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ICDL - International Children's Digital Library

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International Children's Digital Library
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I've yet to take a good look at this site but am excited by the idea of a well curated set of books for kids in foreign languges.

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Games in Education: how the digital natives learn

Games in Education: how the digital natives learn | Educating the iGeneration | Scoop.it

João Mattar

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Though a few years old in a fast moving area there are still some useful insights and links in this article.

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How an Educational App is Improving Childhood Education Infographic

How an Educational App is Improving Childhood Education Infographic | Educating the iGeneration | Scoop.it
As mobile devices march toward ubiquity, they are finding their way into the hands of our earliest learners. Parents and educators ask question about the
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While the data in this excellent infographic is now 18+ months out of date it still tells the compelling story of technologies role in changing how children learn.  And as the ubiquity of tablets and quality of apps grows the change will get ever more pronounced meaning the digital natives of the iGeneration will soon be telling the rest of us how to best use the technology.

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Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Teaching the iGeneration

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Teaching the iGeneration | Educating the iGeneration | Scoop.it

"Our children and youth are immersed in technologies that give them opportunities no previous generation has enjoyed. How will schools respond?"

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Despite being almost three years old the intro to this article could have been written today which is interesting as one might have expected a more visible change over that time period.

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3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids

3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids | Educating the iGeneration | Scoop.it

"So where does that leave parents?...Here are some guidelines for how parents might engage their kids around video games, apps, and digital media."

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Jordan's point about "Play with you kids" is key as done properly it is a real chance to increasing bonding between parents and child and will often allow the child to get more out of the session.  Therefore embrace the opportunity rather than trying to avoid it.

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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | Educating the iGeneration | Scoop.it
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There are strong arguments for more time spent playing before formal education starts.  At Ahead of the World we identify some of the apps and sites which bridge the gap, giving parents the option of learning and play for the digital natives of the iGeneration.

 

http://aheadoftheworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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