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Living and Learning with Mobile Devices

Google launches a curated portal for apps for children, Apple integrates a kids category into it’s App Store - obviously mobile learning is a hot topic, at least in the tech industry. Advocates have great expectations and are confident mobile learning will transform education, resulting in highly motivated students. What parents think of the value of portable devices for educational (and not so educational) purposes is a more down-to-earth and less homogenous story.

Categories: Thoughts on Education

Children and iPads - why Toddlers love Touchscreens

The interfaces of iPads, Android tablets and similar devices are naturally intuitive to kids. They intuitively grasp how to operate them. If you watch a small child “discover” a new object they usually start by touching it, pushing it, pulling it, banging it. It’s a physical exercise that is unencumbered by the rules and etiquette of the adult world. Adults observe and try to comprehend before they engage for fear of doing something wrong or breaking it.

Categories: Thoughts on Education