Technology

Technology

Creating Confidence Through Coding

As a parent, how can you help prepare your children for jobs and careers in fields that have not been invented yet? Computer programming, or the more generic term, coding, is a fantastic place to start. The best part is that learning to code is surprisingly fun. Getting started is easy, even if you or your child have no experience whatsoever.    ...
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STEM schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio STEM Showcase

Education in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is of growing importance at many schools. Here are a few in the greater Cleveland/Akron area that are featuring STEM makerspaces. ...
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Digital Fun for Winter Break Boredom

Winter break is here! With the kids being home, you might find them asking at some point "There’s nothing to do! I'm bored." Taking them to an activity is not always an option. Here are some engaging activities for families looking to use the digital world to alleviate that real world boredom.  ...
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Diving Deep in Your Kid’s Roblox World

Mike Daugherty, Northeast Ohio Parent tech columnist, takes parents through the popular Roblox platform. He shares what parents need to know and ways to monitor their child's interaction with the online game venue. ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent. ...
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21st Century Piggy Bank for Your Kids

Teaching your kids to manage money is an invaluable life lesson. Mike Daugherty, technology expert, shares with us his recommendation for a new app kids — and parents — can use to improve financial literacy. ...
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Podcast Episode #54: Children and Screens

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner and Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra discuss how electronics are shaping our kids' development and lives, as well as what to do about technology addiction and cyberbullying. If you have screens in your home, you won’t want to miss this episode. ...
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The Social Media Eventuality: When Should Parents Allow Their Kids to Join?

Social media is one of the primary ways centennials communicate with their peers, local businesses and the global community. It is almost inevitable that your children will ask to create accounts on major social media platforms as they enter adolescence. The question of when they should be allowed to join social media is tricky. No parent wants to see their child left behind, but social media presents a whole new set of challenges. Learn how you and your child can take a safe approach to entering the world of social media.  ...
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Tools to Filter Your Home Internet and Limit Screen Time

During the stay-at-home orders and the summer months, screen time limits were non-existent in many households. Now the school year has begun, but the pandemic continues. Reinstating screen time limits after months of freedom is difficult — and when you add required technology use for academic purposes, keeping your student on task can become overwhelming. Here are several options for parents looking to control technology use in their household. ...
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Making the Most of Remote Learning

The reopening of school continues to be a hot topic of conversation across the country. Most school districts are offering multiple options for families in the fall. The three primary

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