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48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:10 AM
48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level.

"Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours".
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Casey Smith's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:12 AM

This webpage has a wide range of Apps for Education. There are many Apps for a wide range of KLA's, however is a wonderful webpage to find Apps quickly and to gather an understanding of how to use these within the classroom.

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10 Streaming-Video Services for Kids and Families

10 Streaming-Video Services for Kids and Families | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Find the service that meets your family's needs, interests, and budget.
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Bringing on the babysitters - Washington Post

Bringing on the babysitters - Washington Post | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Trying to use the right recipe for finding a good babysitter
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Readers' love letters to libraries

Readers' love letters to libraries | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
After leading authors showed their love for libraries in written and graphic form, it’s readers’ turn. From life-defining visits to treasured childhood memories, these are some of our favourite tributes

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Cultural diversity pays off, for kids of all ages

Cultural diversity pays off, for kids of all ages | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Your child may be engrossed with his Baby Einstein Take-Along Tunes or trying to escape from the grocery cart. But he's listening, processing and willing to teach us.

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A Parent's Guide to Depression and Suicide in Young Adults

A Parent's Guide to Depression and Suicide in Young Adults | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

While no parent wants to believe that their child would ever consider taking their own life, suicide is actually the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the CDC. It’s vital for parents of young adults to understand and recognize the warning signs of depression, the potential health impact of a suicide attempt, and how to seek help if their child is having suicidal thoughts. "


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Today's guest post is by Dr. Jesse Viner of Yellowbrick, a healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging young adults. 

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Dyslexic Advantage - Dyslexia - Different for a Reason - YouTube

What is Dyslexia? What do MacArthur 'Genius' Mimi Koehl, Pioneering Surgeon Marc Rowe, Forbes Midas list Venture Capitalist Scott Sandell, AIDS Ebola Medical...

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Harvard, Schmarvard; Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be the Least of Your Concerns

Harvard, Schmarvard; Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be the Least of Your Concerns | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
For some parents, college acceptance approaches the culmination of every single parenting choice ever made. It can seem the ultimate goal, the ROI of parenthood, the final gold award and the epitome of a parenting job well done....
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Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our children's education

Secret Teacher: jargon is ruining our children's education | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
the constant jargon that teachers are forced to use is rubbing off on our students. Not only is this meaningless for them but it's increasingly making their academic performance their responsibility too. Do primary school children really need that kind of pressure when they're so young?

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A Historic Hearing on Dyslexia

A Historic Hearing on Dyslexia | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
For two hours at the Rayburn Office Building of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, there were no Democrats or Republicans -- just citizens who are concerned about the prevalence of dyslexia in our nation’s children, and convinced that something huge needs to be done to help these kids read, learn and thrive. The Congressional Committee Hearing on The Science of Dyslexia brought educators, parents, and lawmakers to the table.

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An excellent summary! Yes, I do think we can refer to this one as historic without fear of overstating things.

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5 ways to help your kid have a great school year (Hint: don’t help him)

5 ways to help your kid have a great school year (Hint: don’t help him) | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Do you do too much for your child? Here are 5 ways to teach them to do for themselves, and become more independent this school year.
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Free Digital Parenting 101 Course on iTunes

Free Digital Parenting 101 Course on iTunes | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course Eanes ISD Digital Parenting Course on iTunes U.

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Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity?

Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity? | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
For advocates of chewing gum in school, if there are any, the past decade of research has brought data, and perhaps hope.

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Back to School: Teens and Digital Stress

Back to School: Teens and Digital Stress | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Being a teenager today is not easy. As schools open throughout the country during August and September, teens are dealing with more than the normal stress that we dealt with before technology....
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Worth reading the whole report at New Media and Society Journal

 

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From Free to Fancy: Go-To Gifts for Moms Of Young Children

From Free to Fancy: Go-To Gifts for Moms Of Young Children | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
A gift list put together by moms who are feeling short on energy, sleep, free time, and fun.
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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Expectant Mom

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Expectant Mom | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
The ultimate guide for finding fabulous gift ideas for the expectant mom in your life.
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Spice Up Your Holiday Traditions - Mom's Choice Matters

Spice Up Your Holiday Traditions - Mom's Choice Matters | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Traditions are a big part of celebrating the holidays. Mary O'Donohue shares ideas on how to make those holiday traditions more meaningful all year long.
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Gratitude is more than "thank you," and it is a tough concept for kids. Mary O'Donohue has some great ideas on how to use the holidays as a launching pad for creating lifelong habits of showing gratitude.

