What I'm seeing with my son right now (10 at end of August) is that he is starting to look for a little more focus, starting to want to work on his interests with input and ideas from outside. I'm seeing something similar with several of his friends which makes me think it might possibly be an age thing. He's really starting to be very into stuff he can do alone. I'm comfortable with him spending fairly long periods on the computer (with breaks) because in his life that's well balanced with a lot of activity and social opportunities.
I had some amazing ideas from the electronics resources thread and I'm wondering more generally what sites your kids loved at this age. My son actually is into most things if his interest is there, so although his big interests are anything sciency, anything mathsy, anything computers or electronics, and fantasy / sci fi fiction, he also loves clay and claymation, photography, quite likes knitting, and loves debate.
Oh we have an ipad too so any interesting apps would be appreciated.
I'm a bit clueless about this stuff, so any ideas really welcome.