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This article was written on 21 Mar 2014, and is filled under Follow Friday, News.

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Follow Friday: Kids and Technology Links on March 21, 2014


Here’s what’s happening around the web this week.

  • New York Times columnist Molly Wood filmed a super handy video tutorial for parents on adjusting settings on your tablet to make it safer for kids to use. No more hovering over their shoulders! (NYT)
  • An educator wrote this persuasive piece on how technology may be useful in the classroom, but it’s not truly valuable until teachers have adequate training to make the most of it. (Hechinger Report)
  • A new trend in the App Store: games that teach kids as young as 4 years old how to code and other secrets of computer programming. (Guardian)
  • How are whiteboard apps improving the “flipped school” model? (EdSurge)
  • Here are 5 fun apps that teach kids English and math skills tied to the Common Core State Standards, which help evaluate public schools. (MindShift)

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