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iPads in the K-2 Classroom | What can kids do with iPads? Let's find out.

iPads in the K-2 Classroom | What can kids do with iPads? Let's find out. | DaddaBase | Scoop.it

"Students love using the I-nigma app to read QR codes.  The activities included here play off that fun and excitement to provide engaging practice with writing skills.  Recording sheets are included with each activity."


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Lulu Farah's comment, May 8, 2013 1:24 PM
Great technology but few people can afford it.
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Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

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Some 45 percent of parents said they either had already purchased or planned to purchase a mobile device to support their children’s education, and 56 percent said they’d be willing to purchase a mobile device if their child’s school required it. About half of parents’ high school students carry smartphones to school, parents said.

By contrast, only 16 percent of schools had a policy that allowed students to use their own mobile devices in class, according to parents, while only 17 percent said their children were required to use a mobile device—owned either by the school or the student—as part of their education.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:29 PM

Some interesting statistics here

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Why do I not believe this? I'd want my kid to put the phone down and read his/her book!
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We're Doing a Lousy Job of Getting Poor Kids to College - TIME

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We're Doing a Lousy Job of Getting Poor Kids to College
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For low-income students in the United States, the college math is bleak: only one-third of kids from families at or below the poverty line attend college, and even fewer graduate.
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Kids and Summer Jobs: What to Know About Taxes - Fox Business

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Kids and Summer Jobs: What to Know About Taxes Fox Business Self-employment tax is computed at 15.3% of the profit, and kids can deduct any business expenses from the profit before paying the self-employment tax, so they should learn what expenses...
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Yes, You’ve Chased Your Kids off Facebook—Here’s Where They Went

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Has your Facebook feed become quieter lately? Once the hub of communication, it seems that the majority of people posting are Martha Stewart, your sister-in-law who wants you to play Bubble Witch Saga and your old high school friends that you haven't seen in years. Where are the kids, the ones who are supposed to set the trends for all of us in technology and style?

 

They're still there, but aren't talking. As a parent, you have no one to blame but yourself. Consider this exchange on Reddit, following news that Facebook was concerned it was losing younger users to alternate networks.

 

"It's never been the same since my mother and college professors friended me," poster ihcun wrote. And to that, fizzbar said, "That's why it's called Mombook now...."

 

The percentage of U.S. moms on Facebook has grown rapidly, from 50 percent in 2010 to 72 percent in 2012. In that same period, the average age of Facebook users climbed from 38 to 41. Kids have turned to other networks where they don't have to worry about old folks monitoring their exchanges. 

 

Where the kids are

 

It's easy to find your kids and friends on Facebook, but you may find it more difficult to do so on other networks because some of these sites don't require a real name to set up an account. However, once you find them, you can usually follow accounts without "friending."

 

Tumblr is the most popular social network for teens, outpacing Facebook 61 percent to 55 percent, according to RightMixMarketing. Tumblr began as a blogging platform, but has kept pace with teens' quick-to-post preferences, such as photos and quotes.

 

To find people on Tumblr, go to Tumblr's look-up page where your Facebook and Gmail contacts will be searched for Tumblr account matches. Choose who you would like to follow from the list.

 

Twitter, the reigning champ of the short-form post, has attracted a significant teen user base — about 22 percent of all teens express their thoughts in 140-character tweets. [See also: Sweet Compliments Spread on Twitter ]

 

To find people on Twitter, use the search box and type in the person's name. Twitter finds matches based on the name used when the account was created, which means you can find people who use a pseudonym on Twitter if they registered with their real name.

 

Instagram boasts about the same percentage of teen users as Twitter. Here's where ex-Facebook photos have found a home — more than 40 million photos are posted every day, according to Instagram.

 

There are two ways to find people on Instagram . You can search individually by using Instagram's Discover tab or you can find Facebook friends who have Instagram accounts by using the "Find Friends" feature under your profile options (tap the gear icon).

 

Snapchat, a picture-messaging app for iPhone and Android, is used almost exclusively by kids. Accounts can be set so that only those the user has accepted as a friend (similar to Facebook) can send an instant message. Or it can be public, which means anyone can send a message — if they know the user's name.

 

You can ask Snapchat to search your phone's address book for numbers that match Snapchat accounts. You can choose to add these people to your Snapchat contacts and then send messages. However, Snapchat is not Facebook — there are few adults here, so you're better off sending a regular text. [See also: 15-Year-Old Girl Explains Snapchat ]

 

Reddit is a social news site filled with categories that are appealing to teens, such as gaming, advice animals (yes, advice from all kinds of critters shown as memes), pics (photos) and funny, which also includes a lot of photos.

 

Reddit  does not require any personal information at sign-up, and most users choose a pseudonym. (That's why there are no numbers for Reddit users.) The only way you're likely to find someone you know on Reddit is by asking friends for screen names.

 

 

Follow Leslie Meredith @lesliemeredith. Follow us @TechNewsDaily, on Facebook or on Google+.

 

 

 

 Source: http://www.technewsdaily.com/17973-where-kids-went-after-facebook.html

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The 5 Worst Things Good Parents Have to Say to Their Kids ...

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Until you have kids of your own, it's hard to comprehend exactly how much of our empathy and respect for fellow humans is taught and not inherited.
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Should parents be forced to vaccinate their kids?

By the age of two, children in America receive an average of 26 vaccinations, and most parents agree that this is a vital step in keeping their kids healthy....

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