Goods for Teens

Kids participating with the West Dallas baseball camp

Dodger Clayton Kershaw gives back to kids in West Dallas

Goods for Teens, Profile, Sports, Uncategorized February 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

Last Month, Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw signed a $215 million dollar contract to become the highest paid pitcher in Major League Baseball history. A product of Highland Park High School, Kershaw has amassed quite a resume during his first six seasons in the league. Debuting on the mound atRead More

Video Games in the Classroom

Video Games in the Classroom

Goods for Teens, Homeschool, Technology February 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

Soon after video games made the leap from the arcade to the personal computer, educational video games were introduced in schools. 1985 saw the release of Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego – the former designed to teach children about American history, the latter made toRead More

From Left - Tutor Jaime Martinez and GAQNA Manager James Mazzo

Online tutors blast off from Houston

GA News & Events, Goods for Teens February 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Houston tutors have an answer to your student’s problems: online homework help service blasts off from Texas. It’s a too common occurrence when a teenage child comes home and asks for help with his Algebra II homework. Unsurprisingly, not many adults remember how to translate a parabola. It’s of noRead More

Memrise launches new Cat Academy app

Memrise launches new Cat Academy app

Goods for Teens, Profile November 20, 2013 at 1:30 am

Today is launching a new application called Cat Academy in an effort to attract more users. Ed Cooke, co-founder of Memrise, called it “a hypnotically relaxing learning experience.” He went on to declare it, “One of the great contributions in Western education,” tongue-in-cheek. But the point is clear: MemriseRead More

2014 Mazda3

Best cars for teenage drivers: Self-stopping vehicles

Goods for Teens October 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

“Faster, faster!” yelled my backseat, male, teenage companion.  It was a somewhat cold and rainy day as my sixteen-year-old self and two friends drove through my high school’s campus but my eagerness to impress my friends did not combine well with the slick, windy road.  The car’s stability control wasn’tRead More

Teens and Smartphone Social Apps

Teens and Smartphone Social Apps

Goods for Teens October 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

After teaching a Geometry class for socially “plugged-in” ninth graders this summer and spending a few weekends with my smart-phone-using teenage brother, all I can think about is, “Which apps are they using?” and “Do they use their phones this much in school?” A survey conducted by The Pew ResearchRead More

Why Are Students Still Required to Buy Graphing Calculators?

Why Are Students Still Required to Buy Graphing Calculators?

Goods for Teens June 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

In observing April Fool’s Day, AOL’s gadget blog “Engadget” has posted a raft of reviews for technology from yesteryear.  One such review is of the venerable graphing calculator TI-83 Plus.  The reviewer writes that even ten years after its introduction in 2002, the calculator still functions great but still costsRead More