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5 Questions Great Leaders Ask of New Hires in The First Month

5 Questions Great Leaders Ask of New Hires in The First Month | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

There are a few questions only the best leaders ask of new recruits to drive performance. 


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These questions (with a little tweak) are good for parents too - particularly in those "transition" years, like elementary to middle school, middle to high school, moving out on their own ... you get the idea

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 10:27 AM

This is a helpful article for anyone who is responsible for a team.

 

(From the article): What one other thing could I have done this month to help you settle in?


This is a question that is very rarely asked. I admit it, most of the time I miss this too. Yet it’s surprising, because as leaders we all have a responsibility to help new recruits get settled.

 

Often the typical question of ‘what would you have changed about your work’ comes at the exit interview, but by then its way too late for any change.

 

This question has several powerful purposes for both the leader and the recruit.

 

First, it tells the recruit that the leader is open to feedback. What better time to encourage this type of conversation than during the first month of work. Second, it helps the leader spot opportunities to help the recruit further settle in. And finally, it helps the leader fine tune their approach to inducting new people, so for the next person they hire, they can adjust their process for maximum affect

 

 

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Mental Illness: Why You Don't Understand It

Mental Illness: Why You Don't Understand It | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

“I’m not the only one!” I cried at the screen, blubbering about on a mound of pillows like a beached walrus, producing a waterworks display that nearly got me hired at Sea World. . . . 


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Gina Stepp's curator insight, November 12, 3:09 PM

Mom Psych's recent guest blogger, Lauren Parkes, connected with so many readers that we've asked her to take on her own blog for Mom Psych. Please follow Lauren as she takes us Inside Anorexia to help us better understand and support our loved ones, while also offering sufferers the assurance that help and hope are within reach.

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Kids with two languages - Tots to Teens

Kids with two languages - Tots to Teens | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
In the global community that our kids are growing up in, only being able to communicate in one language is beginning to seem rather old-fashioned. Here are some good reasons to encourage bilingualism in your child.
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We are a global community, and while not everyone is adept it picking up or learning additional languages, introducing them to the sounds and cultures around them is invaluable to raising a respectful, engaged citizen of the world.

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6 Ways Sports Can Benefit Your Child

6 Ways Sports Can Benefit Your Child | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
The positive benefits for kids who play sports are almost too awesome to miss out on. For more parenting advice, visit P&G everyday today!
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Books That Help Create a Class Community Through Read Alouds | Children's Literacy Initiative - Serving Pre-k through 3rd grade educators since 1988

Books That Help Create a Class Community Through Read Alouds | Children's Literacy Initiative - Serving Pre-k through 3rd grade educators since 1988 | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
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The 36th AVENUE | 10 Things Children Learn From Parents

The 36th AVENUE | 10 Things Children Learn From Parents | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Today I am sharing 10 valuable qualities that children can learn by their parents example. Let me tell you I was lucky to grow up as the youngest child of a loving family. As you can see I am not saying a perfect family but a loving one. We had plenty of imperfections, plenty of craziness...
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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."


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Lisa Carey's curator insight, August 27, 4:28 PM

Action & Expression!

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The Maker movement taps into the very heart of learning adding purpose and practice to pedagogy,  a heutagogical approach.  How's that for an educational classification?

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Tips for reducing stress in the classroom

Tips for reducing stress in the classroom | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Helping kids with reducing stress in the classroom starts at home with parents introducing this life-long skill of managing stress.
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Everybody stay calm! 9 ways to ease your kid's back-to-school anxiety - Today.com

Everybody stay calm! 9 ways to ease your kid's back-to-school anxiety - Today.com | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Everybody stay calm! 9 ways to ease your kid's back-to-school anxiety
Today.com
It's easy to think that separation anxiety is just for clingy babies, but even your normally cool-as-a-cucumber kid can get unnerved when it comes to starting school.

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Anxiety comes in lots of forms ... and kids *express* it in different ways. These tips can help whether the anxiety is separation or a new school. Although some of the items are geared more to preschool and early elementary students, older students can benefit from getting back into a *real* schedule, checking out their classrooms, etc.

 

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