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Children told me they cannot read for a long time from a book although their reading skills are ok. Yes, a book does not move very much doesn't it? It's not like when your computer is doing an update and you can see this small circle turning and turning, then if you notice, there are dots that appeared 1,2,3....even on an update these is something moving. People's minds are never left in quietness.

 

Kids even some grownups cannot tolerate immobility for just a few minutes. Their brain is overstimulated by everything, noise, music, IToys, SmartPhones and on and on and on. I am not telling you anything new there.

 

And it is not going to go backward. So one of the best way to keep people at least with one foot on the ground is that everybody should have access to a nature walk and contact 3 times a week at least to compensate the electronic flood.

 

This week, I read a story to children about a boy who had the dream of using the hollow trunk of a Boabab to make a house for himself; I asked children, do you think there would be a TV in his home..."no"  Do you think there would be computer? "no" the picture of the book enabled the children to see the tree with many animals around....So I finally asked would there be love, and the all said: "yes'.

 

The story does not stop there:

 

It might as well be kids and YouTube. Let's face it Itoys are there to stay, that implies Iknowledge. A bit frightening, not the knowledge but the knowledge without the freedom of heart.If you can learn how to make a bomb but your heart is free from hate, there is no problem.  Education has to be reshaped, it does not meet the needs and it does not produce very "kind human beings" at the end of the line...

 

In Asia where I live, 3 months ago there were a group of university students who had nothing reall record breaking to show on YouTube, so they showed their underwwears...and this is sad, sad because grownups are not better, are not mindful and kids get toxic knowledge from them at a very young age, before they are strong enough to decide if this is good or not.

 

IToys and YouTube are a goldmines of information and communication but................

 

.......... if the content is digital, the container should be mindful!

 

Thank you for reading

 

Kamon

 

 

 

 

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iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Reading

iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Reading | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it

"It's hard to contain my excitement and enthusiasm when it comes to Guided Reading and having a 1:1 classroom. Mastery of district curriculum and essential objectives is what it is all about. I now have unlimited opportunities for students in my classroom.  Our guided reading block is every afternoon for an hour.  Differentiation of instruction, individualized and small group instruction, and student engagement happens at its best on a daily basis! I feel I am meeting all students' instructional needs each day."


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Includes information about incorporating iPads into a Daily5 Routine.

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iPads open doors for students in poor school districts

iPads open doors for students in poor school districts | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it

"COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. -- For Alicia Silva, a single mother with three kids and three jobs, an iPad is out of reach.

 

Silva works as a part-time art teacher, seamstress and home-care provider, and like many hard-working parents, can't afford a tablet computer.

 

Sometime in the next few weeks, though, the Coachella Valley Unified School District will take care of that. It will issue an iPad to each of Silva's three children as part of a program that will provide them to all 19,000 students in the district, one of the state's poorest."


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There are lots of PLUS POINTS in technology, If we use it for kindness and compassion purposes...:-)

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harish magan's comment, September 18, 2013 3:57 AM
know that Child's mind is delicate and it would be difficult for him to make a difference in what is required by his/her potential.
harish magan's comment, September 18, 2013 4:02 AM
It is very good to note that School administration is taking care of the needs of poor people by distributing it free. I think moren more corporate should come forward and help in eradicating this social difference between rich and poor.More technical advance in early stage will produce quality students who would be self sustaining and would discover many innovations which will change the future.
Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:56 AM

I find it very interesting that Coachella Valley Unified has found the resources to provide all children in the school with iPads. Although it is a good idea, as in this ever increasing technology dependent world it becomes essential for children to have access to the internet. With these iPads children can save a lot of money on text books and trips to do research in the libraries. This is especially helpful as a lot of the district is very poor as farming and similar jobs are in the majority(90 %). I do however feel that preschool children to not have a need for iPads and they are more likely to break them or lose them. The funding of iPads to preschool children could be put to better use. This story is engaging as it starts from the perspective of one family to get you interested and then widens into the whole school.

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App #48: Silent Light [Promo Codes Available!]

App #48: Silent Light [Promo Codes Available!] | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it
It is safe to say that most teachers have struggled with classroom management at one point or another in their careers. As we gain teaching experience, our management ideally should become better o...

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Been waiting for something like this for a long time, its ancestor was a contraption with a sound sensor and three lights this is much cheaper and we can all download it. Bravo!

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:05 AM

This looks like a simple little tool for keeping the volume level down when appropriate to do so. If you aren't chosen for the promo code giveaway, it can be bought for just under $4.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:05 AM

Interesting!

