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Tim Sullivan
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The New School Cheating? Or no?

Jun 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology, Kids Learning

Lots of conversation about the recent Common Sense Media report on how many kids are cheating (and how) these days and how they're using new technology tools to help.Obviously, some cheating is still just cheating. Has been h... Read more
Summer Reading and Your Family

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Really like this idea from the Washington Post "On Parenting" Blog. It's a summer reading challenge for the whole family starting now and ending Labor Day.Our guys have done the program at the local library the past few summe... Read more
Summer and Learning and Fun Can Go Together

May 12, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Summer Learning, Kids Learning

Our family is right in the middle of summer planning season. I know that those "organized" families have already booked all their camps and trips and classes (you know who you are...), but I bet we're not alone in still figur... Read more
Super Mom as Role Model?

May 06, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Recently ran across this column from Newsweek about a very involved mom wondering why her own daughter listed "dad" as role model on a school assignment.The column itself -- especially the fairly heated stay-at-home vs. worki... Read more
Thanking Teachers and Mother's Day

May 06, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Teacher Appreciation

I like how Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day are connected this year on the calendar. For me, the son of a long-time grade school teacher, they always have been connected, even when thecalendar says differently. And ... Read more
Tracking Playgrounds _ KaBoom

Apr 02, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in SchoolFamily.com

With 4 active kids, I love running across a random playground where they can have fun and be active (read: use up all their energy before bedtime).And that's what makes this little app from the KaBoom folks so neat. They're t... Read more
Are you doing your kids' homework for them?

Mar 25, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Homework

That's the worry in this well done Chicago Tribune article on parents and homework.Love the anecdote about the engineer parent and the $30,000 science fair project. Wait 'til my kids get a "make your own magazine" project, ri... Read more
The New Homework, how do we parents keep up?

Mar 02, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Internet Safety, Homework

Spent last week in New York (as part of an Advisory Council for Symantec's new efforts around internet safety) focusing on how technology has become such a central part of our kids' experiences these days. My take: where ther... Read more
Norton Online Family beta is live

Feb 18, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Internet Safety

I've been playing with this new Internet Safety program from Norton for a while now, and I really like it. I've got a decent techy brain (I can figure things out if I have to), but I prefer simple, and that's where Norton's n... Read more
Scholastic, Books & "Stuff" in school

Feb 09, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Kids Reading

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one. There aren't many parents out there who haven't been hit with the Scholastic book club flyers or the Scholastic book fair weeks. We've got three in grade school at my hous... Read more