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The race is on to get young minds into design

Had you visited the Design Museum shop in London earlier this year with £10 to spend, you might have bought an intriguing children’s toy called Dazzle Racer.<p>A self-propelled cylinder, it included a wind-up, elastic-band-powered mechanism, minimal parts (all 100 per cent recycled) and lots of …

Pediatricians revise thinking on screen time; ditch ban for kids under 2 | Ars Technica

New recommendations try to adjust to shifting media landscape and usage.<p>To adjust to our digital world, the American Academy of Pediatrics rebooted …

Parenting

Microsoft's redesigned Paint app for Windows 10 looks awesome

Microsoft is building a Windows 10 version of its famous Paint tool. While the software maker has barely updated Paint in recent releases of Windows, the new Paint app will be completely overhauled. Twitter user WalkingCat has discovered video demonstrations of the new app, and it's clearly …

Apps

Parents should read aloud to infants every day, pediatricians say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to keep up with so many statistics about modern parenting, but here's one that floored me when I heard it a few years ago: By 4, children living in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children in higher income households, according to researchers.<p>Thirty million!<p>That is …

Books

Student Privacy Begins With This Simple Strategy

Giving students a Chromebook, tablet or other digital device to take home lets them continue their learning online once the school day ends. But …

Education

What should our kids be learning? - RSA

“Four-Dimensional Education,” is a major book by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik on reforming educational curricula.<p>The authors argues …

Teen sues parents for allegedly posting potty pics on Facebook

Technically Incorrect: In Austria, an 18-year-old isn't happy with her parents' social media activity. So she takes the legal route.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Kids and their parents suffer fraught relationships.<p>Facebook, which offers …

Social Media

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Tech in Classroom, iPhone AirPods and Wireless Being 'the Future'

A year into an educational initiative to provide tech to underserved schools across the nation, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited one of the schools in New …

Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end

“A disaster.”<p>“Largely gaming devices.”<p>“Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible.”<p>“WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!”<p>These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. …

Education Technology

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they've created this new one

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

Online Education

New 'Geometry' World And Lessons Available On Minecraft Education Edition

Microsoft announced Minecraft Education Edition few months back. Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, …

How grades and tests fail kids — and how to do learning right

<i>Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is an expert in child learning. She is the director of the Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory and co-author of "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children." Here, Hirsh-Pasek explains why success is more than a grade on a test.</i><p>We’ve …

Learning

How to Kickstart Maker Education

Maker Hubs<p>The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh was a natural convener for the Kickstarting Making initiative. "We've been doing making at the museum …

Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 will enable teachers and students to share ideas

<i>The following was originally posted on the Windows Central blog.</i><p>Microsoft is currently developing a new Windows 10 PC app, Microsoft Whiteboard, …

ZIRCONS Teaches Kids How To Code And Robotics (video)

Anyone looking for a way to inspire children to learn to code and more about robots and robotics may be interested in the new teaching system called …

'Irrelevant and obsolete'? Schools moving away from teaching cursive writing

Cursive writing is no longer a mandatory part of Ontario’s education curriculum.<p>It’s now something that can be taught at teachers’ discretion – and …

I am more than optimistic. I believe that people are waking up to this issue more than ever before. Once they understand how simple it is to reduce exposure, they start making safer choices. In some ways, it is just a matter of changing a few habits and making smarter choices about how and when you use technology. Changing government regulations may take a bit longer, but it is inevitable that this will occur considering the incredible groundwork that has been laid here in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more about WiFi in schools at www.ehtrust.org.

Windows 10 has 30 percent of the market and is catching up on Windows 7 -- according to Microsoft

NetMarketShare is set to release its monthly desktop operating system usage share figures for June in one week’s time, and given how aggressively …

Windows 10

Smartphones Won't Make Your Kids Dumb--We Think

Jessica’s tiny fingers dart around the iPad, swiping through photos to get to a particularly entertaining video: a 12-second clip of her dancing …

University of London

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …

How a little spherical robot is teaching kids to code

Sphero's rotund robot can run mazes, light up, or beep like BB-8, but it is designed to help children learn how to code.<p>Artificial intelligence is …

Sphero's SPRK robot for kids can now withstand more abuse

Nearly two years ago, Sphero decided to turn its robot ball into more than a toy. The company launched SPRK, an educational program for kids to build up their coding skills, as a complement to its charming connected device. Then, in 2015, it followed that up with the Sphero SPRK Edition, a …

Meet the Educator: Ingrid Gustafson

Gustafson is helping Cambridge teachers of all subjects integrate Scratch programming into their lessons<p><b>By My Nguyen</b><p>When Ingrid Gustafson first …

Laptop Mag: Find the Perfect Laptop, Tablet or 2-in-1 for You

Latest Reviews<p>Latest Headlines<p>April 03, 2018<p>Gone are the days of the confusingly-named Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming. Dell has revitalized its entry and …

Laptops

17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs.

Apps

Fun Science Experiments for Kids You Can Do at Home

Teach your kids all about science without turning your kitchen into a mad scientist's messy lab. Try some fun science experiments for kids that you …