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iPadagogy - YouTube

iPadagogy - YouTube | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Ipadagogy is a YouTube channel dedicated to instruction videos about useful apps for education. Videos are added regularly and cover a range


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[Radio] via @anniemurphypaul: Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

[Radio] via @anniemurphypaul: Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

 

Guests
- Lisa Guernsey director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation
- Ben Worthen reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Heather Kirkorian assistant professor, human development and family studies, University of Wisconsin , Madison
- Liz Perle editor in chief, Common Sense Media 

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La section jeux, meilleur moyen de capter l'attention des enfants - via @potatweet @GrandPalaisRmn

La section jeux, meilleur moyen de capter l'attention des enfants - via @potatweet @GrandPalaisRmn | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Françoise Lombardi-Peissel, chef de projet sur site RMN-GP...: 

 

(...) Nous avons commencé par une appli pour tablette dédiée à Odilon Redon (Les petits monstres d'Odilon). L’artiste n’est pas très connu du grand public et les œuvres présentées plutôt noires, mais les histoires imaginées par l’auteur sont assez drôles. A l'avenir nous allons développer de nouvelles appli qui seront plus simples mais à fort potentiel narratif comme les livres racontés. Ça fonctionne très bien auprès des enfants.

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@LesNutons' illustration contest - Create the illustrations for The Nutons' Kitchen (or How to nurture a Nuton) and win the possibility of being published in a children’s book for the iPad!

@LesNutons' illustration contest - Create the illustrations for The Nutons' Kitchen (or How to nurture a Nuton) and win the possibility of being published in a children’s book for the iPad! | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

"Draw me a Gnome" Illustration Contest - April 16 - June 30, 2012

 

Annoucement of the winner during the Third Annual Illustrators Meeting in Redu, July 21-22, 2012
- Contacts: Odile Flament (CotCotCot-apps.com, Brussels) and Nadine Marchal (Espace Livre, in charge of the Illustrators Convention in Redu)
- mailto:DessineMoiUnNuton@gmail.com
- Contest rules and text to illustrate at http://ow.ly/aCPdx ;
  

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@Telegraph: How technology is taking hold of our children's lives - Telegraph

@Telegraph: How technology is taking hold of our children's lives - Telegraph | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Rowan Pelling writes: As toddlers become fledgling hi-tech junkies, it’s time to limit their access to gadgets...

 

-> Remarks:

- Importance of parents as role models

- Importance to set rules on how to use the iPad or any other screen / new technology.  http://ow.ly/b5Y2J ;

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via @cshuler_jgcc: Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America A Common Sense Media Research Study

via @cshuler_jgcc: Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America A Common Sense Media Research Study | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

@cshuler_jgcc tweeted about this study on May 22 during #dustormagic event

 

THE NEW “APP GAP.” In addition to the traditional digital divide, a new “app gap” has developed among young children. Among lower-income children, 27% have a parent with a smartphone, compared to 57% for higher-income children. One in 10 (10%) lower-income children has a video iPod or similar device in the home, compared to one in three (34%) upper-income children. And just 2% of lower-income children have a tablet device such as an iPad at home, compared to 17% of higher-income children.

Thirty-eight percent of lower-income parents say they don’t even know what an app is, compared to just 3% of higher-income parents. Only 14% of lower-income parents have ever downloaded apps for their children to use, compared to 47% of higher-income parents.

This disparity in access has led to a disparity in use: while 55% of children from higher-income families have used a cell phone, iPod, iPad, or similar device for playing games, watching videos, or using apps, just 22% from lower-income families have done so used a computer, the average age at first use was just 3 ½ years old.

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Bowker: British Kids Read E-Books on Larger Screens | Digital Book World

Bowker: British Kids Read E-Books on Larger Screens | Digital Book World | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

British children aged 10 and under are reading e-books, but on laptops rather than designated devices like the Amazon Kindle. But once they turn 11, they embrace the Kindle as their most widely used device for e-book consumption (Figure 1). These insights are courtesy of Bowker® Market Research’s Understanding the Digital Consumer project, an ongoing study of the use of e-books by British consumers.

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Theodore Gray's talk at the 2012 Dust or Magic AppCamp.

@davidkleeman tweeted: You **must** see this from #dustormagic #appcamp - deep & captivating presentation

 

we agree! 

