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What are your kid's favorite Linux programs?

Mine love ktuberling (Mr Potato Head) and TuxRacer.

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2023/04/14
19:12 UTC

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Childhood Pop Culture of the Boomer to Gen Alpha generations

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2023/02/07
19:05 UTC

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Help Us to be the very best, like no one ever was!

To learn it all is their real test, To train them is MY cause!

Hello geeky parents, I'm hoping you might be willing to help a geeky teacher out!

I am a beginning teacher, teaching 4th grade science. I'm setting up a Pokemon themed classroom and would love some help, as funds are a bit tight.

If you'd like to help, that's amazing! If not, I completely understand.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UK6JPQUCEPY?ref_=wl_share

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2022/07/23
21:23 UTC

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I love the clearance section at target #evil queen

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2021/02/09
23:20 UTC

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Gift suggestions for a 12 y/o. Sites, specific STEMmy/maker-type gifts (more description in text)

Okay fellow geeks, I'm looking for a gift suggestion for a 12 year old. Sites of cool toys or specific gifts themselves -- either/or.

The kid's pretty clueless, is into just regular Windows games and tablet stuff. He's played around with Snap Circuit sets a few years ago so he's got that background. But more importantly, the kid has a capable father who was an IT director and has lots of electronics and hands on computer experience and assures that he'll work on this project with his son.

So I'm looking for geeky-type kits. I'd love a music oriented kit like this, but frankly that one seems shallow. Anyone know of any similar ones?

I stumbled onto Adeept's various kits which to me seem really cool. For this particular kid they might be a bit too advanced (and some require some Python skills which is adding a lot to the equation).

If I could be so lame, what would you suggest?

Feel free to throw ideas at me. Some may hit above or below what I'm thinking of and may not work with the crude description I gave, but if enough ideas are thrown around hopefully this post might aid someone else in the same search. TIA.

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2021/01/12
04:10 UTC

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Roleplaying to Fight Social Isolation and Build Social Skills

I'm with a DC area psychotherapy practice that has begun facilitating friendship and social skills coaching via nationwide online roleplaying games. There have been multiple studies that show that roleplaying games build confidence and help kids stay connected. I believe in the power of roleplaying games and love sharing them with the next generation. Please check out our website to find out more information: https://www.kentlandspsychotherapy.com/tabletop-role-playing-game-groups-for-tweens-teens-and-young-adults/

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2020/07/24
01:50 UTC

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CALLING PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ELEMENTARY-AGED CHILDREN IN THE U.S.

Hi everyone! Iā€™d greatly appreciate your participation in my honors study. Please see recruitment message below:

You are invited to participate in a research study about school-parent communication (WFU IRB# 00023763). The study is online and only takes about 15 - 20 minutes. In thanks for your participation, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $100 and ten $20 Amazon gift cards.

We ask that only one parent/guardian per household participate. If you have questions, please contact the principal investigators, Yueying He (hey216@wfu.edu), or Dr. Shannon Brady (bradyst@wfu.edu).

To begin the study, please click on this link which will redirect you to the Qualtrics online survey website.

https://wakeforest.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fcN5Q4SSfHuH77?source=RGP

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2020/04/13
23:15 UTC

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Schools closed

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2020/03/14
02:07 UTC

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Can I pick your brain about courses to teach kids or maybe yourself programming?

Hi. šŸ™‚

I am in the research phase of possibly creating some courses on programming/coding as a side project. And was wondering if I could pick your brains! Have you or your kids ever wanted to learn? What resources did you use? What road blocks or painpoints have you encountered? Feel free to message me directly as well, I would love to chat!

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2018/06/03
13:47 UTC

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Please help our study on parental attitudes towards storytelling robots for their kids. Thank you!

Hi there! We are inviting parents whose kids are younger than 7 years of age to fill out our survey on storytelling robots. This survey is part of a study being conducted by Indiana University that aims at investigating parental acceptance and attitudes of storytelling robots for their kids and will inform the future design of robots for kids.

It should not take more than 15-20 minutes of your time. Two hundred participants will be randomly selected following a random drawing to receive a $5 Amazon credit (a digital gift card for Amazon shopping). The survey was distributed on February 7, 2018, and the drawing will be conducted on March 1, 2018. After March 1, you can complete the survey if you choose, but you will not receive any compensation for doing so. Personal identifiable information will only be collected for payment records.

For more information about the study: contract the researchers at lin98@iu.edu and brady@iupui.edu. For general information about participant rights, contact the Indiana University Institutional Review Board at (812) 856-4242 or via email at irb@iu.edu.

We'd appreciate it if you participate in this survey! Link to the survey: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8tYqRw05QRWt08t

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2018/02/22
16:30 UTC

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Any nostalgia geeks out there?

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2017/11/16
16:56 UTC

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