Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology!

How Tech Breaks During Work & Studying Help You Focus

Dr Larry Rosen suggests 1 minute tech breaks for 15 minutes of class time. Why? New research shows that multi-tasking with tech can make children and adults even more productive and focused. (unplggd.com)

The Four Components of Effective Digital Learning

Andrew Churches defines the four key elements needed for a successful digital learning experience: effective pedagogy, feedback and reflection, collaboration, and creativity. (edorigami.edublogs.org)

Scarborough Infographic Profiles Mom Bloggers

A new study from Scarborough Research, a consumer marketing research firm, reveals that the social and political influence of moms who blog reach far beyond the confines of the playground. (scarborough.com)

Digital Book-Sharing Unlocks Print for Students

Bookshare, a nonprofit that provides free electronic copies of books to students with certain disabilities, can help those students get quicker access to traditional texts. (edweek.org)

uTales: Crowdsourcing Children’s Book Publishing

This iPad app uses feedback from its subscriber community to help decide which children’s books to publish. (wired.com/geekdad)

The power of knowledge: Carey Harris of A+ Schools

Learn more about the work Carey Harris, executive director of the nonprofit A+ Schools, has done to improve education for Pittsburgh students. (popcitymedia.com)

And Don’t Forget — Digital Literacy & Education Conference is This Saturday!

The Western Pa Writing Project, the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and the Falk Laboratory School are pleased to invite educators, students, parents, youth workers and community stakeholders to participate in a one-day conference designed to ignite conversations about teaching and learning in the age of 21st-century literacy. Register Today!