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Phylo is a project that began as a reaction to the following nugget of information: Kids know more about Pokemon creatures than they do about real creatures*. We think there’s something wrong with that. Apparently, so do many others.

Are teenagers really careless about online privacy? | Technology | The Guardian

Are teenagers really careless about online privacy? As Facebook lifts its sharing restrictions on 13-to-17-year-olds, Jon Henley finds that young people know exactly what to do with their privacy settings – especially where Mum is concerned

danah boyd | apophenia » Social Steganography: Learning to Hide in Plain Sight

Carmen and her mother are close. As far as Carmen’s concerned, she has nothing to hide from her mother so she’s happy to have her mom as her ‘friend’ on Facebook. Of course, Carmen’s mom doesn’t always understand the social protocols on Facebook and Carmen sometimes gets frustrated. She hates that her mom comments on nearly every post, because it “scares everyone away…Everyone kind of disappears after the mom post…It’s just uncool having your mom all over your wall. That’s just lame.” Still, she knows that her mom means well and she sometimes uses this pattern to her advantage. While Carmen welcomes her mother’s presence, she also knows her mother overreacts. In order to avoid a freak out, Carmen will avoid posting things that have a high likelihood of mother misinterpretation. This can make communication tricky at times and Carmen must work to write in ways that are interpreted differently by different people.


A Magical Tree House Lights Up for Christmas

“When I was 14 years old, I wrote myself a letter, which I still have,” says Jeri Wakefield. “It reads, ‘No matter what happens in my life, I pledge to be the best grandmother I can be, so when I have grandkids they will have happy memories of their grandmother and their childhood.’”

Parental Surveillance: Creepy New Ways to Spy on Your Kids | New Republic

The other day, my eleven-year-old son handed me my iPhone with an accusatory air, as if to say: So this is what you people do behind our backs. While he was looking at stocks, he came across a news item reporting that AT&T, with another company, was about to introduce a snap-around-the-wrist, GPS-tracking, emergency-button-featuring, watch-like thingie for children. It’s called FiLIP, comes in bright colors, and has two-way calling and parent-to-child texting. It allows you to set safe zones, so that you’re alerted when your child enters or leaves a designated area.

Smart Diapers: New Diapers Monitor Moisture, Bacteria |

Smart diapers are embedded with interactive labels that detect moisture, bacteria and sugar. But critics worry the invention could lead to false alarms.

a f a s i a: 120 Anna & Eugeni Bach, arquitectes

Cuando una pareja de arquitectos tiene hijos pequeños, siempre llega el día en que éstos preguntan: -    Papá, mamá,... ¿Vosotros sois arquitectos, verdad? -    Sí... -    ¿Y hacéis casas a la gente? -    Si, claro... Y entonces viene la pregunta trampa: -¿Y por qué no nos hacéis una casita a nosotros?

Become a Maker - DIY

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DIY is a club for Makers to earn Skills. DIY Makers do challenges, share their work with the community, and earn patches for the Skills they accomplish. DIY was founded in November 2011. We're a bunch of makers and doers. We've made websites, online communities, offline communities, films, cars, games, robots, sculptures, and houses. We work in a storefront near Dolores Park in San Francisco — look for the paw print on our door!

2012 George Products - Life of George

Introducing Life of George: the world’s first interactive game combining LEGO bricks with your mobile device. Follow George around the world as he challenges you to a series of fun building tasks. Build as fast as possible, capture your model with your iPhone/iPod or Android camera and get scored on your building skills.


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Your teddy bear has thousands of things to tell you.

Alicia Keys gets her own storytelling app for iPhone and iPad | Apps Playground

Musician Alicia Keys is getting into the digital storytelling game, courtesy of a new iOS app called The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee, which was released today on the App Store. It’s described as “an immersive storytelling experience that includes exclusive, original music from Alicia Keys”, which we think will appeal to children as well as fans of the star.

