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Category Archives: Parenting
inBloom & Net Neutrality: I’ve Got the Blues
Two things happened in the news this week that have me really bummed out. The first is that inBloom announced that it is winding down. The purpose of inBloom was to be a data repository for student data; a resource … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Technology Tagged edtech, Education, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, inBloom, internet, Net Neutrality, Performance, Technology 2 Comments
5 Important Questions before Giving your Child a Smart Device
Today’s post comes from guest blogger Reese Jones. Reese is an IOS and android fan who loves phones and print media. Reese writes regularly for Techie Doodlers. She is also a keen footballer (for those in the US, that mean soccer!) and … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Technology Tagged Android, Children, Education, education technology, Educational technology, gaming, IOS, IPad, IPhone, K through 12, kids, Mobile phone, Smart device 3 Comments
Parents’ thoughts on K12 Mobile Learning!
We know that smart devices and mobile learning are HOT in K12 right now. And here’s what parents have to say (we think they like it!)
Posted in Parenting, Technology Tagged Android, App Store, Apple, apps, Child, Classroom, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, IOS, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, K through 12, Learning, mlearning, mobile, Student Leave a comment
I am an Edupreneur.
Last week my friend Frank Catalano wrote a wonderful piece for the MindShift blog. He talked about the fact that there is a plethora of new companies looking to apply technology to the education market, but that there is still … Continue reading
Posted in Balefire Labs, Parenting, Technology Tagged Android, App Store, apps, Balefire Labs, Education, education apps, Educational technology, Educators, Frank Catalano, Google, Google Play, Interactive whiteboard, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, IWB, kids apps, mindshift, mlearning, Parent, Smart Technologies, Teacher, teaching Leave a comment
Hug your kids today…and while you’re at it, a teacher.
Today I had another post planned. But anything else that I could have written about seems so trivial now. I’m sure none of us could have imagined the horror of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT … Continue reading
Entrepreneurial Accelerator….We’re In! Woo Hoo!
I haven’t been nearly as good as I should have been lately with blogging. But I have a good excuse. Honest. Most of you have seen my other posts where I do product reviews and give feedback about what I … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Instructional Design, Parenting, Technology Tagged Android, App Store, Ask an Expert, Education, education apps, Educational technology, Entrepreneur, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Google, Instructional design, IPad, Merrimack Valley, New England, Startup company, University of Massachusetts Lowell 7 Comments
In Defense of Homework
I’ve been reading quite a few anti-homework articles lately. Is this something new? Have I just been missing it? It seems like in the blink of an eye we went from everyone being pro-flipping the classroom (with its requisite video-watching … Continue reading
A Simple Friday Feel-Good for Educators
This week I was really inspired by a piece that Kathy Cuff wrote for the Blanchard LeaderChat site, “Got a new employee? 3 ways to show you care.” Here is Kathy’s list of those 3 ways: 1. Never reprimand a … Continue reading
What Do Austin Powers and My Mom Have in Common?
“Oh, Behave!” My post today is in honor of my mom, Jane Mahon, and other mothers out there who do an awesome job parenting, just based on their natural intuition. They didn’t need any of that fancy book-learnin’ that I … Continue reading