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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life?

Via Deborah McNelis, Terry Doherty
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Linda Buckmaster's comment, December 17, 2012 5:44 PM
Thanks for the rescoop.
Jim Siders's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:06 PM

to tech or not to tech........that is the question. Not just a casual question if this report is accurate.

sarah's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:04 AM

Très intéressant.

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Children’s Educational Technology: The Trends – Guest Post by Julie Brannon | The Digital Media Diet

Children’s Educational Technology: The Trends – Guest Post by Julie Brannon | The Digital Media Diet | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

Technology is transforming learning for people of all ages. Educational software is merging with gaming to help engage children. In many places textbooks have already moved into the digital realm, and teachers are “flipping the classroom” – using the internet to provide pre-classroom lectures and the classroom to embed that knowledge. New educational augmented reality applications are on the market. Inside and outside of schools educational technology is blossoming as new partnerships are being formed to help move numerous new initiatives forward ...


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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


Via Carisa Kluver, Terry Doherty, BookChook
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