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The Secret Lives Of Teenagers Online: A Full Report From Business Insider

The Secret Lives Of Teenagers Online: A Full Report From Business Insider | children and design research | Scoop.it

It turns out today's teenagers hate talking on the phone. Only 4% of them consider talking on the phone their "favorite" way of talking to friends.

They prefer commenting publicly on each other's Facebook profiles, or even better: texting.

 

Even email and instant messages are passé for this crowd.



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iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 2: Preschoolers) | The Digital Media Diet

iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 2: Preschoolers) | The Digital Media Diet | children and design research | Scoop.it

Part 2: This list is of apps that are appropriate for kids aged three to five, although many are also quite enjoyable for children a bit younger and older than this range. We’ve selected the very best titles we’ve found for preschoolers in 2012. At the end of this ‘top 10 for preschoolers’ list, we have a special list of top FREE apps for safety awareness

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iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 1: Toddlers) | The Digital Media Diet

iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 1: Toddlers) | The Digital Media Diet | children and design research | Scoop.it

Children’s book apps have been around now for over two years and we have seen a lot of wonderful titles at Digital-Storytime.com over this time. What follows is the first of a four-part series, listing the best 50 iPad books for kids, broken down by age.

 

This first list is of apps that are appropriate for kids under the age of three, although many are also quite enjoyable for preschoolers and even early elementary school aged children. We’ve selected the very best titles we’ve found for the very young in 2012. We have not included any of the titles that made our list in 2011, so please also check out: iPad Best of the Best – 25 Essential Children’s Book Apps. At the end of this ‘top 10 for toddlers’ list, we have a special Top 5 for the best FREE apps for this age group. ♥


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Approaches to User Research When Designing for Children :: UXmatters

The primary focus has been on presenting some research methods that are useful when conducting user research with children—in both industry and academic settings—and guidelines on how to use them. I have discussed some of the differences that you must take into account when conducting user research with children—in contrast to more traditional user research with adults.

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Children’s Educational Technology: Partnerships, Products and Prototypes – Guest Post by Julie Brannon | The Digital Media Diet

Children’s Educational Technology: Partnerships, Products and Prototypes – Guest Post by Julie Brannon | The Digital Media Diet | children and design research | Scoop.it

People often disagree about which subjects schools should teach, but nearly everyone agrees that children must learn reading, writing and arithmetic. The United States invests considerable resources in making sure that students are learning these basic subjects, and yet schools still fall behind – especially schools with a higher percentage of lower income children.

 

In a 2010 report called Raising Readers: A Story of Success, published by PBS KIDS in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and funded by the United States Department of Education Ready to Learn grant (RTL), researchers report great success using digital media to teach children literacy skills. It also explains that during fourth grade (ages 9-10 years) schools begin to move from teaching children to “learn to read” to teaching children to “read to learn,” while focusing on additional subjects such as history and science. If children do not learn to read at grade level by this time, they are at a lifetime disadvantage. Researchers are finding that many children are not ready for fourth grade.

 

This lack of readiness has been called the “fourth grade reading slump.” (See Getting Over the Slump, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2008.) The Raising Readers report also states, “Fourth grade literacy rates are directly tied to high school dropout rates, which are the most cited predictors of crime, low income and reliance on social services.” The message is that students must learn these basic skills early and then they must be engaged and motivated to stay in school and continue learning. There is great hope that new programs, along with innovations in technology, can help with both ...


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Iene Miene Media: onderzoek mediagebruik door kleine kinderen

Iene Miene Media: onderzoek mediagebruik door kleine kinderen | children and design research | Scoop.it
Een op de drie gezinnen met jonge kinderen heeft een iPad of andere tablet-computer. Als er een iPad is huis is, wordt die relatief vaak gebruikt door de kinderen.

