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09 Apr 13

"Give your kids a head start in this connected world
We want to help parents to keep up with the opportunities and challenges of raising happy, healthy, well-balanced children in a connected world... one question at a time.
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01 Dec 12

RT @mytowntutors: @dougpete Have you had a chance to check these out 36 #Christmas jokes for #teachers and #parents. http://t.co/BkZbI6w ...

16 Nov 12

"Needless to say, parents of teens nowadays must do everything they can to stay in-the-know. Since your teens have grown up in an online world, they may very well be more online savvy than you, but this shouldn’t be an excuse to give up. As parents, we must challenge ourselves to become familiar with the complexities of the teen online universe and stay educated on the various devices your teens are using to go online."

13 Oct 12

"Recently I was asked about the idea of using specialized software to connect with parents so that they can login, see all of their child’s grades, marks, assignments, homework, and a ton of other information.  Although I believe that these systems are designed to help make our systems transparent and ensure that we connect with kids, are they really effective for learning and improving our relationships with parents?  "

11 Oct 12

"During the average school day, teachers are with children as many waking hours as parents are. But many educators believe there’s a short in the communication lines between themselves and parents. When asked what they’d want parents to know about education, not all of the teachers we spoke to wished to be named - but they did share many common concerns from the classroom."

20 Sep 12

"Apple’s iOS 6 introduces a feature that will benefit teachers and parents alike. Guided Access is a new accessibility function on the iPhone and iPad that lets you disable certain controls within an app and prevents kids from navigating away. When I was a special ed. teacher, I would have loved something like this."

19 Sep 12

Connecting with other parents is a great way to feel less alone and more connected. And if you’re the parent of a child with special needs, the internet can be an amazing tool for finding other parents sharing your special journey. Here's a roundup of some of the best blogs for special needs parents.

17 Sep 12

"Recently I was asked about the idea of using specialized software to connect with parents so that they can login, see all of their child’s grades, marks, assignments, homework, and a ton of other information.  Although I believe that these systems are designed to help make our systems transparent and ensure that we connect with kids, are they really effective for learning and improving our relationships with parents? "

14 Sep 12

"I think parents don’t like it, or, at the very least, get annoyed when they ask their children, “what did you do at school today?” and the answer is “nothing.” (I actually know this to be true, not from statistics or action research, but because I am a mom and this is usually what my kids answer when I ask and I get annoyed)."

04 Sep 12

"Aayushmaan is one of nearly five million elementary and secondary students who will start school on Tuesday, one of 500,000 who are foreign-born, and one of thousands who will be in a Canadian classroom for the first time. It’s a testament to the resiliency of children that, despite the challenges they face – cultural, linguistic and financial – immigrant students in this country outperform their native-born peers."

30 Aug 12

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“I’m already getting parent phone calls and it’s August! Can technology help me manage this through the year?”  "

30 Aug 12

"‘Is it a toy or a tool?’ is the question that every parent should be asking when considering purchasing new technology for back to school. The great thing about many devices is the variety of tasks they can be used for."

27 Aug 12

"A look inside a teacher's mind could help you understand lesson plans and maybe even guide your child to perform better."

24 Aug 12

"But there are also great ways parents can harness education technology to stay involved and learn alongside their children…"

23 Aug 12

"Some students use their mobile phone for more than texting with friends or playing games."

18 Aug 12

"A parent’s first priority must always be to ensure their own child gets the education they deserve. With the options available today through digital learning, parents have more tools at their disposal than ever. (We discussed some of these in “5 Steps That Take 5 Minutes and Can Supercharge Your Child’s Education.”)"

18 Aug 12

"Here are a few tips on getting the most out of your parent/teacher conference:"

12 Aug 12

"At the end of the first day of middle school, many students will carry home at least 5 or 6 Welcome Back to School letters to their parents. Mulitiply this for every child in the family....and a parent might be faced with reading 15 or 20 letters. Yikes that is a lot of reading. Nevermind all the forms that will be sent home to be signed."

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