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Helpful Blogs for Busy Parents

Parenting Technology
Parenting in the digital age is challenging; it's difficult to keep up with the changing trends, devices and websites that drive the desires of the younger generation. Tech columnist Mike Daugherty shares his favorite blogs that are most relevant to the daily challenge that is modern parenting. ...
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Don’t Believe Everything That You Read…

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Wikipedia defines fake news as “a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media.”  read more

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Continuous Partial Attention: Parenting with Digital Distractions

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Smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate, do business, exercise, and so much more. It is hard to imagine a world without these amazingly connected, helpful devices.  read more

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Play Away the Winter Blues: Tech Fun for Kids

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The holidays have passed and sooner or later, the gifts that were so shiny and new will begin to lose some of their appeal. This can lead to the dreaded "What can we do?" question. These sites provide engaging activities for children that use the digital world to alleviate that real-world boredom by blending the two. ...
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Forget the Kids: Presents for Parents

Parenting Technology

Around this time last year, this column featured the latest toys and tech that had captured the hearts of children for the holiday season. Lists like that are a dime

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Admissions Apps & College Consultants for High School Students

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Choosing the right college or university is only part of the journey. Students still need to complete a rigorous application process and many have to figure out how they plan to fund their education. High school counselors can provide some guidance; however, students and parents also may want to consider outside support like these apps and websites. ...
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Benefits of a Makerspace — and How to Create one at Home

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As automated technology may replace part of the traditional workforce, schools must teach students the skills they need to be successful in jobs that do not even exist yet. Makerspaces provide a space for students to learn those skills. Learn what these inventive spaces offer, as well as how to provide these learning opportunities at home. ...
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Social Media and Self Image for Today’s Teens

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The rise of smartphones and social media pushes today's teens to be full-time brand managers who strive for likes, comments, upvotes, emojis and hashtags regarding how they present themselves. Unfortunately, this strengthens the perception that image is everything, and getting likes is the key to happiness. Anxiety, depression and self doubt all rise when teens measure their worth by the number of likes they receive. ...
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Saving and Organizing Your Family’s Photos

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Capturing the moments in our children’s lives is much different than it was for our parents. Previous generations did not have the luxury of a portable, high definition, always in your pocket camera. Learn what you can do to ensure life’s most memorable moments end up safely stored away. ...
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My Child is a Hacker? Help!

Education Technology
Hollywood has done a tremendous job at glorifying the mysterious, mischievous life of a computer hacker. It is easy to see how a child with a passion for electronics could be persuaded into believing this perception is a reality. We take a look at how parents help their amateur hackers avoid pitfalls and find success. ...
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