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This article was written on 20 Jun 2014, and is filled under Follow Friday, News.

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Follow Friday: Kids and Technology Links on June 20, 2014

 

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

  • Guess who’s in Real Simple’s “Best of Summer” issue? Look for us in the Little Helpers column on Page 44 of the July issue, on newsstands now! (Real Simple)
  • We had a great time at Northside last week! And we were identified as one of the coolest companies to exhibit at the festival. (Expedition)
  • A survey of teachers yielded this list of the best learning apps for the K-12 set, featuring everything from digital storytelling to green-screen video production. (MindShift)
  • We admire LEGO and the way their physical toys inspire kids to learn about engineering, design, and math. Now it looks like they’re getting into the app game as well. Bring it on! (TIME)
  • Mother Jones just published a thought piece on why encouraging computational thinking is the way to get kids more interested in learning coding language, giving them a leg up throughout their future education and careers. (Mother Jones)
  • Jens Peter de Pedro, the play designer at kids app developer Toca Boca, recently gave a TEDx talk on why there’s no need to design separate toys for girls and boys. We couldn’t agree more! (TEDxNavesink)

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