Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great Kids Digital Libraries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great Kids Digital Libraries . “Here are five web platforms where you can access a wide variety of books and other reading materials designed specifically for kids. Features provided differ from one platform to the other. Some of these platforms provide kids with personalized recommendations based on kids reading levels, others feature rewarding systems to encourage kids to read and provide teachers and parents with tools to track kids reading. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback.”

XiahuaNet: Brunei to educate younger generation on using social media

XiahuaNet: Brunei to educate younger generation on using social media . “Brunei is set to inculcate awareness on the use of safe social media in school curriculum, which is intended to enhance understanding of the moral and ethical elements involved in the use of social media, said Haji Suyoi, Brunei’s minister of education.”

FreePrintables Adds Site for Converting Decimal Numbers

Kevin Savetz recently released a site for learning about converting fractions. Now he’s added one for decimals (PRESS RELEASE). “AsDecimal.com lets users type in any percentage or fraction—this includes percentages with decimal places and fractions with any numerator or denominator. The site will instantly convert it to a number with up to five decimal places. A pie chart is also calculated at the bottom of the page as a helpful visual aid. There are also hundreds of example problems provided by the site, including percentages with decimal places and a wide range of numerators and denominators.”

Kevin Savetz’ Network Launches New Site To Help Kids Learn Fractions

Kevin Savetz and his FreePrintable network has a new site for helping kids learn fractions. “Users can enter any combination of numbers into the calculator, including improper fractions. SimplifyFractions.com will calculate the simplest fraction, which includes mixed numbers and whole numbers when possible. Along with the answer, the website provides three different processes: stages of simplification, removing common divisors, and multiplying the greatest common divisors. A pie chart is available at the bottom as a helpful visual in thinking of fractions as percentages.”

Homework help: Skip the in-person tutor with online courses, which we rate (USA Today)

USA Today: Homework help: Skip the in-person tutor with online courses, which we rate . “All jokes about ‘new math’ aside — have you tried to help your kids with their homework lately? A growing number of online, on-demand tutoring services might just be your saving grace. The K–12 online tutoring market will grow to nearly $121 billion by 2021 from around $64 billion in 2016, according to market researcher Technavio. One of the biggest reasons? The on-demand aspect tackles an immediate need, in a way that resonates with today’s tech-savvy students.”

FBI: Free Cyber Safety Program Redesigned for New School Year

FBI: Free Cyber Safety Program Redesigned for New School Year. “The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge—a free, educational program for children that teaches cyber safety—has been redesigned for the 2017-2018 school year, with new graphics and updated content. The new SOS program, created for students in third through eighth grades, covers age-appropriate topics, such as cyberbullying, passwords, malware, social media, and more. The program also provides teachers with a curriculum that meets state and federal Internet safety mandates.”