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Natia 32:10...When they hit 11-12-13, part of who they want to be is to be independent of you. They are not going to want to share lot of that, especially technology because it is very private for them. Then younger they will ... So you have more of an opportunity to be welcomed in to that world. But I just think you have to reverse? carefully, you do not want to kill if for the kids either. I get annoyed hearing adults constantly saying, constantly educating kids as opposed to sort of enjoying, having discussion, letting the kids figure out things. Just you do not have to be purposely pedagogical all the time but if you are critical thinker that is what is going to come up in your conversation. 
9:26...The problem I find is that we do not have as much time as parents had before. So I guess we have to try to find most possible time to spend with kids and actually talk. I do not mean talking when you are driving or eating, but really sitting down and talking and just knowing, getting to know the person. 
0:06:16.5 the first thing is I think that I know it's very difficult to not do this because I myself sometimes feel like doing it and it’s very challenging for me not to do it ... never give your child a device because your are feeling lazy you don’t want to talk to them or because you are in a social place and you want them to quiet because they think you are refraining from teaching them very important values and you are not teaching them very important behaviours that crucial in your development around people, behaving around people and how to deal with people.
Xue aline EXTRA---No matter what it will always be there around us? Social media is so powerful an out there. This way as parents we have to be on our Ps and Qs and set boundaries with our children. Although teaching our children responsible use of technologies is about so much more than making sure they are not sharing news on social media or waiting hours on games.
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Katie "App-pocalypse Now"  
*(i love this title!!) 
The inside story on LA schools’ iPad rollout: “a colossal disaster”
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Andrea  I have a list of 15, but before sorting it, I would like to discuss them with you in class:
1 - Bugs and Buttons 2
On-target intro to critical thinking, math, and prereading.
2- iTrace - handwriting for kids
3- FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD (?)
Excellent multisensory scheduling for all kids.
4- Virtual Manipulatives!
Kids get hands on with fractions; guidance needed at first.
5- WYNN (WYNN Wizard and WYNN Reader)
Gives kids tools to read, write, and comprehend any text.
6- MyPlay Chef Lite
Free cooking app with some fun interactive moments.
Kids can learn to follow steps to create four foods. They add ingredients and do a few interactive extras: stir batter by twirling a finger, tilt the screen to flip a pancake, tap blueberries on top in fun patterns, and more
7- Splash Math Kindergarten App - Children Learn Basic Concepts
Parents need to know that Splash Math Kindergarten is a highly customizable math app for preschool and kindergarten kids. The skills covered align with Common Core Standards for kindergarten math, and parents can customize the skills kids will practice, see reports of kids' progress, set learning goals, and get email or push reminders for kids to do daily math practice.
8 - Kidzworld
Well-monitored site where kids uphold community standards.
KIDZWORLD is basically an online social network where kids can communicate in a presumably safe environment. (The privacy policy pledges the utmost safety and protection of personal information, and there are strict chat rules.) After the free registration process -- during which parents are notified of the child's intent to join -- kids can create a profile, chat, post messages to other members, send emails or e-cards, post articles or personal writings, upload photos or videos, play games, and enter contests. They can also read news and reviews, blogs, an advice column (to which they can also post a question), and short articles about health, personal style, and project ideas.
Kids can learn important social skills presented on Social Adventures in seven areas: Initiating social contact; maintaining conversations; advocating and compromising; getting regulated; interpreting non-verbal skills; negotiating space; and experiencing humor. For example, under the "advocating and compromising" category, kids can learn how to politely say "no" to a friend's idea. Kids will also practice following directions, listening skills, self-awareness, making wise decisions, and more. Social Adventures can be a powerful tool to help kids become more comfortable socially through simple lessons and fun games.
9 - Toontastic
Create amazing multi-scene cartoons with musical scores.
10- Toca Tea Party
Transform iPad into a tea table with cute, imaginative app.
Kids can learn to engage their imaginations as well as practice table manners and social skills while playing Toca Tea Party. As they make choices for what items to include on the table and which food and drink to serve, kids exercise decision-making: "What do I think makes a good party?" Each planning choice shows social respect for their guests. If parents faciliate further exploration, kids also can practice shape recognition and counting various groups of cakes, cups, and more on this creative app. Toca Tea Party is a sweet pretend-play app that extends screen play into real life and helps kids build their imaginations.
11 - Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings
Kids can learn vocabulary related to emotions, how to express feelings in healthy ways, and how to identify what other people are feeling, too, on Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings. Through the drawing easel, kids can learn that expressing their feelings through artwork is another option for processing and sharing feelings. The photo booth helps kids notice what a feeling typically looks like on someone else's face as well as on their own, increasing social-emotional awareness and empathy. By practicing an easy deep-breathing exercise, kids can learn to handle stress and reduce anger physically. As kids watch Daniel handle situations in the song videos, they may learn strategies to control their own behavior in healthy ways. Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings can be an excellent tool to help kids grow in emotional awareness and expression.
 12- Avokiddo Emotions -- Playful learning for kids
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  • web accessibility resources (and examples):
Examples of knowledge sharing / web /resources:
in new Transgender parents doc (website & resources): 
  • web accessibility
Dirty, Fast, and Free Audio Transcription with YouTube
access keys + web accessibility
Access Keys
A means of navigation for our disabled visitors / also quick access to important pages.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + Option + an access key.
Access Key h – Home
Access Key a – Accessibility
Access Key 1 – Our Work
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Access Key 3 – Library
Access Key 4 – Community Directory
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Access Key 6 – Research
Access Key 7 – Resources
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Katie sociopolitical aspects of learning in early childhood
Test Yourself for Hidden Bias
(Lots of these have pre K notes / Pre K tags) 
Can Connected Educator Tackle Technology Equity?
Classic Invisibility
How Gadgets Teach Kids They are Poor
Getting Past the ‘Digital Divide’
iPad Project Seeks to Level Educational Field
BYOD? [Bring Your Own Device]
New Literacies Bring Sign Language to eBooks
How Gadgets Teach Kids They are Poor
Advertisements of Our Own
Critical Viewer Activity
What’s for Sale?
Build Literacy-Based, Anti-Bias Learning Plans.
Story telling / Family blog: (posts that include tech modalities)
modalities /  diversity / interconnectedness: 
Think Outside the Box (Grades K-2)
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Katie best practices for accessible organizing / collaboration: 
*** excerpt from Pdf attached "sociology for changing the world" (many more marked notes in PDF)  also see pad on "more traditional research" 
methodology itself: 
One of the central propositions of political activist ethnography is that, through confrontation with ruling regimes, activists are able to uncover aspects of their social organization. Through forms of engagement that start from the standpoint of the everyday aspirations of their participants, these participants quickly come into contact and conflict with the organi- zational and administrative logics of the institutions they cross. Through an analysis of the institutional relations movements are up against, more effective forms of activism can be developed. The test for whether or nor research has been successful is the extent to which it enables people to transform the world. And so it was that, in the relatively minor moment of confrontation in the university senate chamber, the colloquium on research methods itself became a research method. It provided a moment of breach, a point from which to begin investigating both the everyday operations of the institution and the tools and techniques to which it has recourse in those moments when it feels challenged. Although it seemed unlikely, a speaking engagement became a starting point from which people on the outside of the administration’s ruling practices could begin looking in on them. Despite what we learned, this moment offers little more than a starting point. Much analysis of the social organization of university security surveillance remains to be done.
best practices for accessible organizing / collaboration: 
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Katie research/guidelines re: how to do group work in accessible ways

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