It's always nice when my daily Google searches come up with something like this.
She described an app used in the first-grade classroom called Explain Everything, which allows a child to record his own voice describing materials found on a nature walk, or interviewing a classmate about “what makes it rain.” “It’s inquiry-based,” she said, “and it’s a very different model from what parents in the U.S. are doing right now, where we’re looking for apps to promote literacy, or expose children to words, and expecting this moment of learning, instead of looking for apps that make the iPad a tool for allowing them to create.”
It's from the Adventures in Parenting blog on the New York Times. Here is the full article: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/parents-of-the-touch-screen-generation-dont-free-your-ipad-yet/
It is a response to another article that recently appeared in The Atlantic.
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