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National news programs recently reported that the amount of time American children spend watching TV, playing video games, using small electronic devices, or surfing on the computer has increased to almost 8 hours a day! I c... Read more
|Homework, Technology and Teens, Oh My!
Jan 08, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, Cell Phones
A homework time vignette: Mom (through the bedroom door): "Where is your cell phone and itouch?"Tween or teen: "I have them right here. I need to check my Facebook to see if Matty got back to me about our group project a... Read more
There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell p... Read more
“Should I get my child their own television for their room?” Whenever I am asked this question my answer is always a resounding “Absolutely not!” I say this because: Using a TV for reward or pun... Read more
Recently came across this blog that talks about encouraging girls to excel in math and science. So I knew that the work force, in these areas, is still male dominated --but I didn't know just how much this is tru... Read more
Have heard of schools banning ipods -- but this article talks about a school that is using Ipods for an ESOL class to teach kids how to read."Students listen to stories as part of a fluency program designed to devel... Read more
My friend and colleague Marian Merritt of Symantec sent a note about some very interesting research from Symantec. It comes from 6 months of data (millions of kids’ searches) from the new OnlineFamily.Norton.com s... Read more
A colleague forwarded this NY Times article titled "Breakfast Can Wait. The Day's First Stop is Online." The story actually made my stomach do a flip- flop. No, not because I skipped breakfast to check my email an... Read more
Thanks to my involvement with Symantec's Online Safety Advisory Council (check out their new www.onlinefamily.norton.com product for a cool web safety solution for your family), I occasionally get to listen in as some very s... Read more
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