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Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children - EurekAlert (press release)

Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children EurekAlert (press release) Mindfulness – a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel – could reduce symptoms of...
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Spreading the word....☺

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Kids Use Coding Skills to Hack Online Games

Kids Use Coding Skills to Hack Online Games | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it
Children as young as 11 are using coding skills to hack accounts on social media and gaming sites, a report says.

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Isn't it time that we hire mindful people as teachers? That we rely more on computer programmes for the academic part? That these mindful teachers will at last have quality interactions with our children. Teachers are  not needed anymore for climate change lessons; computer programmes can do that, they are badly needed though for raising the children level of counciousness and kindness. Kamon 

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#Gamification #ChaoticNeutral

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We beat the past; they did not worship the shovel or the wheel but we worship the gadget!

We beat the past; they did not worship the shovel or the wheel but we worship the gadget! | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it

'Kids and Apps' is not only for mums worried about their kids.

It's about the kind of world we're building.

Yes, I agree, techno is great!

But the world cannot survive just by being technologically intelligent.

Kindness has to be there.

Healthy emotional intelligence too!

 

We're in a dangerous phase with people much more knowledgeable than before but at the same time much less compassionate.

A selfish caveman with a stone axe couldn't have done extensive damage but a knowledgeable person who is angry and with bad intentions certainly can do so.

If the intention of kindness isn't there then it's a frightening scenario.

We're cleverer but not better than the caveman.

We're still violent at heart and hurt others in the world.

Sometimes we know what we're doing and sometimes we don't.

 

There are ways to start thinking about what to do.

There are many small, easy steps we can all take to greatly improve the level of compassion in the world in which we live.

There are people who have a good heart 24/7.

They don'y just act good for five minutes.

These scattered people will need to be re-grouped at some point so they can produce ideas and ways to shape the future.

Shape not just a better future but a future where kindness is a word used every day by everybody.

 

What do I do if I really want an iToy or any other material object of happiness that my family may not be able to afford?

I might be able to get what I want after fits of anger, threats or by using self-pitying means.

When I finally get what I want, am I happy?

Are the people near to my heart happy?

Does my happiness bring suffering to others?

 

There are people selling their own body parts for a Smartphone!

If this isn't worshipping material things then I don't know what is!

Twenty years from now these IT toys will be obsolete.

We must stop worshipping these gadgets now!

This is one of many small steps we can all take regardless of gender, religion, wealth or age.

 

It's time to increase the level of consciousness so we can guide our societies towards becoming healthier societies.

Mums would not be worried if their children had both techno awareness and goodness.

The worrying part comes from the lack of kindness in human evolution.

It's time for us to develop kindness both within ourselves and for others.

Mums are worried - and they aren't wrong.

They want their kids to be IT savvy - and kind as well.

The size of one's world is the size of one's heart.

Thank you for reading.

Kamon, 2012.

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We beat the past; they did not worship the shovel or the wheel but we worship the gadget!

We beat the past; they did not worship the shovel or the wheel but we worship the gadget! | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it

'Kids and Apps' is not only for mums worried about their kids.

It's about the kind of world we're building.

Yes, I agree, techno is great!

But the world cannot survive just by being technologically intelligent.

Kindness has to be there.

Healthy emotional intelligence too!

 

We're in a dangerous phase with people much more knowledgeable than before but at the same time much less compassionate.

A selfish caveman with a stone axe couldn't have done extensive damage but a knowledgeable person who is angry and with bad intentions certainly can do so.

If the intention of kindness isn't there then it's a frightening scenario.

We're cleverer but not better than the caveman.

We're still violent at heart and hurt others in the world.

Sometimes we know what we're doing and sometimes we don't.

 

There are ways to start thinking about what to do.

There are many small, easy steps we can all take to greatly improve the level of compassion in the world in which we live.

There are people who have a good heart 24/7.

They don'y just act good for five minutes.

These scattered people will need to be re-grouped at some point so they can produce ideas and ways to shape the future.

Shape not just a better future but a future where kindness is a word used every day by everybody.

 

What do I do if I really want an iToy or any other material object of happiness that my family may not be able to afford?

I might be able to get what I want after fits of anger, threats or by using self-pitying means.

When I finally get what I want, am I happy?

Are the people near to my heart happy?

Does my happiness bring suffering to others?

 

There are people selling their own body parts for a Smartphone!

If this isn't worshipping material things then I don't know what is!

Twenty years from now these IT toys will be obsolete.

We must stop worshipping these gadgets now!

This is one of many small steps we can all take regardless of gender, religion, wealth or age.

 

It's time to increase the level of consciousness so we can guide our societies towards becoming healthier societies.

Mums would not be worried if their children had both techno awareness and goodness.

The worrying part comes from the lack of kindness in human evolution.

It's time for us to develop kindness both within ourselves and for others.

Mums are worried - and they aren't wrong.

