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What Would Maria Montessori Say About the iPad? Theoretical Frameworks for Children’s Interactive Media

Here’s some Theoretical Frameworks for Children’s Interactive Media. Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, from the book “Technology ...
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2015 BolognaRagazzi Digital Award The Winner, Mentions and Short List

Last February, a small group of judges met in a small darkened room, deep inside in the Italian headquarters of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, to debate and select the winners ...
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CTR March 2015: BolognaRagazzi Digital Award Results, YouTube Kids, Toy Fair Huddle

Welcome to our free issue preview page. It’s designed to tease you with a taste of free wonderful, accurate, timely, objective content. You’ll like what you see, and will ...
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What (exactly) is an App?

By Warren Buckleitner It took a rogue pediatrician in Utah to inspire this article.  You see, for Dr. Nygaard, an app is like a toxin. But others might see this same app as a tutor, ...
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CTR February 2015: What (exactly) is an App? and All About Alligators

Children’s Technology Review February 2015 Volume 23, No. 2, Issue 179   – THIS IS PREVIEW CONTENT. THE FULL ISSUE IS AVAILABLE TO PAID SUBSCRIBERS  ($59/YEAR)– Visit ...
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The Quantified Kid

A Child’s Mattress that Sends eMail? C’Mon Now (reprinted from CTR Weekly January 17) I’m just back from CES (the International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las ...
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Quotes from the First Steve Jobs: Alan Turing

 “Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Attributed in the movie “The Imitation Game” to Joan Clarke, Alan ...
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Top 10 Essential Apps for a Child’s First iPad

NOTE: This is an archived article that was available in the January 2015 issue of Children’s Technology Review. Download the PDF. What if there were a great, wise and all knowing ...
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January 2015: Trends, Top 10 Essential Apps for Your Child’s New iPad, and LittleClickers Orion

NOTE: CTR is a 23 page PDF available to subscribers. This is a free preview content. Children’s Technology Review January 2015 Volume 23, No. 1, Issue 178 REVIEWS IN THIS ISSUE  amiibo, ...
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Holiday 2014 Children’s Tablet Recommendations

[Archived content from the December 2014 issue of Children's Technology Review. See also the Children's Tablet Price Comparison Sheet] by Warren Buckleitner Moore’s Law — that ...
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Children’s Tablet Price Comparison Sheet

[Archived content from the December 2014 issue of CTR] Click the image to download the PDF, or use this link.  
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December 2014: Tablet Roundup, Writing to Read, Curriculum Cave In, Cruise Ships Writing to Read

Children’s Technology Review December 2014 Volume 22, No. 12, Issue 177 “If you believe in the importance of tutoring individual children, but can’t have 10 million teachers ...
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Are you a Prior CTR Subscriber? We Want You Back!

Dear Friends, A lot has changed since 1993 when we snail-mailed our first printed newsletter, then called Children’s Software Revue. I wanted you to know about a major new initiative ...
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Slice Fractions Wins Breteau Foundation’s Innovation Prize; and a Ticket to Global Distribution

SLICE FRACTIONS NAMED AS WINNER OF THE 2015 ENTREPRENEURS FOR EDUCATION PRIZE 19th November 2014 – Slice Fractions, the award-winning app created by Canadian-based Ululab, has been ...
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Children’s Technology Review Introduces an Alternative to Online Review Anarchy

Contact:  Warren Buckleitner, PH.D. 908-284-0404 warren@childrenstech.com www.pickyteacher.com For immediate release: Children’s Technology Review Introduces an Alternative to ...
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CTR November 2014: Feeling Superhuman, Minding the Milliseconds, Recycling

Children’s Technology Review November 2014 Volume 22, No. 11, Issue 176 Screen Size Matters – More Than You Think As the world of children’s tablets evolves, we’re seeing ...
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CTR October 2014: Big News from Apple, Amazon; a Tablet Buffet, Gender Neutrality

Children’s Technology Review October 2014 Volume 22, No. 10, Issue 175 Welcome to the October Issue of CTR!  Let me remind you that you’re reading only a summary of this month’s ...
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The Ghost In the Xbox

This article was reprinted from the August 2014 issue of Children’s Technology Review. Click here to subscribe and be the first to get ad-free, original articles like this one. ...
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CTR September 2014

Children’s Technology Review September 2014 Volume 22, No. 9, Issue 174 NOTE: This is the Editor’s Letter from the September issue of Children’s Technology Review. This ...