 

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Gestion d'un kit d'iPads | Le blog des enfants de 1ère année de l'école d'Estaimbourg

Gestion d'un kit d'iPads | Le blog des enfants de 1ère année de l'école d'Estaimbourg | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Pour gérer les iPads de la classe, il a fallu trouver une solution qui permette de regrouper tout le matériel nécessaire à leur synchronisation et à leur...

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Ecrans couleur et flexibles chez Plastic Logic en démonstration via @Actualitte

Ecrans couleur et flexibles chez Plastic Logic en démonstration via @Actualitte | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Démonstration d'un retour vers le futur...
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The new nanny: Tablets and other mobile devices teach and entertain kids (infographic)

The new nanny: Tablets and other mobile devices teach and entertain kids (infographic) | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

An interesting article on Schools.com.... via @DeclicKids

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@Guardian: Toca Boca eyes kid-app acquisitions after 10m downloads

Says quality will pay off in children's market, but Android still lower priority than iOS.

 

"There is so much happening in this space at the moment and we think there will be a lot of exciting companies and projects popping up over the coming year. (...)"

Toca Boca has plenty of competition in the kid-apps market, but amid strong growth in the number and quality of available apps, there is precious little detail on how much money is actually being made by these startups.

There are considerable challenges of discovery too. Most startups in this space continue to focus on Apple's iOS platform, yet its App Store still doesn't have a dedicated Kids category, meaning children's apps are spread between Books, Games, Entertainment and Education.

 

(...) What about that iOS focus though? In January, Jeffery said Toca Boca wasn't against Android in principle – it was just choosing to focus on iOS as a way to prioritise its resources. Has that changed in the months since?

(...) "Unfortunately, the market conditions haven't really changed notably. It is a highly fragmented ecosystem to develop for, and the business model for upfront sales of apps still has its issues."

(...) "What platform can deliver the best results for your products? And can you afford and manage making those apps for several platforms at the same time? All development has an alternate cost," he says.

"I think the answer there is unique to each developer, but I don't see 'Android first' becoming something strong in the kids app community within a foreseeable amount of time."

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@Edudemic: discounts on refurbished iPads

@Edudemic: discounts on refurbished iPads | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Apple lowers price of refurbished iPad 1 and 2 (great price for schools!

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via @PBRonde: Livres numériques : pourquoi les proposer aux enfants de 3 à 12 ans ? VosQuestionsDeParents.fr

via @PBRonde: Livres numériques : pourquoi les proposer aux enfants de 3 à 12 ans ? VosQuestionsDeParents.fr | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Les enfants s’initient en un clin d’œil au fonctionnement des livres numériques. Que leur apportent ces nouveaux outils ? Peuvent-ils leur donner le goût de lire et remplacer les ouvrages imprimés ?

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Parents Prefer Reading Print Books With Their Children, Survey Says | Digital Book World

Parents Prefer Reading Print Books With Their Children, Survey Says | Digital Book World | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
New survey: Parents prefer reading print books with their children over digital options and they believe that their children prefer being read to in print, too.
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@WSJ: When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad

@WSJ: When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Touchscreen devices like iPads are much loved by little tykes. But parents worry about how it may effect their development. Is it better or worse than television?
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@WSJ Live Chat: Do Toddlers and Tablets Mix?

@WSJ Live Chat: Do Toddlers and Tablets Mix? | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Should your toddler use a tablet? Ask your questions now for our live chat today at noon EDT.

 

More than half of children eight years and younger in the U.S. have access to an electronic tablet. And while studies are only just beginning to look at the potential impact on childhood development, The Journal’s Ben Worthen reports that some researchers are concluding that tablets are more engaging and interactive than watching television, as kids use their hands to “swipe” iPads or tap on other tablets.

Ben Worthen took part in a live chat on this topic earlier today. He was joined by Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. Read the transcript below.

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5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children’s Curiosity, Not Destroy It

5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children’s Curiosity, Not Destroy It | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

by the co-founders of Motion Math 

via @stumpteacher

 

Objective: Redesign learning, to redesign engagement, and to tap into the endless curiosity of every child.

