What We’re Reading This Week: Internet Filtering Debate Rages On, New Teacher Resources, Vine hits 40 million

LynetteOwens_Trend_bw_editBy Lynette Owens

Week of August 19, 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.

  • OPINIONS: In the wake of the UK’s push for censorship, a range of experts debate Can Free Speech and Internet Filters Co-Exist?
  • Glenn O’Farrell shares how mobile apps are changing the way kids learn and why parents and educators must adapt to this.
  • FOR TEACHERS:  Two resources of note for educators.  The new Graphite from Common Sense Media provides reviews of educational apps by teachers, for teachers.  And the redesigned Apple Education site..
  • STAT:  Another stellar rise.  Twitter-owned video-sharing app Vine announced this week it has surpassed 40 million users.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new tech industry alliance to cut the cost of delivering mobile Internet access to billions worldwide.

See you next week!


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