classic yellow sign. And the best part: Society 6 is now ready to ship iPhone 6 cases. Even...

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How to save your lunch with science!

Whether it’s the mean kid on the school bus who’s constantly trying to snag your kid’s cookies (I’m watching you, Logan!) or the office lunch thief who’s never been caught, the average lunch box isn’t up to the job of keeping out creeping hands. Science to the rescue! This Geeky Chemistry Lunch Bag is made of neoprene with a waterproof lining and could possibly hold a dangerous and highly explosive mixture of Luteinum, Nitrogen, Carbon, and Hydrogen. With such a threatening mix of chemicals on the front, it can’t just harbor a delicious sandwich and an apple. If the intimidation factor of dangerous chemicals...

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Geeky birth announcements are elementally CuTe

We all know that babies begin with chemistry (ahem), so it’s only natural that the periodic table makes  a lovely graphic to showcase that sweet little face. Whether you’re a science geek or just a fan of playful design, our pals at Minted have you covered with this Elements Birth Announcement that we discovered by Pistols, a design studio of Portland. The great thing about Minted is that you get tons of options to tweak the design, from card shape to colors, and of course the entire message and photo and even where you want either. In this case, you input your...

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There’s no place like home because WiFi.

Click your heels three times if it makes you happy, but otherwise, just walk in the door, flip open that laptop, and get surfing. And don’t take it for granted; after a weekend spent in a conference basement with absolutely no signal, it was a true joy for me to return home and connect without a single click, curse word, or waving of cell phone. It was great to see my family, too. So dig the simple, graphic pop of this Home is where your WiFi connects automatically print because we love… um… the simplicity of automatic WiFi connection. The techy...

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A Vader’s Day gift to die for: A chance to be in the next Star Wars movie via Force For Change.

When you combine Star Wars, philanthropy, and the chance to actually be in the next Star Wars movie, you just might have the best Vader’s Day gift ever. Because you might know that Vader is German for father, right? Either way, hopefully, your dad will get all choked up. (Ha.) Disney and Lucasfilm are working with UNICEF in a massive effort to support Star Wars: Force for Change by raising $1 million for  kids around the world who need it most. That  means that this contest is kind of like funding a Kickstarter that’s also a raffle. For each contribution you make, your...

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