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Has Technology Changed the Way Children Play?

Has Technology Changed the Way Children Play?

| September 1, 2011 | 3 Comments

TB Last spring, there was a minor outcry when the Auburn School District in Maine announced that it would be piloting a one-to-one iPad program with its kindergarteners. Part of the uproar involved the cost of the program — some $200,000. But much of it involved the notion that somehow young children should not be […]

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Teaching Kids the Rules of the Game

Teaching Kids the Rules of the Game

| May 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flickr:Gitsul Back when Jill Vialet was a kid, she used to play with her neighborhood friends for hours at a time, unsupervised. It seemed unstructured, because no adults had established any parameters. But in fact, all their games had rules. “We knew how to pick teams, resolve conflicts, there were spoken and unspoken rules,” she […]

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