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Parents

The posts in this category address various topics that parents of students of all ages might find informative and useful.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Parents

Building strong teacher-parent relationships takes time and patience. Schools need to prepare the ground for clear communication, expectation setting, and even conflict resolution. However, finding the right edtech tools can have tremendous benefits, especially when it comes to supporting students in their learning journey.

What can parents do about cyberbullying
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What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

Parents

There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent. Cyberbullying puts teenagers on both sides of the fence at risk, making it ever more important for parents to understand the behavior, its consequences, and how to prevent and manage it. Parents can intervene in a potentially dangerous cyberbullying situation.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students
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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Parents, Teachers

Eye-gaze technology is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. It has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility. I have curated a few tips and tricks that educators and parents should consider when using new technologies to increase and improve their students’ interface with the world.

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The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning

Parents

The key to getting a child involved in these topics is to make them fun and easy to understand. With more teachers across the U.S. looking for ways to do just that, it’s easier than ever for parents to get involved, and technology plays a crucial role. With edtech at our fingertips at all times, STEM is the most accessible it’s ever been. Keep reading for some wonderful tips on how to help your child foster a love of these concepts.

Back-to-school
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Back-to-school survival: How to get your family on a healthy routine

Parents

Back-to-school time is often a hectic time for families; kids and parents alike are trying to get used to a very different routine than the one they were on during the summer. Making sure the entire family is on a good routine will help the process go more smoothly and reduce stress and anxiety at the same time. Keep reading for some great tips on how to get your family on a healthy routine this school year.

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Rhythm, blues, and reading cues: How music improves young students’ reading skills

Parents

By the time a child is in second grade, they often become self-conscious if they fall behind and may begin to display behavioral issues. While not all children will learn to read on the same schedule, there are things we can do as parents and educators to encourage the process. One of the simplest and most profoundly effective methods for encouraging literacy is music.

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Indoor fun: rainy-day activities will help kids to learn, too

Parents

Keeping kids active on a rainy day is a real trick these days, considering the temptation to plop down in front of the TV, switch on the gaming console, or spend hours on Facebook. There are however many unique ways to get children up and moving on a rainy day with ideas that encourage group coordination, strategy, dexterity, and sportsmanship. Best of all, your kids will burn off all that pent-up energy in healthy and positive ways.

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Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

Parents

All parents want their children to be successful and getting good grades can be a crucial first step towards that success. How can you help your child succeed in a world where teachers assign more homework than ever? Luckily, there are many things you can do as a parent and none of them require you doing homework for your child. Read on to find out a few of them.

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How single parents can help their kids find fun, educational online activities

Parents

For single parents, it can be overwhelming to try and narrow down all the safe online spaces for young people; even sites that seem kid-friendly can have social networking features that can be an issue for young children. Here are a few ideas on what kind of educational online activities can parents engage in with their young children and some corresponding sites and apps that your child can utilize for fun and learning.

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