Resources

Aiding Autism (click to show/hide)

Organizations featured on iQ: smartparent – Aiding Autism

Autism Speaks

Origami Robotics

Resource Guides and Blog Posts

Power Up! Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences

How Special Needs Apps Can Unlock Learning

6 Awesome Apps for World Autism Awareness Day

Potty Training? Problem Solving? There Are Kids’ Apps for That -- and More

7 Apps to Help Your Kid Be More Responsible

Apps and Games to Spark Kindness and Compassion

REVIEW: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood TV Show

Autism & Daniel Tiger

Recommended Media Lists

Autism Speaks – Autism Apps

Sites and Apps that Teach Kids About Feelings

Games that Promote Teamwork

Games for Improving Memory and Concentration

Games that Support Kindness and Compassion

Phonics Games, Apps, and Websites

Letter and Word Recognition Games and Websites

Articles

Autism Speaks – Technology and Autism

NPR: Young Adults with Autism Can Thrive in High Tech Jobs

How These Social Robots are Helping Autistic Kids

A Robot for Autistic Kids Now in Schools

Robots as Autism Co-Therapists

Like, Follow, Share (click to show/hide)

RESEARCH

Social Media, Social Life, Common Sense Media, June 2012.

Pew Internet and American Life Project

WEBSITES

PBS Kids’ Webonauts Internet Academy

Common Sense Media – Digital Passport

Carnegie Cyber Academy

FBI Safe Online Surfing

FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

FBI Child ID App

FBI – Protect Your Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - NetSmartz Workshop

OnGuard Online

ARTICLES

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

8 Essential Facebook Rules for Teens

Instagram or Vine? 5 Things to Know If Your Kids Are Sharing Videos

Is Snaptchat a Gateway to Sexting?

Parents’ Top 10 Cyberbullying Questions

Teens Use Twitter to Thumb Rides

How to Raise Mindful Kids in a Digital World

California Law Says All Websites Must Give Minors Option To Delete User Activity

NYTimes: Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers

Facebook Study Reveals Links Between What You Post And Who You Are

Kids Using New Apps to Cyberbully

Tots + Tech (click to show/hide)

BOOKS

Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child, Lisa Guernsey

Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky

Articles

“American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Screen Free For Kids Under 2”

Is Technology Scrambling My Baby’s Brain?

Discovering that your 18-month-old is using an iPad in Preschool

The Touch-Screen Generation

What is This App Doing to my Kid’s Brain?

iChildren: How Apple is Changing Kids’ Brains

Attached to Technology and Paying a Price

Kids & Technology: The Developmental Debate

Childhood Stimulation Key to Brain Development

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

Certain Television Fare Can Help Ease Aggression in Young Children

Different Types of Television on Young Children’s Executive Function

Inside the Teenage Brain: Interview with Jay Giedd, MD

INFOGRAPHICS

The New Nanny: Tablets and Other Mobile Devices Teach and Entertain

RESEARCH

“Teaching with Television: New Evidence Supports an Old Medium,” Deborah Linebarger

“The Effects of Background TV on toy play in very young children,” Dan Anderson

Tune In, Tune Out (click to show/hide)

Guides

14 Kids’ Music Picks That Won’t Drive You Crazy

What to Do When TV Is Too Scary

Movie Recommendations by Age

TV Recommendations by Age

PBS Parents – TV Viewer’s Guide

Understanding Movie Ratings

Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting

Fandango Family-Friendly Movie Guide

TV Ratings and How to Block Inappropriate Content On Your TV

ARTICLES

My Daughter Wants to Download Raunchy Music

PBS Parents – TV Smarts From the Start

When ‘G’ Movies are for Kids, Do Kids Avoid ‘G’ Movies?

Is media violence damaging to kids?