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Experiences Rule Products at the Sandbox

This year's Sandbox Summit, hosted by MIT on April 17th and 18th. While digital games and mobile devices are ubiquitous and offer at least as much potential as books or television, Sandbox Summit attendees appeared daunted by the challenges they face. The most provocative presentations hearkened back to the simplicity and creativity of playing in the sandbox-an environment without the developmental, production and policy complexities of kids' digital experiences.
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How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation

How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation | children and design research | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of 4- to 7-year-olds have used an iPhone or iPod

6% of 2- to 5-year-olds have their own smartphone

50% of 11 year olds have own cell phone

10% of households with children aged 6-12 have iPads (compared with only 3% of other households); 35% of these households with young children plan to buy some brand of tablet computer in the next year
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We, the Web Kids - Atlantic Mobile

We, the Web Kids - Atlantic Mobile | children and design research | Scoop.it
To us, the Web is a sort of shared external memory. We do not have to remember unnecessary details: dates, sums, formulas, clauses, street names, detailed definitions. It is enough for us to have an abstract, the essence that is needed to process the information and relate it to others.
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Good students Doodle in Class

Good students Doodle in Class | children and design research | Scoop.it
The researchers conclude that along with reading, speaking, and writing, drawing should actually be regarded as a key part of science education.
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Bringing Up a Young Reader on E-Books

Bringing Up a Young Reader on E-Books | children and design research | Scoop.it

It may take a generation to know for sure whether e-books are better for children than regular books.

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Android Tablets for Children, Including Apps

Android Tablets for Children, Including Apps | children and design research | Scoop.it

Some are age-specific, others can be customized and yet others will offer movies - by Warren Buckleitner

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[Dutch] Children on Hyves, Facebook en Twitter: new figures

[Dutch] Children on Hyves, Facebook en Twitter: new figures | children and design research | Scoop.it
Ongeveer de helft van de tieners tussen 14 en 18 jaar zit op Twitter. Bij de kinderen van 12 en 13 jaar is dat respectievelijk ongeveer 30 en 40%. Ook jonge kinderen twitteren al:  14% van de 11-jarigen en 3% van de 9- en 10-jarigen.
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Dit is leuk: Maily, zodat kleintjes (4+) zelf kunnen mailen... Handig!

De app is gratis, en zal dat ook blijven. Waarschijnlijk komen er straks in-app producten waarvoor betaald moet worden. Het maakt het mogelijk dat jonge kinderen kunnen mailen met mensen die jij zelf uitzoekt (papa en mama, opa en oma enz.). Hun foto's haal je op via Facebook.

 

Mail naar Justine Pardoen (en cc mij ook even...) http://nl.linkedin.com/in/justinepardoen


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Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book | children and design research | Scoop.it

Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-apps. 

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[Dutch] Succesvolle ict-toepassingen in het basisonderwijs. Wat werkt nu echt? - Kennisnet

[Dutch] Succesvolle ict-toepassingen in het basisonderwijs. Wat werkt nu echt? - Kennisnet | children and design research | Scoop.it

Elf experimenten geven een gevarieerd beeld van de mogelijkheden van ict in het basisonderwijs. Zo zijn leerlingen vaak enthousiast over nieuwe vormen van ict in het onderwijs. Toch bestaat ook soms de indruk dat juist zwakke leerlingen meer moeite met de toepassingen hebben en minder gemotiveerd zijn. Leerkrachten zien dat de concentratie en betrokkenheid van de leerlingen daarentegen toeneemt. Ook hebben ze de indruk dat er meer discussie, overleg en samenwerking tussen de leerlingen ontstaat. De ict-vaardigheden van de leerlingen nemen toe, bijvoorbeeld in de onderbouw. De experimenten lieten wisselende en weinig positieve effecten zien op de leerprestaties van de leerlingen, ook niet bij verlenging van de onderzoeken. Dit kwam niet altijd overeen met wat er door de leraren waargenomen werd en hoe het door de leerlingen werd ervaren.

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'Children need freedom to roam online' - Sydney Morning Herald

'Children need freedom to roam online' - Sydney Morning Herald | children and design research | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald'Children need freedom to roam online'Sydney Morning HeraldAre they doing something valuable with their avatars or profiles; is there something to be learned about the world by hanging out?
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Interactive screen time for kids: Do educational iPad apps teach toddlers anything?

