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Kid Safe Browsers for iPad and iPhone - Best Apps for Kids - iKidApps.com

Kid Safe Browsers for iPad and iPhone - Best Apps for Kids - iKidApps.com | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
by Natalie Parents know that it's not safe to allow children unrestricted access to the internet. You wouldn't let little Jimmy run around all willy-nilly in a strange city and you surely wouldn't allow anything of the sort in cyberspace, right?
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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and…
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Some reassurance for those parents battling to achieve balanced usage of time on Minecraft,. Warning,,,,, under no circumstances show your child this article :)

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher

Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Parents should seek out educators who have outside intellectual lives, follow the data and ask terrific questions.
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Teacher - ACER

Teacher - ACER | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
A new online national publication for school educators, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
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Homework debate remains unanswered but Prof Hattie has it when he highlights "....homework in prim school has an effect-size around zero 'which is why we need to get it right, not why we need to get rid of it..'

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Parental Engagement Taskforce - YouTube

Partnership Brokers in the Canterbury-Bankstown area of Sydney brought together a range of community members to form the Parental Engagement Strategy Partner...
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3 Essentials for Child Brain Development in a Digital Age Every Chance To Learn

3 Essentials for Child Brain Development in a Digital Age Every Chance To Learn | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
A balanced approach is the core message along with socialisation while using technology.
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The app that lets you chat WITHOUT an internet or phone connection

The app that lets you chat WITHOUT an internet or phone connection | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
The feature is called Multipeer Connectivity Framework (MCF) and it creates what's called a wireless mesh network, or peer network.
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Digital Eye Safety Tips for Children - YouTube

Dr Kristy Goodwin provides 5 tips for parents about how they can protect their child's eyes in the digital age. http://www.everychancetolearn.com.au
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Hand over the iPad: Seattle doctor says babies should use tablets - KOMO News

Hand over the iPad: Seattle doctor says babies should use tablets - KOMO News | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
“KOMO NewsHand over the iPad: Seattle doctor says babies should use tabletsKOMO NewsSEATTLE -- Doctors have long said children under 2 years old shouldn't have any screen time.”
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Zero to Eight: A Word From Our CEO Video | Common Sense Media

Zero to Eight: A Word From Our CEO Video | Common Sense Media | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Zero to Eight: A Word From Our CEO advice video to help you make informed decisions.
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How iPads Can Create a More Engaging Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

How iPads Can Create a More Engaging Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it

"Not long ago, a teacher had nothing more to rely on than knowledge, textbooks and a few markers. Technology has slowly changed that in the past few years, with the Internet, multimedia programs and computers increasing their presence in the classroom. But with the rise of tablet tech, the student-teacher experience is facing a subtle revolution: joining the trend makes students feel as if they’re part of an environment that’s desirable because people speak their native languages. As the iPad becomes a teaching tool, classrooms are transformed into contemporary settings."


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critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger - YouTube

How to give feedback. Featuring Ron Berger from Expeditionary Learning. Produced by David Grant www.elschools.org www.realschoolchange.org Help us caption & translate this video! ...
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What is keeping your kids up at night? Turning off electronics helps everyone sleep better

What is keeping your kids up at night? Turning off electronics helps everyone sleep better | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often go hand in hand when it comes to school-aged kids.
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Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Capturing and posting casual moments seems consequence-free. But, of course, it's not.
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Great list of sharing Apps used by Teens and Tweens to post - with pros and cons

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Parent Involvement Matters! - YouTube

Share this video with your school's parents as a fun visual explanation of how important their involvement is in their children's education! Spanish-language...
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South Korean schools are remotely disabling students' smartphones

South Korean schools are remotely disabling students' smartphones | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Following small-scale trials, Korean officials are reportedly moving forward with a plan to install remote management software on students' smartphones. iSmartKeeper is an app that restricts what...
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Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More

Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
"Schools don’t have to kill the creativity Sir Ken Robinson laments in his popular video. To follow are a few ideas that can teachers can share with parents, or use in their classrooms, to provide young people with the inspiration to be creative. " "
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There's No 3G In Heaven

There's No 3G In Heaven | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
A tragic story about a teenager series of suicides in one major Australian city, and the aftermath of it as it was described by their families and friends.
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Video Games help Children’s Attention, Multi-tasking and Eyesight | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Video Games help Children’s Attention, Multi-tasking and Eyesight | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
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Making Sense - Common Sense Media Blog | Common Sense Media

Making Sense - Common Sense Media Blog | Common Sense Media | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Get expert advice and common sense ideas about parenting, media, movie ratings and reviews, apps for kids, educational games ... and everything in between.
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