 

Several technology trends hold the potential to keep the inquisitive spark alive in more learners: 

1. INTUITIVE INTERFACES AND SOFTWARE MAKE THE ABSTRACT TOUCHABLE

2. THE TOOLS FOR EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY ARE MORE ACCESSIBLE

3. THERE’S INCREASED ACCESS TO CURRICULUM DRIVEN BY CURIOSITY

4. CHEAP FACTUAL KNOWLEDGE ENCOURAGES DEEPER LEARNING

5. MOBILE DEVICES ALLOW FOR SITUATED LEARNING

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3 challenges listed by Barbara Chamberlin at #dustormagic camp

Challenge #1 - math for all; math for every app

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Research in Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Research in Gamification of Learning and Instruction | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Last week, I posted a rebuttal to Ruth Clark’s claim that “Games Don’t Teach.” In that post, I shared several links to research about the effectiveness of games for learning...
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(via @Jenniferlagarde) The Gaming Revolution in Education - Educatorstechnology.com (infographic)

(via @Jenniferlagarde) The Gaming Revolution in Education - Educatorstechnology.com (infographic) | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Gaming can be a real obstacle to learning if used with no moderation. But you can turn gaming into a positive element in your kids learning process if correctly controlled. Below is an infographic that features some amazing facts about how video games has revolutionized education. Check it out and share it with others.

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Plastic Logic va commercialiser directement sa technologie et non plus des appareils sortis de ses usines (via @Actualitte)

Plastic Logic va commercialiser directement sa technologie et non plus des appareils sortis de ses usines (via @Actualitte) | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
On passe à la vente de la technologie pour d'autres sociétés...

 

« Nous pouvons désormais proposer un écran couleur, et nous pouvons proposer de l'animation sur un écran plastique. Nous avons également industrialisé le processus de fabrication des transistors pour les appareils et nous pouvons arriver à des taux de rendement dans la fabrication comparables à l'industrie des écrans à cristaux liquides », assure-t-il.

 

En se tournant vers la vente de licence et de technologies, Plastic Logic joue donc sa dernière carte, avant de signer son arrêt de mort.

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NetPublic » Macternelle : blog pédagogique avec l’utilisation d’outils Apple

un blog consacré aux pratiques pédagogiques avec l’environnement Apple (Mac, tablettes iPad et lecteurs iPod) en classe de maternelle. Ce blog collaboratif est coordonné par Denis Desjour, Conseiller pédagogique PEFM Education nationale (Académie de Paris).

 

- des témoignages,

- présentation d'applications ludiques d’apprentissage

- présentation des outils pour enseigner

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@ddonahoo in @Wired: iPads Are Not a Miracle for Children With Autism

@ddonahoo in @Wired: iPads Are Not a Miracle for Children With Autism | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

It is a provocative statement given the hype, but:The iPad is not a miracle for children with autism

 

(...) the potential of the iPad is not achieved by the iPad alone, nor by simply placing it in the hands of a child with autism. The potential of the device is realized by the way professionals like speech pathologists, educators, occupational therapists and early childhood development professionals apply their skills and knowledge to use the iPad to effectively support the development of children. The potential is realized by engaged parents working with those professionals to explore how the device best meets the individual needs of their child

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via @cnaux - Startup Spotlight: Game Collage makes kids’ apps to entertain, inspire, educate

(...) The biggest hurdle we’ve overcome is: ”The app market is very saturated these days. Because of the low barrier to entry, everyone and their mom is creating and submitting apps. Most of them are not particularly noteworthy but the sheer volume of them is overwhelming and it’s easy for quality content to go completely unnoticed. Our biggest achievement was and still is piercing through the avalanche of binaries and landing right next to apps from large development studios with considerably bigger means. Look us up in the iPad Hall of Fame.”


What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to other entrepreneurs just starting out: ”Many people think that creating apps translates to easy money. That’s not necessarily the case any more. If you are smart, plan well, and get very, very lucky, you can walk away from the App Store with a profit. However, we run across small developers just starting out who have the belief and hope that packaging any old piece of code and publishing in on the store will result in millions of downloads overnight. Having made that assumption initially ourselves, we can honestly say that it’s invalid. It’s probably safe to keep your day job until you discover the direction that really works for you, but once you do, the process is extremely gratifying. The advice – go for it, but proceed with caution.”

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