Applications enfants : un catalogue critique iPad iPhone Android Web

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Ici on chronique des applications pour les enfants. Pour iPad, iPhone, Android, mais aussi pour le Web, les Mac et les PCs. On parle aussi de multimédia ludique et pédagogique, d'édtion numérique jeunesse et des usages du numérique dans l'enfance et à l'école. L'objectif ? Vous aider à repérer les meilleurs contenus pour vos enfants, et réfléchir ensemble aux usages et à l'avenir de ces outils technologiques, à la maison comme à l'école.

Le Marchand de sable, un très beau livre-application pour l'histoire du soir - DeclicKids, applis enfants - catalogue critique d'applications iPad iPhone Android Web

Ce livre-application est la première création de hocusbookus, un studio éditorial indépendant basé aux alentours de Lyon. Et pour un coup d’essai, voilà un coup de maître : on sent que Yanick Gourville a voulu cocher toutes les cases et nous offrir une petite pépite : jolie petite histoire, graphismes léchés, transitions très travaillées, animations douces, interactivités bien pensées, excellente ambiance musicale, etc. Cette histoire parle du noir et de la peur du noir. Elle met en scène un petit garçon en ombre chinoise, auquel n’importe quel enfant pourra facilement s’identifier, et lui fait vivre l’aventure quotidienne de tous les enfants du monde : le coucher. Bien sûr sa maman est là, elle lui lit une histoire, l’embrasse et laisse musique et veilleuse, mais bien sûr, lorsque passe le marchand de sable et au moment de s’abandonner au sommeil, le garçonnet a peur.


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From budding builders to aspiring architects, the new Nelson blocks will kindle your children’s creativity and build a new generation of designers, inventors, and artists. Share your creative inspiration with the Tegu Team and you could win the Nelson set of your choice---and unleash your inner child in the process. 

Bad Children's Books --

Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children's Books From the 1940s Through 1960s

Moonbot Studios: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, v 3.0

Inspired in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, "Morris Lessmore" is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation), award-winning author/illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. "Morris Lessmore" is old-fashioned and cutting edge at the same time. "Morris" was awarded the Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film in the 84th Academy Awards®.

Babel | Babel, the cat who would be King - Interactive book for children

«Babel est un vieux chat grincheux et pas malin pour un sou !»... Ainsi commence l’histoire rocambolesque d’un chat mégalomane qui, jaloux des nuages, passe ses journées à les embêter. Histoire passionnante et ludique, Babel est un livre entièrement imaginé et conçu pour plaire à un très jeune public (2 à 8 ans). Grâce à un univers riche et coloré et aux très nombreuses interactions, l’enfant peut participer à l’histoire d’une façon toute à fait unique et captivante.

AREAWARE Cubebot - Medium - Style # DWC1, Modern and contemporary kid's accessories at

Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries - but not this one! Inspired by the Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot by joining ancient Japanese traditions with contemporary toy culture.

e-Toiles | Maison d'éditions numériques

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Dans mon rêve raconté par Tom Novembre


The Brothers Brick | LEGO Blog | LEGO news, custom creations, MOCs, set reviews, and more!

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The Brothers Brick is a LEGO blog for adult fans of LEGO. Though we started out back in 2005 featuring mainly minifigs, today we highlight the best LEGO creations of every type from builders around the world, including ever-popular LEGO Star Wars, steampunk, and mecha creations. You can also find the latest LEGO news, opinions, and reviews right here on The Brothers Brick.

Portraits and Dreams: A Revisitation by Wendy Ewald and Elizabeth Barret - United States Artists - Great art forms here

In partnership with the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Wendy Ewald and Elizabeth Barret were awarded $40,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts for Portraits and Dreams: A Revisitation. We need to raise $20,000 to match the NEA award. Your generous donations will support the creation of new work as well as collaboration between two artists and community members in rural Appalachia.

Bobo Explores Light

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iPad Interactive Book