Keeping Our Kids Safe Through Digital Literacy

Written by Kyle Albert on . Posted in Technology

Keeping Our Kids Safe Through Digital Literacy

As parents, it’s a bit challenging to monitor our children on a 24/7 basis, and keeping them safe online can prove to be much tougher. In a Consumer Reports article published on their website: one-third of the 20 million minors using social media websites were 13 years old and below. Most of these young users were younger than 10 years old, and most of their accounts weren’t supervised by their parents. Sadly, over 1 million of these kids were threatened, harassed, or subjected to other forms of cyber-bullying. Clearly, these defeats COPPA’s (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) purpose of protecting a child’s right against inappropriate content online.  

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New Guidelines: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Written by Sienna Smith on . Posted in Technology

COPPA changes

COPPA Changes
With today’s technology making it easy to get online and do almost anything imaginable, keeping your children safe from danger is more important than ever. There’s a ton of devices that allow kids of all ages to access social media sites from their mobile phones, including the popular Facebook. These devices range from iPhones and Androids to iPads, Kindles and Surface. It can be a dangerous world out there, especially for unsuspecting children if access is not monitored and restricted.

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Tablets in the Classroom

Written by Cassie on . Posted in Technology

Tablets in Education

Just as computers and laptops have finally become incorporated into classrooms nationwide, another familiar technological trend is starting to creep into school—the tablet.

“Wow—Cool!”
Everyone seems to agree that tablets can be effective tools for learning in class. One tablet can store more information than a complete library of textbooks, and not just text. Enhanced graphics and illustrations, plus highly interactive lesson activities are more engaging to students than reading from textbooks, making the tablet ideal for classroom teaching.

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Classroom Technology and Early Education

Written by Shweta Shetty on . Posted in Technology

classroom technology and early education

Technology plays a key role in the classroom today. Gone are the days when teachers used only flash cards and writing worksheets to teach alphabets, numbers and other basics to students. Interactive single touch and multi-touch screens, interactive white boards, tablets and a wide variety of educational applications on mobile devices are now available to the early educator.

A paper published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 2012 pointed out that computer use supported and increased the social, cognitive, literacy, language, writing and mathematical skills of young children. Children learned collaboration and problem solving as they shared information with each other while exploring technology in groups. There was an increase in their visual memory, visual motor coordination and mathematical concepts like number recognition, sorting and counting.

However, it is important to note that technology can be useful only when:

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7 Apps to Help Kids with Math

There are kids in the world who genuinely enjoy learning about math. They like the definitiveness of the subject, the challenge of learning a purely logical thing, that it’s the same in every language.

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6 Educational Vocabulary Apps

As children begin to expand their vocabulary they seek fun ways to pick up new words. With the growth of the learning app market, there is an amazing variety of vocabulary apps that your children or students may benefit from.

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Classroom Technology & Early Education

Technology plays a key role in the classroom today. Gone are the days when teachers used only flash cards and writing worksheets to teach alphabets, numbers and other basics to students.

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