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British Museum in Minecraft

The rumors were true: Microsoft purchased Minecraft, and Markus "Notch" Persson the creator of Minecraft is leaving the company. What will it mean to the millions of Minecraft fans who throughout the past few years have developed a religious-like attachment to their beloved game? Sabrina is one of those players who sent an open letter

What if Microsoft buys Mojang?

Wall Street Journal recently reported  that "Microsoft Corp. is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular Minecraft videogame." If this is true and is going to happen then what would be its implications for Minecraft fans. Would Microsoft make it a better game by utilizing its unlimited resources, or

Educational Benefits of Summer Camps

There is compelling body of research that supports the educational benefits of summer camps. Stephen Fine in his 2005 PhD thesis examined residential summer camp as a unique learning environment. "Camps are a special place to learn. Kids who find it difficult to learn in another setting will often succeed at camp," Fine says. "Camp

Parents' Testimonial

When choosing a camp program for your child, nothing could replace advice from friends and family who have had experience with the programs you are looking at. To make your job easier we asked one of the parents of our March Break Robotics Camp to talk about her experience at Genius Owl Robotics Camp:

Parents’ Testimonial

When choosing a camp program for your child, nothing could replace advice from friends and family who have had experience with the programs you are looking at. To make your job easier we asked one of the parents of our March Break Robotics Camp to talk about her experience at Genius Owl Robotics Camp:

Tips to Help Families Pay for Camp

Attending a summer camps is an excellent opportunity for our children to learn new skills, socialise with other children and follow their natural path of development. Here at Genius Owl we have planned for you a variety of summer camp programs: from Minecraft Day Camp to Robotics Ranger Camp. Even though our camp fees are

Preparing for Summer Camps

Summer is approaching fast (at least on paper, if we are not seeing it weather-wise!) and parents are scrambling to find the best camp program for their children. Here at Genius Owl we have planned the best summer camp experience for your little ones: robotics program, mobile app programming, game programming, digital media, and last

"Tech Safari" on LivingSocial

We recently ran a promotion through Living Social to introduce parents to programs offered at Genius Owl. This special program is called "Tech Safari" and during the three hours of this program, children are exposed to the basic concepts of programming, robotics, animation, and mobile app development. The program content is 100% hands-on learning on

“Tech Safari” on LivingSocial

We recently ran a promotion through Living Social to introduce parents to programs offered at Genius Owl. This special program is called "Tech Safari" and during the three hours of this program, children are exposed to the basic concepts of programming, robotics, animation, and mobile app development. The program content is 100% hands-on learning on

In Praise of Diversity

Richmond Hill is one of the top five most diverse communities in Canada. We celebrate this diversity, because it enriches our community and our culture. Some talented souls living in our community celebrate this diversity in their own special way: Josephine Vaccaro-Chang has the gift of writing for children and illustrating their books. She is

Genius Owl Camps Listed on camps.ca

It's great news: we've got listed on camps.ca and ourkids.net directories. This will give a huge amount of exposure to our programs, and will make it much easier for parents to find the camp programs that they are looking for their children. To celebrate this and share the joy with you, we are offering you

Digital Learning in Schools

There's a new report out by People for Education advocacy group called Digital Learning in Schools. There are a number of interesting points, and facts raised in the report. For example, according to the report 96% of students have access to Internet connected computers in classrooms, while that number for a computer lab drops to