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How Teens Deal With Privacy and Mobile Apps

How Teens Deal With Privacy and Mobile Apps

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Pew Internet and American Life survey shows how teens 12 to 17 years old think about privacy when using mobile apps. While some are nonchalant about the kind of personal information some apps collect, more than half avoid some apps due to privacy concerns. Though socio-economics are a factor, that’s not the predominant issues, […]

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5 Math Apps for Middle School Students

5 Math Apps for Middle School Students

| August 23, 2013 | 10 Comments

For those parents and teachers looking for apps for middle-schoolers, check out these five great apps.

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Time to Start Making: Free Design Programs for 3D Printers

Time to Start Making: Free Design Programs for 3D Printers

| July 23, 2013 | 9 Comments

One of the biggest tech trends to follow is the evolution of 3D printing — not just in the consumer market, but also in education. But to use 3D printers, students will need to learn how to design using digital programs. Here are a few great options for students and teachers to learn how to design for 3D printers.

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Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

| June 27, 2013 | 12 Comments

For educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices, here are eight must-have apps that will make life easier to do things like move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and much more.

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5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids

5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids

| June 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

The number of apps related to teaching various mathematics topics seems to be growing daily, and it can be a difficult to find that needle in a haystack. Here, we found five of those needles, already tested and approved.

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Ideas for Fun and Learning During the Holiday Break

Ideas for Fun and Learning During the Holiday Break

| December 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Flickr: Andrew Beeston With two weeks of holiday break stretched out ahead, here are some fun ways to keep kids occupied and engaged, as collected over time on MindShift. 1. DIVE INTO MINECRAFT. Simply put, Minecraft is a game that lets you build worlds out of blocks. But Minecraft’s visual simplicity belies what is a […]

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FTC Urges App Makers to Protect Kids’ Privacy

FTC Urges App Makers to Protect Kids’ Privacy

| December 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

By Mark Memmott Developers of smartphone and tablet apps aimed at children have done little in the past year to give parents “the information they need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it is being shared, or who will have access to it,” the Federal Trade Commission reports. “Our study […]

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The App’s the Thing: Shakespeare Goes Social

The App’s the Thing: Shakespeare Goes Social

| November 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

By Aran Levasseur Shakespeare is going digital. Notre Dame professor Elliott Visconsi has co-created a new app for the iPad called The Tempest that he says helps accelerate student learning by allowing them to develop deeper comprehension in less time than solitary reading. At the heart of the app is a social network that encourages […]

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Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

| November 29, 2012 | 16 Comments

Erin Scott By Jennifer Carey A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive. You don’t want technology for the sake of technology (and students aren’t going to be intrinsically fascinated with a device they use routinely when they’re outside of school). If the […]

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Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books

Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books

| November 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates. The prevalence of short-attention-span media — easily scanned or consumed — has led to much hand-wringing over how students will develop that lifelong love of reading perceived to be so critical to lifelong learning. One answer (in addition to “it’s not as bad as you […]

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