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virtual travel: kids can explore without leaving home
March 10, 2014 No Comment

virtual travel: kids can explore without leaving home

    Springtime often means sunshine and warm breezes, park play dates and bike rides. But it also means rain boots and umbrellas.  Long and lazy afternoons inside, waiting for ...

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO
January 14, 2014 2 comments

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO

My kids have long been interested in electronics and technology, but only recently have they been interested in trying their hand at game design. Right. As in my kids, 10, ...

3 reasons we are thankful for our Intel All-In-One PC (sponsored)
November 27, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons we are thankful for our Intel All-In-One PC (sponsored)

    We are wholeheartedly thankful for many of the opportunities that writing this little bloggy-blog affords because it is truly a labor of love. For many, many years I ...

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement
November 13, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement

Our family just signed our first Family Media Agreements. Yep. We’re a digital family in a digital age, and it’s about time we got all the important stuff out on ...

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz
November 11, 2013 No Comment

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz

As a parent of a tween, I’m up for almost anything that will help her become better at speaking, thinking, and sharing her ideas and opinions. As an educator, I ...

the Intel All-In-One PC: fab device for digital families (sponsored)
November 9, 2013 No Comment

the Intel All-In-One PC: fab device for digital families (sponsored)

    The Intel All-In-One PC (sometimes written as AIO PC) is so totally awesome, it’s barely believable.  When I use it with the kids, I can hardly wrap my ...

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time
November 8, 2013 9 comments

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time

    My digital kids have been using Game Time Cards for the last few years, and it’s been a huge, huge, HUGE help in keeping their screen time in ...

digital and hand-drawn bookmarks: modern kid masterpieces
May 29, 2013 No Comment

digital and hand-drawn bookmarks: modern kid masterpieces

The Washington Post’s KidsPost is hosting a bookmark design contest for its Summer Book Club. So between shoving Cheerios and oj in their faces at breakfast on Tuesday, Maddy, Owen, ...

learn about safe online browsing (and win an iPad mini)
April 9, 2013 No Comment

learn about safe online browsing (and win an iPad mini)

I’m so excited to have been invited to be a panelist for a Twitter event this week that brings together digital and families and kids and online safety and wraps ...

helping kids use PowerPoint for presentations and serious learning fun
March 20, 2013 3 comments

helping kids use PowerPoint for presentations and serious learning fun

It’s Spring Fair time, Science Share time, Reader’s Tea, Poetry Share, and International Night time at schools all around the country. Kids are sharing their learning, and they’re learning about ...

PBS LearningMedia: fab, free resources for teaching learning
February 5, 2013 No Comment

PBS LearningMedia: fab, free resources for teaching learning

This Wednesday, I’m thrilled to celebrate a site rich with resources for teaching and learning. I’m thrilled to have a chance to hang out with great parents and educators. And ...