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New App Chatty Kidz Combines Cutting Edge Interaction with Real-Time Collaboration to Engage Children

New App Chatty Kidz Combines Cutting Edge Interaction with Real-Time Collaboration to Engage Children | edutech | Scoop.it
App developers like Chatty Kidz are turning their atten…
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We have a post in The EdTech Times http://bit.ly/13CVug4 YEAH - yet another post talking about us & our Kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/11ZDrJo ;

 

Now where are the 1,000's of visitors to our website??  Come on people!!

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Two English teachers start Incited, a new crowdfunding site for the education ... - OregonLive.com

Two English teachers start Incited, a new crowdfunding site for the education ... - OregonLive.com | edutech | Scoop.it
Two English teachers start Incited, a new crowdfunding site for the education ...
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Crowdfunding has become so trendy that it seems as though a new site opens every week -- and often by people with a lot of passion but little experience.
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The crowdfunding market is gearing up to service specific verticals, maybe Chatty Kidz will look at trying these new platforms for future crowdfunding campaigns.

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Reclaiming family time over homework gets A+

Reclaiming family time over homework gets A+ | edutech | Scoop.it
More parents put life skills over bookwork, write Phillip Ly, Nicky Phillips, Amy McNeilage.
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We struggle with homework in our household, it is hard to get my boys motivated to actually want to do it.    I have to invest a lot of time into inventing fun elements to enhance the homework experience for them.

 

If it is fun - they will do their homework, enjoy it & learn ...

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Keeping boys reading

Keeping boys reading | edutech | Scoop.it
How do we prevent boys from giving up on reading as they age? Stephanie Brown shares her tips on how to nurture your sons love of reading into adulthood.
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A good article advising parents how to help encourage their boys to read more, apparently they read less than girls.

 

"Shared reading as a family has the potential to be a powerful experience"


So we are heading in the right direction with Chatty Kidz

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | edutech | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love this image - technology is a tool we can either use badly or effectively; its not the 1 answer we should expect to work without any effort!

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Tricia Dwyer-Kuntz's comment, July 10, 2013 7:57 AM
Excellent!
Tony Hall's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:30 PM

Yes! Yes! Yes! A thousand times, yes!

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on TED.com

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
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An amazing presentation, now I need to try out these ideas on my own kids - can they really teach themselves?

 

I love the cloud of grannies, I want this for Chatty Kidz ....

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10 big ideas from eduTECH...

10 big ideas from eduTECH... | edutech | Scoop.it
Billed as the biggest educational technology conference in Australia, I note with interest as I sum up the big ideas from EduTECH, that they are not about the technology. These were some of the mes...
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A simple but thought proviking blog post.

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