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Parenting the 21st Century Student
A teacher's suggestions for supporting a 21st Century Learner in Today's Classroom
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The Google Yourself Challenge

The Google Yourself Challenge | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it

Just how much information about you is online? Google yourself to find out and reconsider what details should be kept private and off the Internet.


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Parents Guide on The Use of Pinterest

Parents Guide on The Use of Pinterest | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it

Pinterest has really revolutionized visual bookmarking and within just few months since its launch it counted thousands and thousands of members and is still exponentially growing in popularity that it catches up with the other long standing popular platforms such as Diigo , Stumble Upon, and Digg.


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This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory / UCLA Newsroom

This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory / UCLA Newsroom | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory / UCLA Newsroom...

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Parent Trigger Laws: Why It's Better to Embrace Collaboration

Parent Trigger Laws: Why It's Better to Embrace Collaboration | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Parent trigger laws have been attracting a lot of attention of lately.
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If Every Teacher Did This….

If Every Teacher Did This…. | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
This teacher had to make a tough decision about parent night. Should he tell them how the state’s “reforms” are robbing their children of instruction? Should he explain that the s...
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eFace Today: What Engaged Means – Do Engaged Families Need Support?

eFace Today: What Engaged Means – Do Engaged Families Need Support? | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
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4 Ways We Can Connect With Parents | Connected Principals

4 Ways We Can Connect With Parents | Connected Principals | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by familymwr Recently I was asked about the idea of using specialized software to connect with parents so that th...
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Some of My Parenting Wishes for This Year

Some of My Parenting Wishes for This Year | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
I am not sure what it means to take off my ’teaching hat’ and put on my ‘parenting hat’; it’s kind of all the same to me. I also think we bring all of our hats to help...

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Tweet for teacher: schools slowly go digital

Are we really protecting students by banning the use of Facebook and Twitter in classroom settings? 

 

Shouldn't we prepare them for the challenges of using them in the real world?

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Parents Who Understand School Data Can Act on It

Parents Who Understand School Data Can Act on It | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Michele Molnar is a veteran journalist who has written about education at the local and national levels, as well as about business and community associations.
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Internet Filters Tips | Common Sense Media

Internet Filters Tips | Common Sense Media | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Internet filters can protect your kids from iffy sites, but they're just one tool in your Web-safety arsenal.
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Grandparents Day Video Idea

  On Grandparent's Day, why not learn something new about them? Help them share their wisdom, and turn it into a video!   
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As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it

New research suggests that American schoolchildren are becoming less creative. It is sobering to read Kyung Hee Kim’s recent research report documenting a continuous decline in creativity among American schoolchildren over the last two or three decades.


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25 Education Bogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else)

25 Education Bogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it

As a parent, it’s your job to look ahead and plan for the future, whether that means packing lunch or creating a roadmap for college. Perhaps one of the most important things parents can look ahead to is education. School reform, college, and getting involved as a parent are all important topics for parents to stay on top of, and these blogs all offer great ways to do so. We’ve discovered 25 of the best education blogs for proactive parents, and we encourage you to check them out.


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10 Golden Rules for Parents in A Digital Age

10 Golden Rules for Parents in A Digital Age | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it

There is a growing dependence on the use of digital media from our students and kids. Sometimes it is just unbelievable especially when we, the digital immigrants, compare our childhood and teenagehood to our students, the digital natives. Back then, socializing with neighbouring kids was the major pass time for us but today's kids they socialize more with digital gadgets and spend less time not only with their buddies but even with their own families. 


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Is it Important to Eat Breakfast Everyday |

Is it Important to Eat Breakfast Everyday | | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Image by robertbanh It's long been said breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or is it?
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'Children Succeed' With Character, Not Test Scores : NPR

Author Paul Tough says parents should focus less on SAT and IQ scores, and more on fostering grit, curiosity and character in their kids.
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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.
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The Twitter-Informed Parent: Finding Ideas, Advice and Support Online

The Twitter-Informed Parent: Finding Ideas, Advice and Support Online | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
If you're a parent interested in education, Twitter is the new essential resource. Here's why.
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Tech Creation Learning Tools for Kids

Tech Creation Learning Tools for Kids | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media editors help you choose tech creation learning tools for kids. Great tools to help kids learn the craft of creating with technology.
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Educate Parents About Digital Creation, Plagiarism, and Piracy | Common Sense Media

Educate Parents About Digital Creation, Plagiarism, and Piracy | Common Sense Media | Parenting the 21st Century Student | Scoop.it
Use these guides to help facilitate a conversation with parents about online privacy and security. The guides include open-ended questions as well as...
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