'Broadcast Dysfunction' Report Hits NFL Hard, Says Many Spots Inappropriate For Kids

Media and Adolescent Substance Abuse

Sexual Behavior: What Teens Learn From Media

Top 20 Highest Grossing Movies of 2013

VIDEOS

Sex, Media, & Your Kids

The Truth About Sexting

Talking To Your Kids About the News

Violence in Media Really Matters

The Impact of TV Violence

Know When Kids Are Ready for Scary Movies

Teens and Horror Movies

Research

RAND – Exploring the Relationship Between Media and Adolescent Health

Health, Wellness, and Technology (click to show/hide)

Recommendations from Common Sense Media

Apps for the Great Outdoors

Fitness Games

Kids’ Sports Games

Health Websites for Kids and Teens

WEBSITES

PBS Parents: Food and Fitness

Sesame Street’s “Food for Thought” toolkit

Fizzy’s Lunch Lab

Fitwits

Let’s Move

Let’s Move Pittsburgh

Venture Outdoors

Eat This, Not That

Sesame Workshop project urges kids to visit parks

APPS

Geocaching

Food Fight!

Foodguage

NutriScanner

Ijia

VIDEOS

Keeping Fit With Active Video Games

Facts About Junk Food Ads

AUTHORS

“The Sneaky Chef”

“Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”

Articles

One Smartphone, Two Kids, Tons of Fun

Advice for Parents: Active Gaming Tips

Advice for Parents: Junk Food Ads

Cooking School Heats Up as Healthy School Cafeteria Effort

Late-Night Gadget Use Damages Your Sleep Cycle

How 'Nature-Deficit Disorder' Is Making Us Fat, Sick, and Depressed

My Phone is Keeping an Eye on my Health

Products

BodyMedia

Girls Growing Up With Media Resources (click to show/hide)

ARTICLES

Beyond Catfights: TV That's Good for Girls

The Truth Behind Ugly Pictures

Cover Girl Diversity

VIDEOS

Girls, Boys, and Media: A Gender and Digital Life Toolkit for Educators

Cameron Russell TED Talk

Jennifer Siebel Newsom TED Talk

Geena Davis talks to PBS About Her Launch of “Women and Girls Lead”

BOOKS

“The Lolita Effect” by M. Gigi Durham

“Odd Girl Out” by Rachel Simmons

“The Curse of the Good Girl” by Rachel Simmons

“Lean In” by Sheryl Sandburg

RECOMMENDED LISTS AND WEBSITES

Great Games and Websites for Can-Do Girls
Games and websites that empower girls by presenting strong and positive role models

Best Smart Movie Girls
Movie gems that portray women and girls in a positive light

Positive Role Models for Girls on TV
Television that has empowering female characters

Brave Girls Alliance

itwixie

New Moon

RESEARCH


Tween Trends Research

Girl Scouts of the USA

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Gaming Resources (click to show/hide)

WEBSITES

AUTHORS

Jane McGonigal

James Paul Gee

The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, by Jesse Schell

How Computer Games Help Children Learn, David Williamson Shaffer

VIDEO

Get the Most Out of Online Games

The Parent Show: Will Augmented Reality Be Our Kids’ Reality?

See how Elizabeth Forward is remaking digital learning

Jane McGonigal: “Gaming Can Make a Better World”

“Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century”

EDUCATION

ARTICLES

What's Really Best For Learning?

10 Surprising Ways to Spot a Great Video Game

How Video Games Helped My Kids Get Along

Teens Tell Us What They Learn From Video Games

5 Great Infographics That Explain Gamification

5 Reasons to Gamify Your Class

Minecraft sells 453k copies on Christmas

Kids Who Play Food Product Games May Eat More Junk Food

GAMES WE LIKE

Social Studies Learning Tools for Kids

Science Apps and Games for Kids

Math Games Online

Hidden Object Games

Problem Solving and Puzzling Games

Science, Math, and Exploration

Homework Help Websites

Kids' Hobbies Websites

PBS KIDS

Ready to Learn

Sesame Street

Panwapa , a fun, safe global village from Sesame

BrainPOP Jr.

National Geographic Kids

Games for Change

EVENTS

National STEM Video Game Challenge

 

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