Tech Tips for Parents

When it comes to balancing your family’s digital diet, there are a ton of great resources out there for parents.

I always recommend starting with Common Sense Media. They have solid advice, as well as extensive ratings for films, TV shows, video games, apps and more.

If they need support with time management (and, really… who doesn’t?), here’s a personalized tech use policy that our students created. Fill it out together and put it up on the fridge. You can help avoid conflict if you’ve got some clearly set guidelines.

Additional Parent Resources: Stay open, stay involved, and stay informed!

From Google, here’s Teach Parents Tech, with video tutorials to help you (and your parents!) navigate the Internet, use specific programs, and get a handle on all things tech!

Product reviews for the latest in apps: Children’s Technology Review

Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age: Parent Further’s Technology and Media page

And if you need it, here are some tips for setting parental controls on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches

I’ll update the blog with more links and articles that are relevant to parenting today’s teens, but here are a few that might be helpful.

Choices Magazine: November, 2016: What You Need to Know About Tracking Homework

The National Sleep Foundation: Teens and Sleep

 

More hints and tips in the classroom...

Today’s Health Class

What makes an effective Health curriculum? Check out this article from the CDC… it very clearly breaks down the characteristics of an up-to-date Health class,

The Energy Bar Project: Part 2

Last week I wrote about part one of a new project my 8th graders have been working on where they analyze the health claims of

PHASE 2019

Hi friends! Below you’ll find a link to the pages for all of our workshops this weekend. Google Doc folder containing all of the slide shows

Time Management

Procrastination and time management are huge issues for all of us, not just the kids. Here’s a great digital workshop on multi-tasking that can be