Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology!

National Wildlife Federation Introduces Game Apps for Kids

With apps for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone, the National Wildlife Federation hopes to encourage children to explore the great outdoors by capturing their curiosity at home. (prweb.com)

Give Kids The Gift Of Gaming. Seriously.

The “gamification” of society means that children might be learning even more through gaming than we give them credit for. Maybe a holiday wish list stacked with games isn’t such a bad thing after all. (adage.com)

Children at a Manhattan Public School Learn Techniques to Relax

In one school, exercises in “contemplative education” help children decompress and de-stress. Some educators believe the practice could aid in everything from learning disorders to bullying. (huffingtonpost.com)

Midlandia Press Goes Digital with Release of First iPad App

Midlandia Press, a Pittsburgh publishing company that specializes in juvenile fiction, announces the release of their first digital book application — The Pirate Koostoe. (midlandiapress.com)

The Facebook Resisters

Facebook is so popular that some parents even help their children lie to sign up. Yet not everyone wants to jump in. Some people, even young people, are holding strong and refusing to join the social network. (nytimes.com)

With Cyber Charter Competition, School Districts Start to Advertise

As the numbers of cyber chart school options increase, many have turned to advertising to draw new students and retain tuition. (edweek.org )