Digital Teaching and Learning Trends in Schools

Blended Learning Schools Technology allows for learning to continue outside of the normal school day in a variety of ways. Students can access content whenever and wherever they want to consume it. These are reasons why so many schools are adopting blended learning classrooms, which free up vital in-class time for teachers to coach individual … Continue reading Digital Teaching and Learning Trends in Schools

Google Docs: A New Way to be Cyberbullied

Every day, millions of students engage with computers and tablets for learning purposes. Teachers spend hours monitoring the progress of these students, ensuring that they stay on task by using either proximity monitoring or an MDM. To accomplish this, Google products are often favored by schools as they allow easy collaboration and seamless incorporation with … Continue reading Google Docs: A New Way to be Cyberbullied

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Youth Slang Words

If you’ve ever looked at your tweens’ or teenagers’ messages and social media and didn’t have the slightest clue about what they’re talking about, know this—you’re not alone. It’s no secret that teenagers use online slang not only to save time, but also to hide conversations from their parents. And the numbers don’t lie about … Continue reading A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Youth Slang Words

8 Cyberbullying Apps Parents Should Know About

Approximately 34% of students in the US report experiencing cyberbullying during their lifetime. Even more concerning? 62% of students polled in a recent study by techjury said that they wouldn’t tell their parents if they were being bullied online. Today, anonymous apps continue to be a breeding ground for cyberbullying, where bullies can reach their … Continue reading 8 Cyberbullying Apps Parents Should Know About

How to Partner with Schools to Manage Your Child’s School Devices at Home

As technology in schools goes beyond laptops and tablets to include wearables, makerspaces, 3D printers, and more, parents find themselves inundated and behind the digital device learning curve. But there are now tools specifically designed to help manage the digital lives of your children, while protecting them from harm - even from cyberbullying and self-harm. … Continue reading How to Partner with Schools to Manage Your Child’s School Devices at Home

Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite (and Other Trends)

Number Neighbors/Text Door Neighbors A game where kids and adults are calling or texting people who share their phone number, but the last number is +/- 1. For example, if your phone number is (202) 555-0191, your number neighbors/text door neighbors would be (202) 555-0190 and (202) 555-0192. Why is it popular? This trend has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite (and Other Trends)

7 Ways to Help Families Manage Back-to-School Stress

Stressed, frazzled, and tired – American families face increasing mental health, behavioral, financial, and academic stressors as children return to school. What Does Back-to-School Stress Look Like for Families? As a new school year gets underway, stressors for families intensify. Parental back-to-school pressures involve kids’ clothing, school supplies, lunches, after-school programs, drop-offs and pick-ups, homework, … Continue reading 7 Ways to Help Families Manage Back-to-School Stress