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“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” or “Totally in the Loop”?

By | Wednesday, February 5, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Once your child goes off to college, see how many of these you can answer correctly: What is your child's [...]

Got College Kids?

By | Friday, September 6, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

It's not your grandpa's campus so put on your high tech thinking cap and figure out how to deal with [...]

MOBILE LEARNING IN K-12 CLASSROOMS: IT’S COMPLICATED

By | Sunday, May 19, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Parents are mostly positive about their perceptions on how the new mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will be used [...]

Social Media Week in New York: John Katzman and Jeremy Johnson Interview

By | Tuesday, February 26, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

"If you're not going to do it well  then don't get involved in social media and MOOCs," says John Katzman [...]

Fast Company’s Top 10 Picks for Innovative Education Companys

By | Wednesday, February 13, 2013|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Along with Coursera, Udacity, and EdX, the more commonly known champions of MOCC-dom, the list had some surprises. Amplify, Newscorp's [...]

Time for the Kids to Become the Online Teachers

By | Wednesday, November 28, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Change has always been the domain of the young. From the end of the Vietnam War to the Arab Spring, [...]

CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees

By | Sunday, October 21, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

10/19/2012| 03:29pm US/Eastern CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees Arlington, VA - 10/19/2012 - The Consumer Electronics Association [...]

3D Printing: Why Does this One Differ From All Others?

By | Tuesday, October 2, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

By now, you’re either living under a rock or you’ve seen the plastic trinkets being churned out by the many [...]

3D Printing: Why Does this One Differ From All Others?

By | Tuesday, October 2, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

By now, you’re either living under a rock or you’ve seen the plastic trinkets being churned out by the many hot [...]

Ebook or Print: What’s a Parent’s Choice?

By | Wednesday, September 19, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center studies children's media from various vantage points. Their most recent study looked at parents' preferences when [...]

Computing My Facebook Addiction

By | Tuesday, September 4, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Wolfram Alpha is a search engine unlike any other. It's called a computational search engine which, at the end of [...]

You Are Your Own Brand so for Pete’s Sake, Deal With It

By | Monday, July 30, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

I first talked to Patrick Ambrose while he was still a student at Syracuse University, working on the earliest version [...]

The Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Smart TV: Unlikely Friends

By | Thursday, July 26, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Confused about the future of the television? No more so than the people who are building it. Research states that [...]

Video Game as Art

By | Sunday, July 22, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

I stopped by the Art of the Video Game at the Smithsonian in DC last week.  The exhibit took viewers on [...]

It’s 11PM, Do You Know Where Your Contract Is?

By | Sunday, July 8, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

It’s Friday night at 11, and suddenly I find myself with that all-important contract that needs to be signed and [...]

Nolan Bushnell: Education Meets Chuck E Cheese

By | Saturday, June 30, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Nolan Bushnell likes to play. He believes that even the most ADD of us can focus and pay attention when [...]

It’s Wanderful: Old Living Books Reincarnated as New Apps

By | Tuesday, June 19, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Kids who cut their teeth on PCs in the early 1990s will fondly remember Living Books from Broderbund Software. For [...]

$95K Gets You 60 Minute Tour of Earth from the Edge of Outer Space

By | Monday, June 11, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Space travel devotees don’t have to wait a moment longer to book their trip. Andrew Nelson, CEO of XCOR, the [...]

The Perfect Storm: Facebook, The FTC and The New World of Web Kids

By | Tuesday, June 5, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

On the Internet, if you’re under thirteen years old, you don’t belong in most places.  Sites like Facebook, in particular, [...]

Credentials and Higher Education

By | Monday, June 4, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Stanford University’s John Hennessey and Khan Academy’s Salman Khan discussed online education at the recent D10 conference. Khan has created [...]

An App-endix of Kids Apps

By | Wednesday, May 23, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

My friend Stanley, a poet and inventor, calls it the App-endix of kids apps.  Like any true curmudgeon, he says [...]

Have an App-y Summer

By | Monday, May 14, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Smartphones in summer are far from perfect. The screens are hard to see when you’re out of doors, they tend [...]

College Education, The Prices Are Insane!

By | Wednesday, May 9, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Higher-education costs have skyrocketed 450 percent, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Over the past [...]

A College Education: The Prices Are Insane!

By | Wednesday, May 9, 2012|Categories: Blog, LIDT Posts|

Higher-education costs have skyrocketed 450 percent, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Over the past few [...]