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Making Sense - Common Sense Media Blog | Common Sense Media

Making Sense - Common Sense Media Blog | Common Sense Media | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Get expert advice and common sense ideas about parenting, media, movie ratings and reviews, apps for kids, educational games ... and everything in between.
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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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#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens - CNN.com

#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens - CNN.com | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it

A CNN special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens," airs October 5 at 9 P.M. ET.

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20 Tough Truths About Being a Teacher Mom - Brilliant or Insane

20 Tough Truths About Being a Teacher Mom - Brilliant or Insane | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Do you know a new teacher mom? Share these twenty tough truths with her.
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Live Parental Controls | Apps | Discover | Home | NETGEAR

Live Parental Controls | Apps | Discover | Home | NETGEAR | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
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Parents are often looking for a simple and affordable way to control content accessed on home network. This is a good option for those of you with a Netgear router.

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Common-Sense, Science-Based Advice on Toddler Screen Time—Finally!

Common-Sense, Science-Based Advice on Toddler Screen Time—Finally! | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
It’s a question always sparking hot debate in parenting circles: Do you let your babies and toddlers use screens?
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critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger - YouTube

How to give feedback. Featuring Ron Berger from Expeditionary Learning. Produced by David Grant www.elschools.org www.realschoolchange.org Help us caption & translate this video! ...
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What is keeping your kids up at night? Turning off electronics helps everyone sleep better

What is keeping your kids up at night? Turning off electronics helps everyone sleep better | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often go hand in hand when it comes to school-aged kids.
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Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Trend Alert: 6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Capturing and posting casual moments seems consequence-free. But, of course, it's not.
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Great list of sharing Apps used by Teens and Tweens to post - with pros and cons

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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
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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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On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
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Think girls spend more time visiting Facebook than boys? think again -great insight into tech use by teens

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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and…
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Some reassurance for those parents battling to achieve balanced usage of time on Minecraft,. Warning,,,,, under no circumstances show your child this article :)

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher

Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
Parents should seek out educators who have outside intellectual lives, follow the data and ask terrific questions.
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Teacher - ACER

Teacher - ACER | ParentingOnline | Scoop.it
A new online national publication for school educators, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
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Homework debate remains unanswered but Prof Hattie has it when he highlights "....homework in prim school has an effect-size around zero 'which is why we need to get it right, not why we need to get rid of it..'

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