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In this space, SchoolFamily.com brings you the expertise, opinions, and thoughts from a variety of guest bloggers. Please feel free to comment on each of their blog posts. If you have someone you'd like to see featured in this space, please email editor@schoolfamily.com.


Summer Learning Activity Can Turn Into Donated Rice

Jun 10, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading, Kids Math

A colleague sent me this neat site that promotes learning and feeds people at the same time! I have to confess I probably spent a little too much time reviewing my high school french vocabulary but it's hard to stop when each... Read more
Welcome Connie McCarthy to the School Family blog team!

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, Connie McCarthy

We're thrilled that Connie will be sharing her insight and expertise here on SchoolFamily.com. As a teacher, she has devoted her career to making sure that her young students do very well in school, right from the start. Conn... Read more
Using the Internet to Learn Science Curriculum

May 29, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

Thought this was a neat story written by a mom with a 13 year-old who found her science curriculum about food chains turned into music and video and posted on Youtube. The catchy tunes helped the daughter (and of course her f... Read more
Doodle 4 Google Competition for K-12 Students

May 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

I always enjoy the quirky way Google adapts its logo to tie-in with special holidays and events. Now they're getting school-age kids involved by inviting them to submit doodles around the theme "What I Wish for the World."Unf... Read more
Is posting photos of other people's kids OK?

May 07, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Internet Safety

While flipping through the April issue of Wired magazine, the advice column (Dear Mr. Know-It-All), caught my attention as it raises an interesting question about how much you can/should post online of someone else's kids. Th... Read more
Internet Safety Week: How to Keep Kids Safe Online

Apr 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Internet Safety

What better way to kick off Internet Safety Week than for our founder, Tim Sullivan, to appear on Fox 25 this morning! You can see what Tim had to say about keeping kids safe online by clicking in the video box below. I parti... Read more
Teaching kids computer skills they don't learn in school

Apr 06, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

Last week I wrote a post about UK schools looking at introducing Twitter, blogs, and other web applications into the curriculum. Seems that Story2.oh agrees there's a need for computer instruction for kids as they've launched... Read more
UK proposed curriculum includes Twitter and blogs for primary students

Mar 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Curriculum

Interesting article out of the UK about schools looking at adding Twitter and Blogs to the curriculum for primary students. The proposal would require:Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikiped... Read more
Does a four-day school week work?

Mar 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Untagged 

I've noticed a couple of articles lately (here and here) talking about a four-day school week. In Iowa, the Department of Education turned down the Bondurant-Farrar school district's request for a four-day school week. One of... Read more
Should homework be optional if students understand the concepts?

Mar 16, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

"Have you done your homework yet?" is a question asked almost daily by parents across the country. That's changing for parents of students at St. Paul's Hazel Park Middle School Academy.According to this article from StarTrib... Read more