10 Stories About #DigitalParenting, 02/01/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Switch off – it’s time for your digital detox My name’s Julia and it’s fair to say I’m a digiholic. Virtually every second of my day is spent with my phone at arm’s reach. But I’m far from the worst offender. The average person checks their phone every six and a half minutes – 200 times a day. Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting: Stop Fetishising Childhood

Excellent article – yes, we’ve lost some things, but we’ve gained some others. We have to stop ‘fetishising’ the idea that there’s only one way to be a child:   Read the accompanying article. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

A Parent’s Guide to the iPad Nick Vandome – 2012 (In Easy Steps) #DigitalParenting

Contents: Quick Tips Your Child Needs an iPad Getting to Know the iPad iPad Security Apps and the App Store Educational Apps iPad for Productivity Photos & Videos Music, Games & More Communicating Sharing with the iPad Index Ideal to encourage children to use the device as it allows them  to communicate, study & play in one go.  Kids will enjoy using the iPad on their own. “However, you should try and ensure that it Continue Reading →

Graduate School entirely on iPads

Education is changing… Educators across the nation have put Apple’s tablets into the hands of tens of thousands of students. Like many of the devices champions, Dumestre thinks the device has the power to enhance the learning experience like no other. The new programs are the latest example of how technology isn’t just replacing things like textbooks or lectures, but is even eliminating the need for classrooms. At St. Mary’s, administrators and instructors spend a Continue Reading →

Online Texts

The possibilities of digital texts… just trying to work out how the publisher “wins” on this, but good to know that the saving that students could make on textbooks would pay for an iPad. Should we be asking students to bring their own electronic tools? Lecturer’s agreement with publisher gives first-years core psychology texts for free. Matthew Reisz writes “Lectures are for enthusing and directing students more than just transmitting information,” said Phil Gee, associate Continue Reading →

Plug in – but tune in, too @timeshighered

Inspiring stuff from Duke University, where they issued all first-year students with iPods, with no particular idea of what they were going to do with them pedagogically: Well, not so fast. I believe strongly in the importance of education addressing the urgencies of the moment, but I also oppose “techno-determinism”: the tendency to think that a technology in and of itself promotes systemic change. The point of our experiment was not that an expensive technology Continue Reading →

Learning with the iPad

Engaging, educational apps, on a lightweight moveable tool… can be used across the age-groups. Learning anytime, anywhere… Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

No Spark Kindled

The e-reader cannot surpass the pleasures of the page, says Gary Day, where everything is illuminated Let’s hear no more about Kindle, Amazon’s “Revolutionary Wireless Reading Device”. It looks like a roof slate. A moment of carelessness and it could be used to fix a leak. So what if it can store 3,500 books? Who is going to read that many in a lifetime? Who can read that many? That’s about 46 books a year, Continue Reading →