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UPDATES 1/22/2014 All is well. If you see nothing above this date, there are no outages or planned outages. If you’re having trouble logging in, please contact us. 11/19/14 Added ...
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CTR August 2014

Children’s Technology Review Aug 2014 Volume 22, No. 8, Issue 173 The following is a summary of the issue. The full issue is sent to paid subscribers by email. To get this issue, ...
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How to Make $1 Million on Children’s Apps

Pierre Abel is living proof that you can make a solid living making children’s apps without the help of a big PR firm or licensed characters. You don’t need a fancy studio name, ...
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WordBuilder

Review Excerpt: This app models phonemic sounds with a  human mouth, so children can see the way a mouth moves when making different phonemic sounds. It is important to note that this ...
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What’s The Time Mr. Fox

Review Excerpt: Children walk Mr. Fox through a ten step daily routine, presented by way of scrolling pages. The day starts with tooth brushing at 7 AM and ends with an 8 PM bedtime. ...
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Three Little Pigs, The: Interactive Book with Mini Games for Kids

Review Excerpt: This app combines a homemade version of the Three Little Pigs with a set of coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles and a game of concentration. The pages let children play with ...
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Teachley: Mt. Multiplis

Review Excerpt: Designed to “teach complex multiplication strategies” to children in 3rd-5th grades, the maze-like reward system asks you rebuild bridges that have been ...
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A Soccer (or Football) Sleepover in Brazil

Review Excerpt: This is a 27-screen story about soccer in Brazil with mid-range illustrations, interactive design and music. Activities include a map game, a flag identification game ...
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Skit!

Review Excerpt: Make your own narrated 20 second puppets shows, with this editing and social media tool.  Supported by ads, in-app sales and promotional deals with movies like the ...
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Robotikits: Super Solar Recycler

Review Excerpt: This kit contains three snap-together robots that are powered by a single solar cell (included), and that incorporate common items (e.g., a CD-ROM, aluminum soda can ...
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Piiig Labs

Review Excerpt: Six simple drag-and drop science experiments are displayed on your iPad screen, disassembled. To make a light bulb light up or a volcano erupt, you must drop the parts ...
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Pepi Doctor

Review Excerpt: Pepi Doctor is “designed to help children overcome their fear of doctors” as well as to gently remind them about things like washing hands and brushing teeth. You ...
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Paint Double

Review Excerpt: This painting app draws an imaginary line down the center of the screen making it incredibly simple to make symmetrical doodles. The color changes with each touch. Note ...
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Osmo

Review Excerpt: The world of apps and screens meets the world of real tangram blocks, objects like pens, coins or anything else you might have in your pocket, with Osmo, an easy to ...
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My Fire Station

Review Excerpt: A great play theme meets a complicated interface that necessitates using hints that require reading, plus in-app sales that are presented in the context of the actual ...
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MindSnacks – Kids’ Vocab

Review Excerpt: Get ready for the SAT early, with this set of timed reading and comprehension questions. The games cover vocabulary development, with new words and phrases. Content ...
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Matching! My First Brain Training

Review Excerpt: This is a collection of didactic drills designed to introduced letters, numbers and colors in four languages (English, French, Catalan and Spanish).  Subscribers, please ...
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril

Review Excerpt: There are no surprises with this E 10+  LEGO/TT game; in other words, the gameplay is the same as previous titles, with a new story and characters. You control Iron ...
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Little Builders

Review Excerpt: What child — or grownup — wouldn’t want to play with a crane? You start with a bird’s eye view of a village in production, with five areas to ...
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Kiwaka

Review Excerpt: A challenging Flappy Birds gaming mechanic (or in this case a flappy pink elephant) meets astronomy facts in this night sky app designed to “develop children’s ...
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Kapu Blocks

Review Excerpt: This simple building activity lets children control a crane that can be used to stack blocks. First, you choose a building block you want to add to the tower and hoist ...
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