Education

GoldieBlox Goes Digital with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Free App

GoldieBlox Goes Digital with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Free App
October 22, 2014 3 Comments »

How do you build an interest in science, technology, engineering and math in young girls? Give them interesting and engaging products that foster their curiosity and a desire to want to know more. As a mom of a girl who ... Read More »

#MomswithApps: Helping Parents Find Just-Right Apps for Their Kids

#MomswithApps: Helping Parents Find Just-Right Apps for Their Kids
October 9, 2014 No Comments »

This post is brought to you by Moms With Apps and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Almost seven years ago, as my preschool aged daughter was about to inherit a hand-me-down computer from my mother-in-law, I wondered where ... Read More »

Teaching Fire Safety Through Interactive Apps

Teaching Fire Safety Through Interactive Apps
October 8, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post Years ago when I was a first grade teacher, I was always trying to plan creative ways to teach my students about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week. I had favorite books for read-alouds ... Read More »

Teaching Our Kids to Care Beyond the Ribbon

Teaching Our Kids to Care Beyond the Ribbon
October 3, 2014 6 Comments »

A couple of weeks ago my kids came home with a flier from school declaring September 30 as a day to wear gold in honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. With families at our school affected by childhood ... Read More »

#Do1Thing to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint

#Do1Thing to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint
September 29, 2014 6 Comments »

Social media and technology allow us to get information and stay connected constantly but now more than ever the digital footprint we leave has a lasting impact on all ages and stages of life. Over the weekend I was talking ... Read More »

Virtual Club Penguin Play Helps Build Real-World Schools in Ecuador, Haiti & India

Virtual Club Penguin Play Helps Build Real-World Schools in Ecuador, Haiti & India
September 25, 2014 No Comments »

Besides teaching kids about safe social networking through a fun interactive virtual world, Club Penguin is committed to helping kids get involved in creating change around the world even at the youngest ages. In addition to the annual holiday Coins ... Read More »

#GearUp with 6 Must-Have Tools to Stay Organized and Streamline Productivity

#GearUp with 6 Must-Have Tools to Stay Organized and Streamline Productivity
September 24, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post Now that the newness of back to school has worn off and we’re well into the routines that go with homework and busy afternoons full of after school activities, it’s more important than ever to ... Read More »

4 Ways to Use Your Voice to Advocate for Moms Around the World #2030Now

4 Ways to Use Your Voice to Advocate for Moms Around the World #2030Now
September 23, 2014 14 Comments »

Pour yourself another cup. Sit down. And buckle up. This could be the most important thing you read all day. As I sat on the high speed Acela train taking me home from the Social Good Summit in New York ... Read More »

Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series Motivates Reluctant Readers

Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series Motivates Reluctant Readers
September 17, 2014 Comments Off

This is a sponsored post One of the biggest challenges that parents and teachers face in the elementary years is getting reluctant readers to pick up a book. As teachers try to encourage independent reading skills by helping their students ... Read More »

ESRB Celebrates 20 Years of Rating Video Games and Apps

ESRB Celebrates 20 Years of Rating Video Games and Apps
September 16, 2014 1 Comment »

Characters like Mario, Sonic, Master Chief, Ratchet and Clank, Lara Croft, Snake, and other popular video game characters have shared one thing in common over the last 20 years: they’re all featured in a game that carries an Entertainment Software ... Read More »