Interactive screen time for kids: Do educational iPad apps teach toddlers anything? | children and design research | Scoop.it

No more plopping preschoolers in front of videos to “zone out.” With the emergence of touchscreen tablets and e-readers, screen time has become interactive—and thus less guilt-inducing for parents who need a short break. Every purposeful swipe of our children’s fingers seems to offer a reassuring signal that their minds are at work, contemplating what to do next.


Are interactive media really better, though? As Screen-Free Week carries on, and as electronic games for young children flood the market—72 percent of iTunes’ top-selling “education” apps are designed for preschoolers and elementary school children, according to a recent report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop—we need to find out.


Few studies looking specifically at tablets and touchscreen phones have been released yet. But research from Georgetown University, published in 2010, can give us a hint of whether interactive screen time has any potential for teaching children as young as 2½ years old. The short answer is yes, but the caveats are many ...


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Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC] | children and design research | Scoop.it
This infographic provides some perspective on just how immersed the modern teenager is in technology.
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iPads in the Classroom are Changing the Face of Education | Mac|Life

iPads in the Classroom are Changing the Face of Education | Mac|Life | children and design research | Scoop.it

In the study, half of the 16 kindergarten classrooms were randomly assigned iPads to use for nine weeks, and they showed increased improvement results over the non-iPad classrooms. The program used the same curriculum and learning targets, but each kindergartner was given an iPad with apps designed to promote letter and number identification, story sense, counting rhythm, and even socialization.

The study lasted for only nine weeks, but the results showed that the iPad can initiate positive change. “There’s a lot of momentum. People within the district would like to see the program continue,” says Michael Muir, the Auburn School District’s large-scale school change specialist. “I’m not sure we’re really surprised…We got into this because we had evidence that we thought it would work. It wasn’t scientific--it was anecdotal--but it was evidence.” The district is planning to expand the test program to first grade next year.

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Common Sense Media Learning Ratings Initiative for Digital Media

"As the digital world explodes, parents need help sorting the truly educational content from the content that's slapped with an 'educational' label by marketers. As the nation's leading nonpartisan authority on kids and media, Common Sense Media is uniquely positioned to provide this new level of guidance and expertise for parents, educators, and young people across the country."

 

Lees het persbericht: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/news/press-releases/common-sense-media-launches-learning-ratings-initiative-digital-media


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Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners – SchoolBook

Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners – SchoolBook | children and design research | Scoop.it
Twitter is like the ideal thing for 5-year-olds because it is so short,” she said. “It makes them think about their day and kind of summarize what they’ve done during the day; whereas a lot of times kids will go home and Mom and Dad will say, ‘What did you do today?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t know.’”
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iPad and Skills - Not Just A Cool Toy

iPad and Skills - Not Just A Cool Toy | children and design research | Scoop.it
Part Two of Cooney Center Fellow Sarah Vaala's day spent observing children with developmental disabilities and iPads. Part One focused on the affordances of the iPad. Part Two focuses on specific skills that are fostered through using an iPad. (via @remcopijpers)
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Concerns grow over children using tablet computers | The Raw Story

Concerns grow over children using tablet computers | The Raw Story | children and design research | Scoop.it

Annie Murphy Paul, author of “How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives,” said there’s no need to panic. “Your brain is changing all the time, each time you learn something new,” she said. But Paul said she strictly controls her own offspring’s access to such devices and remains concerned “about the value” for small children. For Buckleitner, it’s all a question of balance. Don’t let the iPad become an electronic babysitter. But it can be “a shelf of toys. It could be a lot things,” she said. “Trust your gut.”

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Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | children and design research | Scoop.it

The discussion on new technology and children is shifting from a focus on negative aspects to the recognition of the benefits. "The position statement provides important, timely, research-based guidance to professionals as they consider if, when and how to use technologies.” “We believe that when used appropriately, technology and interactive media have tremendous potential to nurture early learning and development,” added Rita Catalano, Executive Director for the Fred Rogers Center. “The position statement is intended to support all those who care for and about young children in making informed, child-centered decisions about these new tools.”

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