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In the time when smart phones with a trillion apps are the norm, students have started treating teachers like TV sets on in the background of their otherwise engaged classroom lives.  

 

About ten years ago, I started to notice it: My high school students began to...

"Forever young, I want to be forever young" ~ Alphaville

 

I grew up in the 80’s. I’m a sucker for 80’s music; it’s sad, but true. Lately, as I listen to my...

When I was in the classroom I always sent home a game or puzzle on weekends or holidays so my students and families would have something to do during a down time or quiet time. Today, we can use some technology tools and create our favorite summertime links.

 

Since lots of...

If the national school schedule does change from traditional to year-round, it will undoubtedly have lasting effects on the family and the community. Family vacations, child care, and routine living would be disrupted by year-round educational programs.  Ultimately, this will force a...

As a parent and a techie, I have always struggled with how much time is too much for my children to spend in front of a screen.

 

My son enjoys playing video games, surfing child-friendly websites, and watching television shows. This makes “screen time” a perfect...

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