Archives for March 2009

Diagnosis Endometriosis: What to Know As Preteens Grow

Mar. 31, 2009 Today I was planning on posting part two in my series on the  Focus on Youth Sex::Tech Conference resources featuring health education tools, widgets, sex ed primers and helpful digital … [Read more...]

Get Out of Your Own Life! Environmental Influence on Kids

Mar. 30, 2009 Mea culpa for the unannounced vanishing act, but I’ve been out of town interviewing teens in a different ‘pocket’ of the greater Bay Area, exploring how environmental influences (peers, … [Read more...]

Influencers, Accountability and the Global Cost to Youth

April 7, 2013 Update:   This topic will be the opening plenary at the newly rebranded Yth.org public health conference today in S.F., livestreamed here: YthLive.org at 4pm Pacific time/1pm ET.I can't … [Read more...]

First Day of Spring! See It Through A Child’s Eyes

Mar. 20, 2009 It’s overcast here on the water today, which shifts my annual spring ritual into a different lens of wonder. Whenever things get too wacky in my world (and lately, that’s been hourly) … [Read more...]

Playing For Change: A Music Movement That Stirs the Soul

Mar. 18, 2009 ”Music is the poetry of the air.”---Jean Paul Richter Like a smile, music knows few boundaries in its outreach. It has the profound ability to connect cultures, remove barriers, and … [Read more...]

Kids Green Science Shenanigans for St. Patrick’s Day

Update March 15, 2016 Will you be celebrating the lucky lore and leprechauns/limericks of March 17 holiday hoopla? Hadn't seen this easy rainbow slime for STEM & STEAM sensory play and tactile … [Read more...]

Like Taking Candy From A Baby: Camel Trots Out Nicotine Tricks (Again)

Mar. 16, 2009 Gotta put my cranky pants on again…. R.J.Reynolds is lighting the fuses of frustrated parents by offering Camel nicotine laced ‘orbs, strips, and sticks’ coming at kids in the mints … [Read more...]

Doug Engelbart Supports Shaping Youth By Offering Digital History

Jan. 30, 2014 Thinking pensively about the late, great Doug Engelbart on this birthday today, as he would've been 89. Let's celebrate his spirit by raising the collective knowledge for … [Read more...]

NPR: Do1Thing and Sell For A Cause Marketplace on Facebook

Mar. 11, 2009 Heads up on two youth-focused National Public Radio blurbs this week: First is the NPR Weekend Edition clip, 'What's For Sale? Check Facebook all about our ‘Sell for a Cause' launch … [Read more...]

Serious Fun! Making Media to Study for SAT Exams

Mar. 9, 2009 I’ll admit I had my doubts. When Jack at MIT told all of us on the Classroom 2.0 hub that BrainyFlix was asking kids to make viral videos for pass around fun about SAT vocabulary words … [Read more...]

“Better for You” Foods in the Snack Aisle?

Mar. 8, 2009 "Lately all this low-fat health talk has been taking the fun right out of snacking, not to mention the flavor," reads the Popchips all natural bag I’m chomping on from a Costco impulse … [Read more...]

Overachievers: Interview with Liz Funk Author of SuperGirls Speak Out!

Mar. 4, 2009 I'm berating myself for not having this interview 'go live' on Eastern time, where teen author Liz Funk (now 20) resides...I'm doing the best I can... ...ESPECIALLY since I got behind … [Read more...]

Sell Oodles For Shaping Youth Via Facebook Marketplace

Mar. 3, 2009 Want to help Shaping Youth make a difference in the world without opening your wallet? Now you can ‘regift’ those holiday oopsies, gadget castoffs, kids’ outgrown toys and gear all … [Read more...]

A Salute to Seuss By Google: Read, Kids, Read

Mar. 2, 2009 When I saw today’s splendid nonsensical-Seussical-Google-doodle (say that three times fast) altering their home page again, I smiled realizing this guessing game has become a bit of a … [Read more...]

Elf Island GoodQuest: Stimulus Package That Helps Polar Bears!

Mar. 2, 2009 Talk about a two-fer: A great deal AND a great cause! Elf Island has put forth a brilliant triple-play “stimulus package” where kids can have fun gaming, help REAL nonprofits make a … [Read more...]

March Into Sustainability: Project Green Prom Video Contest!

Mar. 1, 2009 How would you ‘green’ your high school prom? The entire month of March you can film short 2-3 minute Project Green Prom video clips and upload them to YouTube here in show-n-tell style … [Read more...]