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Learn how time playing games on a computer screen is actually helping, not hurting, your child's education.
This app round-up features apps that teach life skills like empathy, understanding and responsiveness to others.
Here are the 10 best apps to help your preschooler with math, reading, fine motor skills and problem solving.
Looking for fun, interactive games for your kid? The best first grade apps—including reading apps for first graders and first grade math apps—focus on foundational skills and reinforce classroom concepts. Keep little fingers busy (and young minds sharp) with these engaging, educational apps created for first grade and beyond.
'Twas the night before Christmas and across the map, every child was playing with a holiday app. The holiday season means festive parties, volunteering, family gatherings, and last-minute shopping—one seriously jam-packed schedule. That's why just like Santa, you need a bag of the best holiday apps for kids to use on tablets, smart phones and MP3 players, keeping little hands busy while you check items off your to-do list.
With the seemingly unstoppable rise of computer use in children, you can read about screen time's negative effects until your eyes bleed. But computers aren't only for leisure time; more and more kids are using computers as educational devices. The Internet is like a limitless textbook and educational games teach academic subjects in new, fun ways. These are just scratching the surface of educational technology, which some people hope will change education in drastic ways. Recent studies back them up, showing how games and other technologies can quickly improve children's learning—and their test scores. Read on for facts, figures and opinions from educators that may change your idea of screen time for children.
Is more technology in the classroom an effective way of raising test scores and improving student understanding? Research says yes, if used correctly.
Smart tablets offer children with autism spectrum disorders the chance to brush up on skills they struggle with. Apps for autism use a touch- and visual-based interface that's intuitive, accessible, and engaging to special needs kids. With these applications, learning happens—at both home and in school—and skill building is integrated into everyday life.
It's no secret that multiplication can be tough. Helping your child ace her times tables doesn't have to mean mindless repetition and flash cards. Amp up the fun, and still master multiplying, with these engaging multiplication apps.
Taking classes online is a growing trend for students around the country. What type of student is best suited for virtual learning?
Students are showing improvement in an academic arena many fear is being overtaken by an electronic world.
Learn about five futuristic toys unveiled at the 2013 Toy Industry Association Toy Fair.
Find out about the latest retro toys from the 2013 Toy Industry Association Toy Fair.
It's clear that kids are spending too much time in front of the TV, but what about the other box?  Parenting advice on how and when to introduce computers.
Find out how to get your child to go beyond Google. Help him find the answers he needs in today's digital age.
Before you start revoking phone and computer privileges, read up on how classrooms are capitalizing on new media with their tech-savvy teen audiences.
What's standing between old habits and new technologies, and how can students and teachers begin to revolutionize education using new tools?
Many families are turning to blogs to share their news with friends and relatives. Is a blog right for your family?
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