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Staying Sane in Cyberspace

Resources to support parents with managing devices at home: screen time, pedagogy, internet safety, responsible use, digital footprints, eportfolios, and much more.

Resources compiled and curated by TechChef4u. Contact Lisa Johnson if interested in support, resources, and seminars for parents to manage devices at home.

TechChef4u Facebook

Like the TechChef4u Facebook page for resources and multiple avenues for professional development that support and promote purposeful & engaging integration of mobile devices at home and in the iClassroom.

Kids and screen time - how much time should your children spend in front of a screen?

Parenting advice about how much time your child should be allowed to spend on screen-based activities. Find tips on keeping a balance in your kid's life. Find everything for babies, toddlers, kids 0-14 Kidspot Australia

The Balance of Screen Time

"Television rots your brain." In a similar vein, video games turn your mind to mush, and staring at a screen for too long potentially makes you a zombie. In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report suggesting that children under two should not have any screen time.

Brain Research - Technology usage with kids

Articles on brain research, screen time, multi-tasking and how that affects kids minds

Le papier ne sera jamais mort / Paper is not dead on !

À l'époque où le débat fait rage entre les prescripteurs du " tout numérique ", et les irréductibles défenseurs du papier, Le Trèfle prend position avec son nouveau spot TV intitulé " Emma ". Via Leo Burnett Watch more informations about innovation and communication on !

The WIFI--Eanes ISD iPad Pilot Project

Over the past two weeks, students in Natalie Cannon's Latin 2 classes have been working on a Roman Bath Project. While one might think that being in a 1:1 ultimately dictates that every project will be completed on an iPad, many teachers are opting to design projects that offer differentiation and choice of media and allow students to showcase their creativity.

How to cut down on your kids' screen time - The Online Mom

The Online Mom provides internet technology advice and information to help parents protect their kids, encourage responsible behavior and safely harness the power of technology in the new digital world. Social networking, photo sharing, video games, IM & texting, internet security, cyberbullying, educational resources, the latest on tech hardware, gadgets and software for kids 3-8, tweens and teens, and more.

I Forgot My Phone

Written by/Starring Charlene deGuzman Directed by Miles Crawford With (in order of appearance) Jacob Womack Nick Luciano Ani Baker Sabrina London Sean London Garrett Hanson Alana Dietze Oleana Taalman-Koch Reshma Gajjar David Brown Mark Schroeder Yak Manrique Ele Woods Cynthia Kao Josh Kaplan Dylan Booth Vigus Zach Fairless Zac Oyama Nick Rasmussen Tom Fox Paul James Smoke Season Kevin Daniels J Lee Brittany Geronimo Matt Geronimo Farley Crawford Frank Natale Tracie Thoms Jason E.

Greathouse's GREAT Curricular Use of Puppet Pals

Greathouse's middle school class has done it again ( check out their first iLesson using Explain Everything)! Rather than have students read the entire chapter on climate, she created an iJigsaw app-tivity. Students were divided into groups and assigned a section of the climate chapter to summarize and report on.

K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

It is Benjamin Bloom's belief that the entry point to learning is the acquisition of knowledge. He postulates that a solid foundation of terms, facts, theories, and skills is the educational base that will allow the mind to evaluate information effectively and inspire innovation.

Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Updated | WeKnowMemes

Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Updated

Why L.A.'s iPad Rollout Was Doomed

By Anya Kamenetz, The Hechinger Report Scarcely a month ago, on August 27, the Los Angeles County Unified School District placed the first iPads in students' hands at the outset of a $1 billion plan to give one to every single student in the nation's second largest public school district ($500 million for devices, plus an additional $500 million for internet infrastructure upgrades, raised through construction bonds).

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

It's becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home.

Evaluating Web Resources

When was the information published or posted? Has the information been revised or updated? Is the information current or out-of date for your topic? Are the links functional? Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?

iPad PD and iResources

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Tips for Supervision: | Redlands College iPad Portal

Redlands College is operated by Redlands Combined Independent College Inc., an association formed by members of the Churches of Christ. Established in February 1988.....


Last Sunday, I received a note via the contact form on my blog that was a first for me in many ways. It was the first time I had ever been contacted by a parent via my blog, the first time I could not put a comment out of my mind until I had addressed it, and the first time I ever thought about the impact a school's 1:1 take-home technology initiative could have on a family.

iPad Tips 4 Parents

Most of the time I focus on integration tips and examples for teachers. Today, I decided to change the pace and share some management tips for the device at home. With a 1:1 iPad initiative in full swing, setting boundaries with the iPad at home can become an issue.

How to create a Family Phone Contract

We decided she was ready. We picked a phone and plan. Now, she has a phone! My kid spent her first phone weekend searching for the perfect case and texting her friends. On Monday, she discovered her phone journey was not over. We sat down together to draft her phone contract.

Media Time Family Pledge

At the beginning and end of the day, the best way to keep our kids safe online is to parent them. Kids learn best with small lessons over time as opposed to one big lecture or sit-down talk.