Saturday, July 23, 2011
We talk about digital natives a lot. I'm not a huge fan of the term particularly since we are truly now close to 40 years of individuals who have grown up with technology. But, I think the real difference with this generation of digital learners is that they have more resource at hand to become content creators. Unfortunately, they don;t always have a safe outlet for that content. YouTube and Facebook tend to expose young people to a world full of harsh cynics and critics. KidsTube appears to be a safe alternative. While not surprisingly many of the clips on KidsTube are related to video games there is also a growing Educational section (currently with 780 videos). Most of the videos uploaded to KidsTube are by kids for kids and it appears to be a safe alternative to YouTube which is also blocked in most schools. I also like the rules they lay out. Certainly worth a look.
Content Creation for Kids #edtech