Tag: kids and technology

by Lynette Owens

When kids as young as five years-old receive their first mobile devices, who better to teach them how to use the technology responsibly than their parents? It’s just one of many parenting responsibilities, like teaching healthy eating habits, good study habits and good manners. But what happens when kids begin and continue their online journeys […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Before my son started kindergarten in a public school in Boulder, Colo., in August, his teacher asked me to bring him in for an assessment. I expected this to be similar to what my daughter experienced when she started kindergarten three years ago — he’d meet his teacher, see his classroom, and then his teacher […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. YouTube, apps and Minecraft: Digital kids and the future of children’s media (Stuart Dredge / The Guardian) 2. Readers recall tablet magazine ads at same rate as print ads (Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal) 3. Univision streaming video stops being free on Friday (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 4. Yahoo to delete thousands of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to improve public online education (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Review: Newsweek editor talks about his job as dean of J-school in book (Digital Journalism) 3. Coursera hosts Asia’s first MOOC (Stanford Daily) 4. Tips for kid safety on the Internet for parents and educators (EleSapiens) 5. Two cheers for Web U! […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. David Mamet joins DIY trend as self-published e-books top the charts (Guardian) 2. Mobile phones deliver millions of e-books to the developing world (Mashable) 3. Bookboard streams kids’ books on the iPad, but are e-books good for your children? (Forbes) 4. Next generation e-books introduced at London Book Fair (Guardian) 5. E-books growth is […] more »

by Amanda Enayati

Last September at Stanford’s Medicine X, a conference on the future of medicine and emerging technologies, some of the most fascinating discussions I stumbled upon happened to be impromptu ones taking place in the hallways. One of these involved a prominent health technology entrepreneur and investor expressing concern about some alarming data she had seen […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Marketers jump on Super Bowl blackout with real-time Twitter campaigns (AdAge) 2. “Being ignorant and uninvolved in ‘the business side’ has been a disaster for the newsroom.” (PressThink) 3. Chou of Kabam talks going global and moving from a Facebook-centric model to mobile – Podcast (GigaOm) 4. “It’s not a matter of whether or […] more »

by Julie Keck

Daily Must Reads The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Aaron Swartz, ‘Hero of free culture movement’, remembered, revered (New York Times) 2. How tech savvy are kids? Too much for parents’ comfort (PC Mag) 3. Disqus says web comments aren’t just popular — they’re a good […] more »

by Rachel Stafford

Click to read the entire series Two years ago, I was in what I considered to be the best years of my life — a solid marriage to my college love and two beautiful, content young daughters. From an outside perspective, I effortlessly juggled family responsibilities with volunteer activities for my church, community, and my […] more »

by Audrey Watters

Walk the aisles of any toy store and you’ll see miles of shelves lined with $20-$30 board games and toys. We’re accustomed to paying that amount because that’s where the market set the price years ago. It’s predicated on production costs, overhead for toy manufacturers, distribution, and the store’s cut of the margin, among many […] more »