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5 things to know about preschoolers online

Submitted by APS_techsupport on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 07:59

Shared from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and NetSmartz:

1. Children are going online at younger and younger ages. This infographic from Common Sense Media shows a rise in young children's use of mobile devices, mostly to play games and use apps.

2. Not all parents give their young children access to the Internet. This mom wasn’t so thrilled that her toddler was playing with an iPad at preschool.

3. Internet time = screen time, which experts have long warned about for young children. Read this pediatrician's tips for parenting the touchscreen generation.

Free STEM professional development mini-courses

Submitted by APS_techsupport on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 14:27

Free professional development opportunity for teachers. HP has partnered with ISTE and the New Media Consortium (NMC) to offer free online mini-courses for innovative approaches to STEM education--the HP STEMx Catalyst Academy.


These are four-week mini-courses on topics such as Remote Labs, Maker Spaces, Sports Performance, Gaming, and App Design. Most course are starting November 15th, but registration is open now.

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