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Can Kids Teach Themselves?

Sugata Mitra

Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. Watch the Video


38 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad

38 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad

TeachThought

School is a time in a students life where they are learning as much about how to be students and operate successfully in a school as they are about how to read, write, and think. But oftentimes, the demand for pure academic instruction and practice can fly in the face for a student’s need–at any age–to play, build, interact, explore, and construct their own learning experience.” Read More


At What Age Should We Put Babies On A Digital Media Diet?

At What Age Should We Put Babies On A Digital Media Diet?

The Conversation - Natalia Kucirkova

A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists. In fact, there are several apps specifically developed for (and enjoyed by) two-year-olds and even one-year-olds, yet the official guidance from the American Paediatric Association states that: “Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age two.” Read More


Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Common Sense Media

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online. But when online networking goes beyond friends and family, it can present safety risks. Learn how to protect your kids online. Watch the Video


A Parents’ Guide to Instagram

A Parents' Guide to Instagram

Connect Safely

Top 5 Questions Parents Have About Instagram:

  1. Why do kids love Instagram?
  2. Does Instagram have a minimum age?
  3. What are the risks in using Instagram?
  4. What's the best way to help kids stay safe on Instagram?
  5. Should my child's profile be private?

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Digital Citizenship - Flashcard Deck

Digital Citizenship - Flashcard Deck

A Platform For Good

In today's connected world it's critical that our children understand how to be safe and responsible online. To help you teach them the basics, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) designed this flashcard deck which covers the key principles of digital citizenship. Read More


Can TV & Games Teach Kids Patience and Empathy?

Common Sense Media

Did you know that TV shows, games and apps can help kids develop important qualities like empathy, curiosity and grit? Find out how to pick the best character building media for your kids. Watch the Video


Bright College Years: Inside the American College Today

Anne Matthews

As the price of higher education escalates and the number of Americans seeking a college degree steadily rises, it is now more important then ever to think about higher education in a different way. In Bright College Years, Anne Matthews paints a provocative yet evenhanded portrait of the American campus. With each chapter dedicated to sections of the academic year, Matthews puts students, professors, and administrators under the magnifying glass. Watch the Video


The Attack On Our Higher Education System And Why We Should Welcome It

The Attack On Our Higher Education System And Why We Should Welcome It

ideas.ted.com

In the past few years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a lens used by educators, entrepreneurs, education reformers and venture capitalists to view the higher education system. They are now a proxy for our hopes and fears for education; how we speak of MOOCs increasingly says more about our personal philosophy than it does about open online courses. Read More


Games, Problem-Based Learning and Minecraft

Games, Problem-Based Learning and Minecraft

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria - Kynan Robinson

Our students' experiences of society and culture are increasingly digital and their futures will involve digital workplaces. Their everyday lives are characterised by digital play and online interaction and their futures will involve digital workplaces, regardless of the career paths they follow. Read More


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