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.…

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…

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…

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…
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