Interesting: On the one hand, I hear a Nickelodeon executive saying kids are hard-pressed to spend $10 in the Apple App Store, and on the other I read that Apple reached a settlement with an untold number of “parents who sued the company for making it too easy for kids to rack up charges by [...]
Tag Archives: iPad
With tablets showing up on more and more kids’ holiday wish lists (littler and littler kids!), parents will appreciate any help they can get with keep tablet use safe as well as fun. And there’s help over at TechHive, which reports that Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Barnes & Noble Nook HD, and Apple’s iPad, all [...]
You know that texting doesn’t just happen on phones, right? Kids can (and do) download a free texting app to any wi-fi-enabled device – iPod Touches, iPads, Android tablets, etc. – and text with their friends for hours without racking up any Verizon, AT&T or other mobile carriers’ charges. For the same reason that they’re [...]
Someone should find out how many parents there are at Apple, Amazon, and other tablet makers. But maybe it doesn’t matter – no matter how many there are, they’re just not thinking like parents in designing and marketing iPads, Kindles, and other tablet devices. They need to stop compartmentalizing their lives so much and put [...]
The Webb School in Tennessee isn’t the only school either using or seriously looking at using iPads instead of laptops in the classroom – here are links to views all over the US on this.
Interest in using mobile devices for classroom instruction may have reached a tipping point, with growing support from administrators, students, parents, and innovative teachers, but resistance remains high among teachers in general.
A teacher and software developer in Scotland is doing some education-technology trailblazing with iPads at this private, K-12 school.
It’s something to think about – no filtering or other “parental control” tools for a wi-fi-enabled device that can go anywhere a kid can go. I’m referring to the iPad at the moment (because it’s so new, there’s no such software available for it), but the wi-fi-enabled mobility part is true of most phones that [...]
Blogger Anton Wahlman at TheStreet.com thinks Apple’s going to hurt the iPad’s family market by not building in multiple user accounts with passwords for each family member (it’s not out yet, so we’re not completely sure this is the case). He feels the iPad’s a lot more like a laptop than a phone, and “you [...]
Apple may not have thought of it that way, but Children’s Technology Review editor (and former teacher) Warren Buckleitner thinks the iPad just may be Toy of the Year, he writes in Gadgetwise at the New York Times. Some of the reasons: Lots of available games and other software already; no controller or mouse (“the [...]