This a huge issue. Access and the digital divide increases the gap for many students. Schools have a role in reducing that divide, I think, and we need to find ways to put access to technology for purposeful learning in the hands of more children. en.wikipedia.org Digital divide - Wikipedia
This a huge issue. Access and the digital divide increases the gap for many students. Schools have a role in reducing that divide, I think, and we need to find ways to put access to technology for purposeful learning in the hands of more children.
No surprise here. Gaming is on the rise, and more and more gaming companies are targeting young kids with in-app advertising and purchasing. But are kids playing games or making games? We need to help them make the shift to creator of content, and critical consumers, too. appleinsider.com A new report by IDC highlights that apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Pandora are beating mobile ad networks in grabbing new ad revenue, a trend the research group failed to predict in its last report. Ad revenues are still a tiny fragment of overall mobile revenues however.
So, toddlers? Really? I know it is not fair to judge other parents, but I find this part of the study depressing. We need to limit screen time for our youngest children, not increase it. I get antsy when I see the apps and games that are targeted at young children. Give them some blocks and crayons, and spark creativity outside of the screen first. <rant> blogs.kqed.org How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | MindShift | KQED News
This a huge issue. Access and the digital divide increases the gap for many students. Schools have a role in reducing that divide, I think, and we need to find ways to put access to technology for purposeful learning in the hands of more children. en.wikipedia.org Digital divide - Wikipedia
This increase in mobile devices is interesting but a more important data point would be: do kids have their OWN device and at what age? We know (or I think) televisions in my students' bedrooms is a bad idea. What about mobile devices? news.cnet.com Mobile device users are getting younger and younger. A Common Sense Media study finds that an increasing number of toddlers and infants are using mobile gadgets.
This infographic comes from CommonSense Media. It is worth your time to view CommonSense Media CEO Jim Steyer's video response to the report. www.commonsensemedia.org Common Sense conducts independent research on children's use of media and technology and the impact it has on their development. Read our latest reports.

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