They want their kids to be IT savvy - and kind as well.

The size of one's world is the size of one's heart.

Thank you for reading.

Kamon, 2012.

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Kids and IPad...get use to it!

"Playtoon is a funny character. She is a bit like us she loves the AntPod. She cannot get enough of it. Fun has no limit and Playtoon forgets her duty. What used to be means of communications are being turned into toys. The only difference is that they are really cool, and can make you skip a meal, a friend, or homework. Electronics toys are there to stay; we just have to learn to be mindful of what we are doing. They are toys; have fun with them, but keep your mind open to life too."

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Playtoon and the AntPod: Amazon.co.uk: Kamon, Joey Krit: Books

Playtoon and the AntPod

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Price: £21.95

Playtoon and the AntPod: Amazon.co.uk: Kamon, Joey Krit: Books...

Playtoon is a funny character. She is a bit like us she loves the AntPod. She
cannot get enough of it. Fun has no limit and Playtoon forgets her duty. What
used to be means of communications are being turned into toys. The only
difference is that they are really cool, and can make you skip a meal, a friend,
or homework. Electronics toys are there to stay; we just have to learn to be
mindful of what we are doing. They are toys; have fun with them, but keep your
mind open to life too.

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Free copy of Invent to Learn for educators

Free copy of Invent to Learn for educators | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it

"For a limited time, the Kindle (e-book) version of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom http://amzn.to/1529LDo ; is FREE!

Read the book leading technology journalist Larry Magid called "the bible of the Maker Movement in schools".

From Wednesday, September 18 through Friday, September 20, 2013 the Kindle version of Invent to Learn will be free. (Start and end times are approximately midnight Pacific time.)

Don't delay, don't miss out! Three days only!"


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BE QUICK...the ebook version is FREE for 3 days only...:-) Kamon (Diane)

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Diane Therrien's comment, September 21, 2013 6:43 AM
Thank you John for starting the communication on this one...:-)
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Thank you John for starting the communication on this one...:-)
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Playtoon and a Crap SMS

Where technology, mindfulness, cyber bullying and kids come together :-)
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Playtoon and the Crap SMS

   When I wrote this book I intended it to be a funny book. Yes, it is a serious subject: cyber bullying, but if children were taught at a very young age the difference between what we think and what is reality, there would be less bullying and kids would know how to manage situations like this.

   This is where mindfulness comes in pair with technology. To easily explain it, take it as if each one of us is a broadcasting station. I am a station that broadcasts what I believe in and so you are. As we broadcast different beliefs all the time and at the same time, it makes it very difficult for one person to deeply understand other people’s broadcastings.

   And what I broadcast it nothing more than what I believe in; a thought, it is not the reality, I broadcast my thoughts and so you do. I f we understand that, if children were taught that at a very young age. There would be two great consequences that would change the world.

1…People (kids and grownups) would stop pushing for their broadcasting station to be the reality of others.

2…People (kids and grownups) would know what to do if others still believe that they have a universal broadcasting station.

   Enjoy the Book Trailer of Playtoon and the Crap SMS, the book is available @Amazon.com as an eBook. J Kamon

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Printable iPad licence and rules for students - EdGalaxy.com

Printable iPad licence and rules for students - EdGalaxy.com | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it
Encourage your students to use your classroom iPads in a respectful and mature manner by printing out these posters and templates.

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First Grader Becomes Youngest Person to Ever Develop a Mobile Game

First Grader Becomes Youngest Person to Ever Develop a Mobile Game | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it
Remember the name Zora Ball. At seven years old, she's the youngest person to ever create a mobile game app.

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Digital friends are better!

Easier to deal with and "deletable"

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       We see that more and more often: a family sitting at a table and the kids, dad and mum all have their own smartphones. While they are physically sitting together, they are with other people via smartphones.

 

       Funnier than this one and even more relevant to what is happening in our world is the following: People go out together, teens or adults, all the same, and although they chose by their own will to go out with their friends, they still are somewhere else and with somebody else via their smartphones. People are less and less with others physically near them. Digital friends and digital family are taking over.

 

       There might have other reasons for this new behavior, but tell me if what I will try to explain makes sense to you?

 

       We are in a world of collaboration, we interact with others much more than before. Yet, these mobile devices are giving us more moments of privacy. I am not joking, if you have to use a public toilet in a mall, get ready to wait, people are sitting in there texting, looking, downloading, they do everything except what they did come to do in the first place...

 

       But to come back to my main idea. Digital friends do not breech you own space. Digital friends are kept at bay and they criticize less that people next to you. Digital friends are cute and you are cute to them because we see just a part of each other; you don't see their flaws and they don't see yours, fair enough! And, I nearly forgot, you can delete them so you do not have to use patience nd tolerance.

