Formal learning is what takes place in schools; informal learning is what takes place the rest of the time. Teachers are in charge of formal learning; parents watch over informal learning. When you hear the concept of informal learning, you...
Learning can happen anytime, anywhere, with those around us serving as invaluable sources of inspiration, experience, and knowledge. In many respects, the world is our teacher, but we must be aware of how to tap into the educational opportunities it can offer. Both social and informal learning models are rooted in this ideology.
I was recently on a plane, sitting next to two young kids. They looked to be about three and six years old. Soon after we all got settled into our seats, their mom handed each of them a tablet. The kids plugged in their headphones and were mesmerized for much of the nearly two-hour plane [...]
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.
Small in size, but BIG on fun, these games and apps make great travel companions. Spin’n a Row Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Reeve + Jones Group LLC Price: $11.95 Tic-tac-toe with a twist. Players rotate the balls to make three in a row. My Gnome on the Roam Adventure Kit Ages: [...]
Jesse Schell is, perhaps, the top educational game designer in the business right now. A few months ago I asked him what his favorite educational game was. After a brief pause, he replied, “DragonBox Algebra.”
Developed by Norwegian startup, WeWantToKnow, this game has received high prai
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.
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