Tag Archives: tech

Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

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In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

Is Coding An Important Skill For Children?

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With technology on the rise, many have asked if coding is a necessary skill to learn for the kids.  Getting all children to code at school has been a widespread controversy for the tech industry for some time now. Many within the technology sector have been strongly encouraging and supporting for coding to be inculcated […]

Digital Distraction vs Digital Supplementation

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Being distracted by technology isn’t a new thing, but today’s tech is different. Digital distraction is a term only those living in our Information Age might know. Being distracted by technology isn’t a new thing, but today’s tech is different. It’s personal—so personal, in fact, that we can’t imagine living our lives without it now. […]

Integrating Classroom Technology For Your Child Is Important

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At no other point in history does technology have more of a place in the modern classroom than today. Change can be scary, and exponential change even more so. Such is the reality facing teachers as technology continues to develop a foothold in the modern classroom. But why should educators choose not to fear using […]

Lets build healthier relationships with technology!

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How can we build healthier relationships with technology? While, of course, social media has its benefits, it has also taken over young people’s relationships and is constructing their daily reality—homework, weekend plans, flirting, friendship, their sense of self and belonging—all within a system that is designed to capture and monetize our attention. In this unprecedented […]

How To Help Your Child Have A Great Virtual School Year

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The number of summer days is dwindling and if anxiety about the new school year is creeping in, you’re not alone. We have all the feels but somehow, we have take a deep breath and set them aside because it’s more important than ever to help your child have a great virtual school year. Proactive […]

Has the digital age ruined the elements of childhood?

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Our children and teens are tormented by dangerously high rates of depression, self-injurious cutting, and other serious emotional problems. This generation’s suffering because of the hopeless and menacing cyberworld they inhabit, elementary schoolers are cyberbullied on social media, teens scroll through grisly photos of self-mutilation online. This digital immersion cuts them off from needed family […]

Authoritative Tech Parenting?

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Parenting articles and books have been encouraging parents to form close bonds with their child. But the advice dramatically shifts for the raising of older children, as pop-culture pundits suggest that it’s normal for teens, and even pre-teens, to disengage from their families. “She lives on her phone in her room, But what can I […]

Conversing with Your Child

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Try not to let your conversations about screen use end up in an argument. Like many controversial topics, discussions around technology will have the power to gain or decay trust. Most importantly, by listening with CARE and responding with LOVE, you will head down the route of building trust. The elements of understanding, respect, and […]