• New Websites and New Videos!

    When people ask, “So what do you guys do?”, it’s always nice to have a clear and concise description. To that end, we’ve officially launched our Enable Education website, which gives a big picture view of our process and capabilities. Check out our intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbLfZMloKxk

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  • Sophia and Phil Visit TVO

    What’s better than getting to write books about philosophy and robots for kids? Getting to go places and share them with lots of people. This Tuesday, I visited the TVOParents studio and was part of a panel discussion about children’s non-fiction. Along with two distinguished co-panelists and Cheryl Jackson, our charming host, I shared favourites…

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  • New Virtual Additions

    Happy New Year!  After a brief, but much-needed respite, the Enable team is back in the office, and already showing 2012 who’s boss. We’re also dancing in our chairs over our three new apps!  For the iPhone, we have an FRC game manual, and for the iPad, we have ThinkAboutIt3 (Environmental Philosophy for children), ThinkAboutIt4…

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  • Reflections on CEC

    Two of us spent Friday and Saturday at the Ontario Conference for Exceptional Children, and met some extraordinary teachers, parents and students.  Conferences and trade shows are always great for making new connections, but they also serve to inspire and reinforce that what we’re doing is important. A point of focus in this organization is…

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  • Phil Has Arrived!

    Phil Has Arrived!

    Check out the new addition to our publishing repertoire!  “According To Phil: A Young Thinker’s Guide to Robots” is now available at www.kidsthinkaboutit.com. Packed with fascinating facts, high-tech history and awesome activity pages, this book invites readers aged 7-10 to jump into the wonderful world of robots!  It’s also great for grown-ups who’ve also been…

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  • Big Thoughts In The Big Apple

    I’ve just spent two days at the first ever PLATO Institute at Columbia University, and am newly-inspired.  The conference was composed of educators and thinkers from Canada, the United States, Finland, Turkey, Chile, Germany and beyond, all of whom were committed to bringing philosophy to pre-college classrooms. I heard stories of how a little deep…

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  • Tetrix Meets "Steel"

    Participants in this week’s FIRST World Championships in St. Louis can stop by the National Instruments booth in the FRC pits for some fun and games. Our very own Project S.T.E.E.L. (Superior TETRIX Engineering Enabled by LabVIEW) will be making its debut! Here’s how it works: The object of the game is to drive the…

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  • Introducing Phil R. Bot

    Introducing Phil R. Bot

    “According to Phil: A Young Thinker’s Guide to Robots” is in production and due out later this year. The book features an endearing mechanical narrator who takes budding engineers and their parents through the history, uses, and inner workings of our automated friends. Many thanks to Mark Hughes, our resident artist, for making Phil so…

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