Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2014
screen time as the sole measure of what’s OK for children is no longer adequate, the RAND researchers argue that screen-time limits shoudn’t go the way of the VCR:
Limits on screen time may remain important in restricting use that is passive, sedentary, or noneducational, and they may also prove useful in ensuring that children engage in a balanced combination of activities.
However, a more-comprehensive definition of developmentally appropriate technology use will empower ECE providers and families to make better decisions about the ways in which young children use technology–and help maximize the benefits young children receive from this use.
my note: information on Pinterest still goes the other direction. E.g.:
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th October 2014
If you are interested in sharing ideas about DJI drones, please do consider sharing them under this blog entry
Here is more on drones at our blog:
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th October 2014
Do American librarians REALLY need international experience?
A LITA listserv post:
From: Sarah Prescott [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 2:27 PM
Subject: [lita-l] International Librarianship Blog
Hello Fellow Librarians,
I am a librarian with 14+ years of experience in international schools and colleges. My goal, now that I have returned home, is to encourage and assist other librarians to travel. If you are interested in the subject of international librarianship and/or have experiences and comments to share, please my webpage (www.sarahpgibson.com) and blog: The Traveling Librarian (http://sarahpgibson.wordpress.com).
Safe travels, Sarah P. Gibson
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th October 2014
Average Speed (Mbps)
Average price (per Mbps)
Hong Kong, Switzerland and the Netherlands rounded out the top 5 with average Internet speeds of 13.3Mbps, 12.7Mbps and 12.4Mbps, respectively.
America’s national average of 10.5Mbps placed it in the No. 12 position globally.
South Korea continues to remain the connection king, with an average connection speed of 15.7Mbps. The U.S., meanwhile, doesn’t make it into the top-10 countries (it’s ranked 12th) but at least it’s speeding up
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014
college and universities are unable to offer the right training to faculty, staff and students. IT officials’ evaluations of their own institutions’ IT infrastructure present almost a mirror image of their list of priorities. While 81.4 percent of respondents listed faculty development as their top priority, only 27.9 percent rated their existing training offerings as excellent (or a seven on a seven-point scale). At 12.8 percent, IT training for students drew the second-lowest share of respondents giving it an excellent rating.
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