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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 ...

mcgraw-hill education and NCFL: spread the word campaign
February 28, 2014 1 comment

mcgraw-hill education and NCFL: spread the word campaign

    March is a super-exciting month as far as reading and literacy are concerned. There’s a lot of happy going on–a lot of happy. We’ve got Read Across America ...

analog twitter wall to build relationships and digital citizenship
February 16, 2014 No Comment

analog twitter wall to build relationships and digital citizenship

The following guest post is written by Drew Minock, of Two Guys and Some iPads and the Two Guys podcast.  Drew knows his stuff. Check him out. I absolutely love this ...

using iPad apps to create
February 2, 2014 No Comment

using iPad apps to create

The following guest post is written by the amazing and incredible Susan Stephenson, of The Book Chook. Susan is my Australian friend who has tons of fab ideas on children’s literacy, ...

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 ...

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises
August 18, 2013 2 comments

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises

    We’re close to the finish line here, and my heart is heavy. Though my own work is piling up by the second, the fun I’ve had with the ...