Katie Ash writes in this Education Week article about how to balance fun and learning using educational games. This is helpful information for approaching a teaching tool that is becoming an increasingly popular method for engaging students of all kinds in our classrooms.
Parents often ask how they can become more informed about what their children are doing online and how they can create a safe environment for them. The websites below provide some excellent resources for families.
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What did we used to do without Google if we wanted to know some kind of quick fact? You could say we had to actually do a little work to get that information, as compared to doing a quick Web search. But since we now know those facts are completely accessible in an instant, why bother with retention? That's the focus of this ESchool News article that talks about the "Google Effect", and how the transformation of our information access has also affected our memory.
"We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceiful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us - all of us - by being active consumers and participants." - Dan Gillmor
Regardless of whether you use parental monitoring tools, the most important child protection "software," is not the application running on the device or in the cloud, but the software running on that very adaptive computer between the child's ears.
In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to learn the technical how-to’s, as well as a more global comprehension of how to navigate the online world.
As soon as your children start tapping on the keyboard, that’s the time you should begin your online parenting. You'll be happy to know that parenting online isn’t much different than parenting your child when they aren’t in front of a keyboard.
Take 40 precocious fifth graders, a box full of iPhones, and a group of game designers and educators, stir, and release onto the busy streets of New York City. What may sound like chaos is actually Mobile Quest, a mobile game design camp in its third year.
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