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Mathieu Plourde

Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults | Technology | Th... - 1 views

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    The advent of broadband in the year 2000 has created a generation of digital natives, the communication watchdog Ofcom says in its annual study of British consumers. Born in the new millennium, these children have never known the dark ages of dial up internet, and the youngest are learning how to operate smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk.
Mathieu Plourde

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code - 0 views

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    "What those parents likely don't realize is that the same neural mechanisms that make kids sponges for Mandarin likely also make them highly receptive to computer languages. Kindergartners cannot become C++ ninjas, but they can certainly start to develop the skills that will eventually cement lifelong fluency in code."
Mathieu Plourde

Please Don't Help My Kids - 0 views

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    I am not sitting here, 15 whole feet away from my kids, because I am too lazy to get up. I am sitting here because I didn't bring them to the park so they could learn how to manipulate others into doing the hard work for them. I brought them here so they could learn to do it themselves. They're not here to be at the top of the ladder; they are here to learn to climb. If they can't do it on their own, they will survive the disappointment. What's more, they will have a goal and the incentive to work to achieve it.
Mathieu Plourde

Instagram And Snapchat Becoming More Popular Among Kids, Facebook Considered Less 'Cool' - 0 views

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    "What sex education used to be, it's now the `technology talk' we have to have with our kids," said Rebecca Levey, a mother of 10-year-old twin daughters who runs a tween video review site called KidzVuz.com and blogs about technology and educations issues.
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