Merge Cube Support for Windows 10 Enhances AR Learning

LONDON, January 23, 2019 – Merge announces Windows 10 support for its award-winning Merge Cube. Schools using Microsoft Surface devices can now use the Merge Cube to enable students to hold virtual objects, such as the solar system, human brain and dinosaur fossils, to support active learning in the classroom, library, lab and Makerspace. Merge … continue reading

Merge Cube Support for Windows 10 Enhances AR Learning

LONDON, January 23, 2019 – Merge announces Windows 10 support for its award-winning Merge Cube. Schools using Microsoft Surface devices can now use the Merge Cube to enable students to hold virtual objects, such as the solar system, human brain and dinosaur fossils, to support active learning in the classroom, library, lab and Makerspace. Merge is … continue reading

Kids as young as three can learn coding with Cubetto at Chilliwack Library

Cubetto is a hands-on, screen-free, computer programming toy geared for children ages three and up Seven-year-old Thalea Paquette places a handful of plastic blocks into slots on a computer control panel, one by one, in a line. Then she presses ‘start.’ She watches as a small, smiling, wooden robot moves forward about six inches and … continue reading

Is factoring in the arts crucial to a great career in STEM?

The 2020 World Economic Forum predicts that the highest growth careers over the next two years will be in STEM but there’s a caveat: they say “soft skills” often associated with the arts will form a crucial element of success in these roles. Those who believe that the arts should form part of STEM argue … continue reading

Don’t Get Stuck with a Fakey Fakey!

It has recently come to our attention that counterfeit Makey Makey kits are cropping up for sale even from what might appear to be “real” online storefronts. (Here at JoyLabz, we call them Fakey Fakeys.) These aren’t just boards with features similar to a genuine Makey Makey; they are fakes pretending to be Makey Makeys. … continue reading

Press Release: iWorld Australia inks ANZ distribution agreement with ELENCO

Our mission is to provide quality, innovative toys and educational products that are fun, affordable, engaging, and designed to instill a passion for learning and creating. We’re committed to inspiring imagination, invention, and exploration. We believe the best way to learn is by doing. We didn’t start out in the toy business, but we’ve always … continue reading

Press Release: iWorld Australia inks ANZ distribution agreement with 3Doodler

The 3Doodler Story The story of 3Doodler started out with a good dose of imagination, endless hours of engineering, and a sprinkling of luck and good timing. From a handmade prototype in a Massachusetts maker space, to one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time, 3Doodler is now the best-selling 3D printing product … continue reading

Press Release

Teen siblings Ayana and Ethan Klein created 3Dux/design with a mission to bring human experience and design thinking into conventional STEM education. The architectural modeling sets integrate geometry and engineering concepts with art, design and open-ended creative play. Composed of a variety of 3D printed connectors and paintable geometric shapes, children are encouraged to imagine, … continue reading

Coming Soon to iWorld – Smartivity

Pioneers of Augmented Reality activities for children and designers of the most unique, cool and world-class S.T.E.M. learning based educational D.I.Y. Toys for children between 3 to 14 years of age, Smartivity Labs is driven by the mission to make learning “smarter” for children. Smartivity designs toys, engagement activities and playful learning tools that serve … continue reading

Kano’s first Star Wars coding kit lets programming Padawans use the force

Blair Altland – Sep. 30th 2019 @blairaltland Back in January, we first got word of Kano and Disney’s partnership to bring a coding kit from a galaxy far, far away to market sometime in 2019. Now today we are getting an official look at what the two companies have in store for us. Available later … continue reading