What We’re Reading This Week: Teachers as Cyber-Shields, The Future of Tech in Schools, Privacy-Respecting Apps

Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by in For Parents, For Teachers

LynetteOwens_Trend_bw_editBy Lynette Owens

Week of September 9, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

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TEACHERS AS CYBER-SHIELDS: Sue Scheff talks about the important role of teachers in this Huffington Post Q&A with a Denver educator who teaches her students and leads by example the responsible use of technology.

FOR KIDS, BY KIDS: At TechCrunch Disrupt, 9-year-old Alexandra Jordan presented her hackathon app, SuperFunKidTime.com, which lets kids find playmates in their neighborhood.

PRIVACY-RESPECTING APPS: This article outlines the things that mobile app developers must consider from the beginning in order to protect the privacy of all consumers, including kids.

RULES ON KID PICS:  Miss Lori of Babble shares 9 types of photos of kids that parents should never post online.  We agree!

TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS: This account in the New York Times of how technology is disrupting and improving education provides a detailed glimpse of what’s happening in districts everywhere.  We’re on the brink of something big, and it takes leadership, passionate teachers, a supportive community, and technology that is already available to push our kids to the 21st century.   No Child Left Untableted by Carlo Rotella.

THE FUTURE OF SNAPCHAT:  Get a glimpse of what’s to come from Evan Spiegel, CEO of popular mobile app Snapchat.  We should pay close attention to his comments…

TIPS ON TIME LIMITS:  As we settle into a new school year routine, here are some helpful tips on screen-time limits from the Center on Media and Child Health.

 

See you next week!

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