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If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher:  It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!
Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated in schools nationwide this week. Many PTAs, PTOs, and other parent groups will be busy making sure school staff gets recognized– often with a special breakfast or lunch, cards, or other tokens of appreciation.  Parents and students may participate too with a small gift or note of thanks.  I... Read more »

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?
Technology turned off  for a week? Sounds nearly impossible to do! This is the challenge of Screen-Free Week   (formerly known as TV Turn-Off Week) which is April 29 through May 5, 2013. It is an annual celebration that asks children, families, schools, and communities across the nation to turn off the screens and “turn... Read more »

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny
It is not easy for most parents to keep up with their tweens and teens when it comes to maneuvering their way around technology and social media.  (see my blog on Social Media Week)   These kids have a huge advantage over parents in that they have been exposed to technology of some sort from toddlerhood!  ... Read more »
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Does Everybody Have a Plug? Addicted to Technology

Does Everybody Have a Plug? Addicted to Technology
At the start of the summer, some friends and I took our kids to Lincoln Park Zoo for the day. We went to my friend’s condo to rest and regroup before heading out for pizza. Within minutes of entering her home, and without much discussion- nearly everyone in the group sought out an electrical outlet... Read more »
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