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The New Nanny: Tablets and Other Mobile Devices that Teach and Entertain Kids



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The new study from Nielsen shows that 42 percent of kids use educational apps on an iPad, iPod, or smartphone. While more and more parents are downloading apps for their children at home, educators have started infusing tablets and apps into their lesson plans. In 2011, more than 600 school districts nationwide reported using iPad programs to replace traditional textbooks in the classroom.

Schools.com released an infographic exploring how tablets and other mobile devices are transforming the way children learn and interact with technology. “The New Nanny: Tablets and other mobile devices teach and entertain kids“ centers on the recent upsurge in tablet purchases and their use among children ages 8 and younger.

“It’s fascinating to see how children embrace tablets and other technologies so quickly,” said Seth Restaino, spokesperson for Schools.com. “They’re not just using these devices to play mindless games, but instead games and apps that promote reading, memory, and math skills.”

“Many students are seeing higher grades on tests and overall improved academic performance,” continued Restaino. “Technology can be distracting and overwhelming at times, but in this case, it’s proving to be beneficial.”

How are your children using apps? Are they using them at home, in the classroom, or both? Let us know in comments!

The New Nanny: Tablets and other Mobile Devices Teach and Entertain Kids
Courtesy of: Schools.com

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