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For Holiday Travel, Apps to Keep Kids Busy

For Holiday Travel, Apps to Keep Kids Busy

| November 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Flickr: GoodNCrazy By Bill Chappell Thanksgiving is Thursday, and that means more than 43 million Americans will be on the road, driving to family gatherings. For many parents, the crowded roads can bring another challenge: Keeping a 9-year-old entertained along the way. And sometimes, DVDs are not enough. These days, kids love to tinker with […]

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Five Great Math Apps

Five Great Math Apps

| May 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

The market is flooded with educational apps, as we all know. To make things a little easier, the producers of the Infinite Thinking Machine have pinpointed five great math apps that draw kids into learning math concepts. The show features an app that teach fractions, algebra, geometry, a graphic calculator with a social feature, and […]

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Apps Aimed at Kids Raise Privacy Concerns

Apps Aimed at Kids Raise Privacy Concerns

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

TB By Eleanor Yang Su The number of mobile apps marketed to kids is growing at a rapid pace, yet a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission raises new concerns about child privacy and the lack of disclosure about the personal data being collected. The FTC reviewed the promotional pages for 400 apps aimed […]

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¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That

¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That

| February 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

By Polly Stryker App stores are chock-a-block with apps for language learning. Most of them boast colorful flashcards and cute characters for kids, and others are translators that help travelers with phrases, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The big names are in the mix: Rosetta Stone has apps for both Android and iPhones/iPads, but they’re mobile companions […]

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How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

| January 31, 2012 | 12 Comments

B. Gilliard [UPDATE Feb. 3, 2012: Please see additional clarification from both of the researchers of the studies cited in this article below.] Scientists are notorious for questioning the veracity of publicized research — and with good reason. They want to know: Who conducted the research? Where was it published? What were the survey questions? […]

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Apps for Kids: A Weekly Review from Boing Boing

Apps for Kids: A Weekly Review from Boing Boing

| January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Boing Boing Boing Boing founder Mark Fraunfelder and his charming daughter Jane review apps for kids every week. This week, they take on Glider Classic for the iPhone and iPad. Follow this link and enjoy!

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Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

| January 19, 2012 | 10 Comments

There’s been speculation for months now — at least since the release of the Steve Jobs biography — about Apple’s plans to take on the textbook publishing industry. And today at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we finally got a glimpse of what the company has been planning since long before the death of […]

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Explosive Growth in Education Apps

Explosive Growth in Education Apps

| January 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

By Carly Shuler, Joan Ganz Cooney Center In 2007, when the iPhone made its debut, there was little doubt that it would revolutionize the mobile phone industry. But at the time, few imagined that it would spawn a multibillion-­dollar market for mobile applications, and fewer imagined that this market might become a significant one for […]

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For a Holiday Gift, Board Game or App of Board Game?

For a Holiday Gift, Board Game or App of Board Game?

| December 16, 2011 | 7 Comments

The holidays are screeching around the corner, and the frenzy to fill stockings and pile up presents is hitting its peak this weekend. For those with kids on their list, board games have always been the standby winners, but now there’s a new rival on the scene: the board game app. True, apps are not […]

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Awesome New Apps for Building, Reading, X-Raying and More

Awesome New Apps for Building, Reading, X-Raying and More

| November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

A review of our favorite educational apps released or updated in the past month. (Read all of our Educational Apps series.) Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. MINECRAFT (POCKET EDITION). We’ve written before about the educational potentials of Minecraft, the open-ended, world-building game. November marked a couple of important milestones: […]

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