Doutoramento de investigadora da Universidade do Minho debruça-se sobre os usos que as crianças fazem das tecnologias e mostra que estas são hoje um factor central das suas vidas.
Luisa Pinto's insight:
Estudos anteriores já tinham demonstrado que os pais portugueses não fazem um acompanhamento tão próximo do uso da internet por parte dos seus filhos como noutros países europeus, porque têm mais dificuldades no domínio da tecnologia. “Isso faz com que as crianças sejam muito mais independentes”, explica Ana Francisca Monteiro. O que as famílias fazem, sobretudo, é controlar o tempo que os filhos passam em frente ao computador, explica, mas não tanto os conteúdos consumidos.
"A couple of days ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning published a post featuring two awesome web tools for teachers to create stop motion videos and following this article I received some requests to feature iPad apps for creating motion videos. I have curated the list below containing some of the best and most popular apps for this purpose. Check them out and if you have other suggestions , please share them with us in the comment form below."
Paul Cocozza: Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years – and as many parents are finding, children are highly proficient at using them. But are these devices harmful to their development?
Luisa Pinto's insight:
One friend claims her child's first word was not "Mum" or "Dad" but "iPad".
"Canadian parents who are worried about managing their children’s media world now have help as MediaSmarts unveils a new blog dedicated to parents. ‘MediaSmarts Mom’ blogger Andrea Tomkins will bring her thoughts, recommendations, and tips from the perspective of a mother who’s raising her kids in a constantly evolving media age."
"We are living in a digital age. The Internet and mobile devices have altered the education landscape to the extent that teens are even including text slang—OMG!—in their school work. Educational technology is moving full speed ahead, which makes it easy to forget that there was a time, not too long ago, when CD-ROMs were cutting edge, when overhead projectors were the definitive source for classroom presentations, or when students learned lessons on social topics by watching black and white educational videos with titles like "How to Be Well Groomed.""