According to this article in the NY Times, most parents of teenagers are concerned that their kids’ online activities “might affect their future academic or employment opportunities,” according to new data from The Pew Internet Center. “The research into parents’ concerns comes as legislators in Europe consider a policy called ‘the right to be forgotten,’ meaning that Web users should be entitled to delete their digital past records.”
Check out this video on Pixel Academy, which is looking to raise money to find a permanent home in NYC. Give! Give! Give!
One question though – what’s with the random breakdancing at the end?
According to this AppNewser post, “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released two Curious George titles as iPad books which are available for sale in Apple’s iBookstore. The publisher used Apple’s iBooks Author to create Curious George Says Thank You and Curious George in the Big City, both of which include multi-touch features that let readers participate in George’s adventures.”
Couldn’t agree more, Laura.
Great takeaway from the piece – “There’s no doubt that kids, who understand the function of an iPad by age 3, will respond more quickly and over time, more creatively. Considering this country’s drought of youth in STEM careers, and the role of computers in all four of STEM’s disciplines, understanding and writing computer code could become as important as reading and writing, period.”
Came across this website for something called the Kenna Tablet, “an affordable and easy to use tablet for schools.”
Looks like it goes for $349 on Amazon. Anyone ever used one of these? Wondering why a school would purchase this as opposed to an iPad or other tablet?