This article about tablets in school has something to teach us about tablets at home too. Tablets – iPads, Kindle Fires, Meeps, Nabis, iTouches (see this) – and even the apps on them aren’t the main event. They can be seen as the means to an end: creativity, communication, learning, fun (author and game designer […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
With a new kind of app, kids can get their own phone numbers and text friends with their iPod Touches.
The Salisbury Post tells the story of how a school district in North Carolina got its start with mobile devices in the classroom – in this case, iPod Touches narrower than “a deck of cards,” weighing a little over 4 ounces, and putting “the complete works of Shakespeare, movies, a dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia, SAT […]
Apple anticipated what would replace the iPod practically when it came out with the first model, if we’re to believe Arik Hesseldahi at BusinessWeek.com. And I do. I remember Steve Jobs talking about the iPhone as a great music player at a conference of tech execs a few years ago. “Anticipation of the [iPod's] drop-off […]
That’s what the Youth Trends research firm’s calling this third version of Nintendo’s handheld game player. “The $170 DSi fully embraces the two biggest trends in gaming: customization/personalization and multi-player interactivity,” writes its Gen Digital blogger. By customization, the blog’s referring to all the little features that are putting the new DSi in competition with […]
Further evidence this week that earbud users who like the volume turned up high are seriously at risk of hurting their ears. Parents, get your kids to listen to this as well as music! A European study found that people who listened to music on MP3 players “for five hours a week at high-volume settings […]