Tagged with: Kids

National School Backpack Awareness Day Asks Students to #LightenMyLoad

National School Backpack Awareness Day Asks Students to #LightenMyLoad

Take a guess as to what the average college student's backpack weighs. Whatever number you were thinking -- the reality is probably higher. The average college student’s backpack now weighs more than 11.5 pounds. Last year, more than 22,000 people were treated for backpack-related injuries in the United States, and back ...

Students Can Count on These Back-to-School Math Apps

Students Can Count on These Back-to-School Math Apps

Beware of traditional approaches to math education as the days of old math are now numbered. Thankfully, touchscreen technology is here to help. Here are five compelling apps that tackle mathematics in unique ways. While students should not abandon classroom lessons, these apps could be a boon for those who struggle with ...

Google to Refund $19 Million to Parents for Kids’ In-App Purchases

Google to Refund $19 Million to Parents for Kids’ In-App Purchases

If you’ve ever found an unexpected charge on your credit card after letting your kid borrow your Android device, you may be in for a refund. On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Google has a agreed to refund a minimum of $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases made by their children ...

LA USD Halts $1 Billion Plan to Give Every Student an iPad

LA USD Halts $1 Billion Plan to Give Every Student an iPad

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes days after disclosures that the superintendent and his top deputy had ...

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. Muscle shirts and strategically ripped ...

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback, teacher and student recordings and ...

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

‘Xfinity on Campus’ Delivers TV Over Wi-Fi to Students

Comcast on Thursday formally announced a new service that will let college students at seven universities stream live TV and video on-demand programming across their personal laptops, smartphones, and tablets while connected to campus Wi-Fi. Dubbed Xfinity On Campus, the service is included as part of each student's room ...

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle ...

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

Tired of her kids ignoring her phone calls, this Texas mom taught herself how to develop an app and created “Ignore No More.” “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,” Sharon Standifird, a mother of two, told ABC 13. “I got on the Internet and I literally ...

Google is Building a Safer Web for Kids Younger Than 13

Google is Building a Safer Web for Kids Younger Than 13

Children under the age of 13 are a massive and relatively untapped market for internet companies due to federal privacy laws, but now Google is ready to risk those treacherous legal waters in order to sign them up. According to the Information (subscription required), Google is preparing features like a kid-safe version of ...