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Category Archives: Social Tech for Children

Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables » Room of Ben’s Own

From Room of Ben’s Own Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables Edited by Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming in 2010 Synopsis The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada’s […]

iNudge

iNudge Rules. It reminds me of the great leonide.de exploratorium of years ago that I was obsessed with. This is my little version of patterns. You click on the boxes in the right column to see the patterns, and in the lower left is the volume curve. If it is dark but the button below […]

Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum – Ars Technica

Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum – Ars Technica School kids in America could certainly stand to learn about copyright in the classroom—it’s a fascinating topic that increasingly impacts the life of every “digital native” and intersects with law, history, art, and technology. But should they be exposed to industry-funded materials meant to teach […]

Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats

Just what we all need. What happened to TALKING to your kids and SHARING online experiences? In June, EchoMetrix unveiled a separate data-mining service called Pulse that taps into the data gathered by Sentry software to give businesses a glimpse of youth chatter online. While other services read publicly available teen chatter, Pulse also can […]

Facebook sez, “Don’t mind us, we’re just whoring out your photos”

Facebook sez, “Don’t mind us, we’re just whoring out your photos”. So, they can use YOUR photos, even the photos of your friends and children in advertisements, and yes, you gave them permission. Read the article to see how to turn it off though… Opt out, of course. I would not be using facebook except […]

Google Image Search Implements CC License Filtering – Creative Commons

Google Image Search Implements CC License Filtering – Creative Commons Today, Google officially launched the ability to filter search results using Creative Commons licenses inside their Image Search tool. It is now easy to restrict your Image Search results to find images which have been tagged with our licenses, so that you can find content from across […]

Bitstrips: Typical

Rochelle introduced me to her Bitstrips cartoon: Bitstrips: Typical. This could be a great tool for getting ECEs to work with tech and children without using personal information… as a step into something like Scratch

apophenia: answers to questions from Twitter on teen practices

Barry sent me over to danah boyd’s apophenia: answers to questions from Twitter on teen practices. Barry’s always got is finger on the pulse of people with pulses.

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies – Educational Resources

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies – Educational Resources

FINAL REPORT | DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH

FINAL REPORT | DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of […]