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7 years ago
If a firefighter is trained on the internet, is he still a firefighter? New research from Sweden tells us yes, still indeed—and perhaps he is even a more self-directed one. Comparing interviews of online and face-to-face male Swedish firefighter students with observations of firefighter student training exercises, a uniquely tactile study adds a wrinkle to the plane of our current knowledge on the relationship between learning processes, learni...
7 years ago
What can recent research tell us about the influence of digital technologies on the development of young people and the ways they learn? A 2014 review in Educational Technology & Society analyzes content in 94 studies from 87 articles exploring one or more correlations between technology usage and the growth of children eight and younger. According to reviewers, the state of current resear...
7 years ago
FiftyThree, Inc.’s well-liked Paper, the free iOS app for exportable drawing, mind-mapping, and note-taking recently released version 2.5.1 (already now 2.5.3) with a fundamental addition: Think Kit. This iPad sketchpad m...
7 years ago
Forgetting things? Distracted? Wondering why your phone is vibrating when your phone is not really vibrating? Don’t worry. Maybe you’re in love! Or maybe you’re just spending too much time with technology. Toronto pop-scientists AsapSCIENCE explain that a phenomenon like phantom vibration syndrome is just one of t...
7 years ago
While the ubiquity of smartphones and computers often raises questions on the unclear long-term impacts of our heavy exposure to video screens, new research on using technology in early childhood shows some of the positive effects of interactive digital media. Studies at Temple University show that everyday tools like Skype and FaceTime can create fundamental social environments for toddlers to learn words just as well as they could in physical face-to-fa...
7 years ago
Launchpad Toys’ Toontastic iPad app is an animated storytelling tool designed for children between six and eight. This free and simple create-your-own-cartoon platform combines ready-made characters, settings, and special effects with photography, paint, and voice recording features all within a basic lesson on how to craft animated stories with narrative arc. Too...