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Digital Devices: Blaming the Messenger?

Digital Devices: Blaming the Messenger?

| August 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Flickr: CogDogBlog Busy people with busy lives depend on their mobile devices to connect them to the many obligations they’re accountable for: responding to emails, remembering appointments, checking in with family and friends. A New York Times article, “Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime,” argues that spending every spare minute — whether it’s standing […]

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Teachers Create Reading App for Kids

Teachers Create Reading App for Kids

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Enterprising educators are getting into the app-making game with the creation of an app that helps kids learn how to read. ABC on the Go includes interactive ways for kids to recognize letters and sounds. Here’s a quick description from MacWorld: Classic mode showcases each letter in a slideshow format, with simple voice prompts to […]

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Echo Smartpen: A Tool for Special Ed Students

Echo Smartpen: A Tool for Special Ed Students

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Echo Smartpen The recently released Echo Smartpen, a high-tech pen that would impress the likes of James Bond, could be a helpful tool for kids with learning disabilities. Just a few of its superpowers: Holds 400 to 800 hours of recorded audio. Transfers written notes and audio to your computer. Built–in speaker plays back […]

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Learn and Play: Fun Apps for Students

Learn and Play: Fun Apps for Students

| August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Beautiful Planet App It may be a while before every student has an iPad to play and learn with at school, but when that time comes, they’ll have the benefit of a world of ooohhhh- and ahhhh-inducing apps that will add another dimension of fun to class time. ISTE, the International Society for Technology […]

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