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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
Tim Sullivan
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
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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
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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
Tim Sullivan
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
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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
Tim Sullivan
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
Tim Sullivan
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
SchoolFamily
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
SchoolFamily
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