The first iPad was released in April 2010, EducationNext reports. Three years later, a Pew Internet survey found that half of American parents with children at home own a tablet computer. Mosey on over to the iTunes app store, and 9 of the top 10 paid education apps are designed for small children, ages four and up. To summarize: families with means are loading up on tablets, and they are buying education apps targeted at preschoolers. I believe four-year-olds will shape the future of education technology (edtech), long before they ever set foot in a kindergarten classroom. And when I...

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