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Five Creative Apps Every Kid Should Try

Five Creative Apps Every Kid Should Try | eParenting | Scoop.it
Technology has a lot levelled at its robotic feet.
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LeapFrog's LeapPad Ultra Tablet Brings Apps and Safe Browsing to Kids

LeapFrog's LeapPad Ultra Tablet Brings Apps and Safe Browsing to Kids | eParenting | Scoop.it
The LeapPad Ultra tablet for children hits major retailers later this summer and features a kid-safe web browser and access to more than 800 apps and games.
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My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school

My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school | eParenting | Scoop.it

"Technology is changing the way teachers teach - which I think is a good thing - and iPads and apps are a major part of that."

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Am I wrong to ask my 13 year old son to give me his password before allowing him to use Facebook?

Am I wrong to ask my 13 year old son to give me his password before allowing him to use Facebook? | eParenting | Scoop.it
I've told him that he can sign up only if I know his password and if he befriends both me and my husband/his dad. Are we being unreasonable and over protective?
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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | eParenting | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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How could schools use technology to help parents feel more involved?

How could schools use technology to help parents feel more involved? | eParenting | Scoop.it
Answer: I wanted to create an online community including forums, blogs, calendar and groups for each class to communicate. I used the Ning platform …
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How should you manage your child’s social media?

How should you manage your child’s social media? | eParenting | Scoop.it
Answer: My beagle has a FB account. He is friends with my daughter. I also have a twitter account. Occasionally I check up on what s going on - …
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What should we know about Facebook Search?

What should we know about Facebook Search? | eParenting | Scoop.it
What's going to be handy? What should we be aware of? What impact will it have on teen's safety? Would love to hear all your different reactions!
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Webscape: parenting in a digital age

Webscape: parenting in a digital age | eParenting | Scoop.it

"Kate Russell reviews the best websites and apps.."

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Tech-curious parents can get some support at Quibly, a new social platform where you can talk to experts and other concerned parents about the risks and opportunities presented by technology.

 

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Does every family need a tech basket?

Does every family need a tech basket? | eParenting | Scoop.it
Answer: Yes. Yes we do need one. Well, I did. We ve always made the kids leave any devices downstairs at bedtime (and they stop using them before …
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Which are the best creative apps for kids?

Which are the best creative apps for kids? | eParenting | Scoop.it
We're aiming to put together a list of fantastically creative apps for children of all ages. Get suggesting!

And please tell us why you've suggested your app :) Answer: My daughter (4) likes Doodle Toy on Android and Doodle Buddy on iPhone/Pad.
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Are online schools the future of education?

Are online schools the future of education? | eParenting | Scoop.it
Answer: Want to combine the structure of a school curriculum and proper exam grades with the flexibility and freedom of [home …
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An app every child should download

An app every child should download | eParenting | Scoop.it
Smartphone or tablet app, any operating system, any age... very curious to hear your ideas!
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Rules you should lay down before handing over your child the first smartphone

Rules you should lay down before handing over your child the first smartphone | eParenting | Scoop.it

Answer: Rules you lay down. Some kids are really co operative others can be quite defiant. …

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A site like Pinterest for kids

A site like Pinterest for kids | eParenting | Scoop.it
An online acquaintance was asking if anyone knew of a site like Pinterest for children, ie. a virtual pin board or scrapbook but without the social media part.
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Gungroo Launches A Facebook App ‘Let Teens Be’ For Parents To Monitor Their Kids

Gungroo Launches A Facebook App ‘Let Teens Be’ For Parents To Monitor Their Kids | eParenting | Scoop.it
Today one of the worries for a parent is how can I monitor what my son or daughter is doing on social media. But then it is not always possible to keep a tab. Seeing this as an opportunity, Gungroo...
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Which technologies can help my daughter organise her homework?

Which technologies can help my daughter organise her homework? | eParenting | Scoop.it
My 11-year-old is at secondary school and has homework from at least two classes every evening, sometimes more. Some homework is for the next day, some for a week later, some part of a long-term project.
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Site like Pinterest for kids

Site like Pinterest for kids | eParenting | Scoop.it
An online acquaintance was asking if anyone knew of a site like Pinterest for children, ie. a virtual pin board or scrapbook but without the social media part.
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How can a politically-minded kid become an online campaigner?

How can a politically-minded kid become an online campaigner? | eParenting | Scoop.it
How and where to start? How easy/difficult is to meet like minded people and grow the campaign? Answer: I think there s two ways to campaign.
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Should we ask our children’s permission before posting about them on Facebook?

Should we ask our children’s permission before posting about them on Facebook? | eParenting | Scoop.it
Answer: Like many parents, I regularly post on Facebook about the funny things my kids say or do. They’re an endless source of comedy gold and …
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Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet | eParenting | Scoop.it

"The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it’s also extremely dangerous if you aren’t aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, but internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web without a go-to resource.

 

So Open Colleges have created a very detailed guide to staying safe of the Internet in the form of an interactive infographic."


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Great link John, thank you. Here is another website Quib.ly where experts and concerned parents are talking about the risks and opportunities presented by technology today.They cover topics such as how to stay safe online, eEducation, gamofocation and more. If you are interested you can watch them on BBC click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-22986583
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50 best apps for kids from 2013 that parents can trust

50 best apps for kids from 2013 that parents can trust | eParenting | Scoop.it
These iPhone, iPad and Android apps won't leave you with a big bill, but will provide stimulating education, creativity and entertainment for children. By Stuart Dredge

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Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine

Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl  Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine | eParenting | Scoop.it
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by Karl Kapp: So the statement “games don’t teach” is simply not supported by the evidence. The preponderance of evidence is that games can and do teach. Now does every game teach? No. Neither does every lecture or every online course.

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What can Lego robots teach kids?

What can Lego robots teach kids? | eParenting | Scoop.it
Answer: I ve been running Lego robotics laboratories from 2005 and found a huge increase in children critical thinking abilities, collaboration …
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