Podcast: SmartyCard rewards learning with stuff

Larry Magid speaks with Chris Carvalho, general manager of SmartyCard, which debuts at the Demo conference this week. Kids get parent-funded gifts when they perform well on activities.

CBS News and CNET technology analyst Larry Magid speaks with Chris Carvalho, general manager of SmartyCard, a site debuting at this week's Demo conference that provides children with merchandise (paid for by their parents) as a reward for doing well on the site's educational activities.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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