 

        I might have a hard time with my mum if I am next to her, but when we both use the APP Draw Something to communicate and keep in touch, we can get along very well, a much more pleasant communication, although it is not deep communication; we both avoid unpleasant moments.

 

       I am not giving answer, I am just opening the door for you to see without being judgmental, where we are going and more, what are we becoming? 

 

 

                                                              Thanks for reading! Kamon (Diane)

 

 

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The Social Sickness

The Social Sickness | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it
Do you check to see how many likes your Instagram photo has every 5 minutes? Do you remove vowels from words in your Tweets?

Do you receive an audible alert on your phone anytime anything happens?

Do you remove vowels from words in your Tweets?

Do you use social media terms as verbs?

Do You check your Klout score, um, ever?

Do You freak out when Twitter goes down?

Your answers will determine whether or not you have an unhealthy relationship with social media.

 

This Infographic by Marketo is based on the post "10 Signs You May Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Social Media" by Rohit Bhargava. http://bit.ly/TusSPt

 

In the world of B2B social media marketing, it’s easy to get carried away with checking social media alerts all day and contract the social media sickness!

Learn about the frightening social media habits that lead to severe social sickness and a massive decrease in productivity. 

 

By Jason Miller. http://bit.ly/QRSljN

Source. http://bit.ly/TuutF5


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Diane Therrien's comment, October 10, 2012 6:59 PM
Diane Therrien Yes, this is why education around the world has to evolve, we are running behind the kids like.....Mindfulness has to be taught by mindful teachers (life coach) for a better world. Kids are wireless and without common sense and goodness we are just letting the monster grow...I have been saying this song for many years but I feel like Don Quixote ...:-) Kamon (Today, 8:57 AM)
maxOz's comment, October 10, 2012 7:27 PM
Thanks Diane for your input. I agree with your sentiments, it's like a runaway train. Kids & Adults need ultimately to strive for "balance" probably one of the hardest skills to achieve. Cheers Michele
maxOz's comment, October 10, 2012 7:48 PM
Kirk, I try not to be, but I question the extent of my involvement.
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KIds and APPs

KIds and APPs | Kids and APPs | Scoop.it

 

 

Children told me they cannot read for a long time from a book although their reading skills are ok. Yes, a book does not move very much doesn't it? It's not like when your computer is doing an update and you can see this small circle turning and turning, then if you notice, there are dots that appeared 1,2,3....even on an update these is something moving. People's minds are never left in quietness.

 

Kids even some grownups cannot tolerate immobility for just a few minutes. Their brain is overstimulated by everything, noise, music, IToys, SmartPhones and on and on and on. I am not telling you anything new there.

 

And it is not going to go backward. So one of the best way to keep people at least with one foot on the ground is that everybody should have access to a nature walk and contact 3 times a week at least to compensate the electronic flood.

 

This week, I read a story to children about a boy who had the dream of using the hollow trunk of a Boabab to make a house for himself; I asked children, do you think there would be a TV in his home..."no"  Do you think there would be computer? "no" the picture of the book enabled the children to see the tree with many animals around....So I finally asked would there be love, and the all said: "yes'.

 

The story does not stop there:

 

It might as well be kids and YouTube. Let's face it Itoys are there to stay, that implies Iknowledge. A bit frightening, not the knowledge but the knowledge without the freedom of heart.If you can learn how to make a bomb but your heart is free from hate, there is no problem.  Education has to be reshaped, it does not meet the needs and it does not produce very "kind human beings" at the end of the line...

 

In Asia where I live, 3 months ago there were a group of university students who had nothing reall record breaking to show on YouTube, so they showed their underwwears...and this is sad, sad because grownups are not better, are not mindful and kids get toxic knowledge from them at a very young age, before they are strong enough to decide if this is good or not.

 

IToys and YouTube are a goldmines of information and communication but................

 

.......... if the content is digital, the container should be mindful!

 

Thank you for reading

 

Kamon

 

 

 

 

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Cloud, SaaS and New 2012 Trends: How Corporates Choose an E-Learning Solution - CloudTimes

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Cloud, SaaS and New 2012 Trends: How Corporates Choose an E-Learning SolutionCloudTimesThis enables users to get in a few minutes the entire educational system online (through LMS and contents) without the need of a sales agent.
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Kids and IPad...get use to it!

"Playtoon is a funny character. She is a bit like us she loves the AntPod. She cannot get enough of it. Fun has no limit and Playtoon forgets her duty. What used to be means of communications are being turned into toys. The only difference is that they are really cool, and can make you skip a meal, a friend, or homework. Electronics toys are there to stay; we just have to learn to be mindful of what we are doing. They are toys; have fun with them, but keep your mind open to life too."
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