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Prime Day Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire HD 10 or Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for just $80

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Get ready, online shoppers. Amazon Prime Day 2020 technically starts on Tuesday, but many of the deals are already live. Case in point: Previously announced sale prices on Fire tablets are now available. The Fire HD 10, Amazon’s best tablet, has dropped down to just $80 ($70 off), the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it. The Kids Edition of the Fire HD 8 is also down to $80. Price drops on the 7-inch version of the Kids Edition haven’t hit yet, but Amazon has already pledged that it will be dropping to $60, which is $40 off its list price of $100. Both Fire Kids Edition tablets include a case and a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus subscription service, a $36

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Prime Day preview: Deals on Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Kids

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

If you’re in the market for a dedicated e-reader, Amazon will once again will have nice discounts on some of its Kindle e-readers as part of Prime Day 2020. The Kindle Paperwhite will be $80, or $50 off, beating its all-time previous low by $5. 

If that isn’t the type of Kindle deal you’re looking for, Amazon also announced that the Kids Edition of its entry-level Kindle, which now has an integrated light, will cost $75 or $35 off its list price of $110. The Kindle Kids Edition includes a case and a year of Amazon’s Kid Plus subscription service, a $36 value.

Read more: Best e-reader for 2020

Furthermore, Amazon will be offering a $5 credit for “any Kindle book” with the

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Hey kids, don’t use your smartphone to do your Homework | Opinion

By Arnold Glass

Homework, the bane of students since the era of one-room schoolhouses, has taken an unexpected – and unfortunate — turn with the rise of smartphones a decade ago.

The purpose of homework is to prepare students for exams. To the extent that students remember the correct answers to homework questions that are similar to exam questions, they will be better prepared for the exam. Assigning homework to prepare students for exams worked well until about 10 years ago.

Then smartphones came into wide use, destroying the value of homework as preparation for an exam. Students should know that how they use their smartphone for homework affects their retention of that work and ultimately how well they will do on an exam.

For homework to improve performance on an exam, there must be long-term retention of the homework questions and answers. If the student does not remember the

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Don’t tell your kids that they can play Xbox games on their Chromebooks

Right now, the most comfortable, convenient way to take advantage of Microsoft’s new Xbox cloud gaming is on…a Chromebook?!

On September 15, Microsoft formally unveiled cloud gaming for Android phones and tablets, in the form of an add-on to its Xbox Game Pass app. Cloud gaming, formerly known as Project xCloud, had been in trials for months, designed as on-the-go option for gamers to squeeze in a bit of Sea of Thieves during downtime waiting for a bus or plane. 

Part of the appeal of Xbox cloud gaming was its convenience. Another was the fact that cloud gaming runs remotely on Microsoft’s servers, allowing the relatively anemic CPUs found within phones and tablets to run a powerful, top-tier game. But wait—we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and many of us are stuck at home. Why squint at a tiny phone when a PC and its large display could be

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Podcasts to Listen To: Unspookable and the best Halloween podcasts for kids – Entertainment – Gaston Gazette

Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for kids and parents. Although Halloween will be different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and because many families will choose to limit trick-or-treating, there are still many ways to celebrate the spooky holiday. Here are a few Halloween podcasts for kids to get them in the spirit of the holiday.

Unspookable

Elise Parisian hosts this family-friendly podcast that looks at the histories and mysteries behind well-known scary stories, myths and urban legends. Parisian discusses topics such as Bloody Mary and ouija boards to find the stories behind the scares. Recent episodes include “Spiders and Arachnophobia,” “Book of the Dead” and “Kraken.”

Find it: https://app.kidslisten.org/pod/Unspookable

The Creeping Hour

Although NPR’s The Creeping Hour podcast has just eight episodes from 2019, the whole family can gather around to

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A new solution to helping kids have fun with science at home

Two of our bright minds in Detroit are on a mission. Dr. Alecia Gabriel and Dierdre Roberson, two scientists who graduated from Cass Tech High School, want to enrich the lives of young teens and preteens in our community and help diversify the field of science. To do this, the duo created a fun new experience in a box called The Lab Drawer. They joined Tati Amare via to Skype talk about the box which can be delivered to your home.

The goal of The Lab Drawer is to help kids have fun learning STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The box is geared to kids aged 10-14 and according to Gabriel and Roberson, it helps kids connect the science they experience every day to scientific principles. Each box, which is delivered monthly and costs $44.99, involves a fun creative activity that kids can do. For example, the

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