Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology!

STEAM: Experts Make Case for Adding Arts to STEM

Education experts agree STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning gets a holistic boost with the addition of the arts. (edweek.org)

PBS KIDS’ Top Tips for Hand-Me-Down Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

PBS KIDS surveyed parents and found that most children would be delighted to receive their parents’ early-generation devices. (businesswire.com)

The Protégé Effect

A program that charges middle school children with the task of teaching a virtual student finds them mastering the material much more readily themselves. Annie Murphy Paul explains why teaching someone else is often the best way to learn. (ideas.time.com)

Why Google Is The Most Important Learning Tool Ever Invented

Tom Vander Ark, chair of the International Association for K-12 Online talks about the importance of “just-in-time learning” and the “plummeting” value of traditional education. (fastcompany.com)

Kids Fueling iPad Sales This Season

About 61% of iPad buyers are parents and the popular tablet is number one on many holiday wish lists for the second year in a row. (business.financialpost.com)

Consultants Eat Up Pittsburgh Schools’ Gift From Gates Foundation

Pittsburgh Public Schools received $40 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Two years later, nearly a third of the funds have been allocated or spent, mostly on out-of-state contractors. (pittsburghlive.com)