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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins

Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
We’ve known for some time that sleep is important for the restoration and strengthening specific functions in the brain linked to memory, regulating emotions, decision-making, and even creativity. But scientists are now discovering the processes through which sleep also cleans the brain like a plumbing system, in the process changing its cellular structure. This research ha
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The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI

The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University (and then
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Clean Minecraft Videos

A site that only allows clean, safe, and Minecraft videos with appropriate content on it. There are over 125 clean Minecraft videos, 30 hours of fun, and a safe enviornment.
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Online Safety Resources

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Get the essential information you need for you and your family to more safely use the Internet. Find top tips for Internet safety, learn how to tell myths from facts when it comes to dangers in the online world.
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Parent Guide for iPad on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Parent Guide for iPad. Download Parent Guide for iPad and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit

Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
The rule at the “grit” expert Angela Duckworth’s house? You can quit. But you can’t quit on a hard day.
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Principal: What happened when my school ended useless homework

Principal: What happened when my school ended useless homework | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
And what young children now do when they go home.
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Annual Youth Survey | Mission Australia

Annual Youth Survey | Mission Australia | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Mission Australia’s Youth Survey is the nation’s largest online annual ‘temperature check’ of teenagers aged between 15 and 19.
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2015 Youth Survey reveals issues which are barriers to young people achieving their goals

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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With The Teacher

How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With The Teacher | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Like a good Scout, parents should be prepared. Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.
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Parent resources | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Parent resources | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Online safety resources targeted to the needs of parents and carers.
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Teen Voices: Dating in the Digital Age | Pew Research Center

Teen Voices: Dating in the Digital Age | Pew Research Center | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
digital technology plays an important role in how teens seek out, maintain and end relationships. In a series of focus groups conducted by the Pew Research Center
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Here's the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid

Here's the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. It's not lots of limits, but it's not being hands off, either.
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Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms -- THE Journal

Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms -- THE Journal | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Classroom wearable technology in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 46 percent over the next four years, according to a recent report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.
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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.
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Study Finds How Parents And Children Actually Use Smartphones

Study Finds How Parents And Children Actually Use Smartphones | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
The Rogers Innovation Report looked at parents and young adult children to see how they use their smartphones.

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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:16 AM

Smartphones are just little notebooks we are going to use for emergency only. (By the way I am 63!)

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Former Stanford dean shares the 8 skills everyone should have by age 18

Former Stanford dean shares the 8 skills everyone should have by age 18 | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Our kids must be able to do these things without resorting to calling a parent on the phone. If they're calling us to ask how, they do not have the life skill.
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Lowercase Keyboard on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Lowercase Keyboard. Download Lowercase Keyboard and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Welcome the newest member of our family: the YouTube Kids app launches in Australia

Welcome the newest member of our family: the YouTube Kids app launches in Australia | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
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Parents: Reject Technology Shame

Parents: Reject Technology Shame | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
The advantages of helping kids learn to navigate the digital world, rather than shielding them from it
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The Kids' Guide to Google Search

The Kids' Guide to Google Search | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. The world's most popular search engine offers clever features, shortcuts, and fun stuff to help your kid search faster and smarter.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 29, 2015 7:52 AM

Kids do need to know good search techniques!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 29, 2015 9:34 AM

Timely as we are implementing Google Apps for ED in our district @lynwoodusd

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, October 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Fun tips on how to use Google. 

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Parent resources | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Parent resources | Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Online safety resources targeted to the needs of parents and carers.
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