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Pennsylvania school releases iPad App and Starts pilot program

With the advent of the iPad and iPad 2, several schools are now attempting to implement the new “pad” technology into their classrooms. While limited studies have been performed to date, many of the schools have found specific features to be useful, such as the ability to share and access information.

Are kids listening to music too loud?

Huh? What? Turn that down! A familiar phrase to many, but are our children listening? It’s not easy to get kids to listen to much, unless it’s blaring out of their own personal stereo.More than 3 million people, many of them children and young adults, own an mp3 player, an Ipod or other personal listening devices. Many experts believe that the frequent use of these devices, especially at high volumes, is contributing to the increase in noise-induced hearing loss.

The best gifts may be virtual

The most coveted gifts this holiday season may not be something you can wrap and stuff into a stocking. In a recent study at Carnegie Mellon University, researchers talked to young people about their most prized possessions. Many said that virtual assets—music, photos, Facebook gifts and items in online games—were more important to them than material possessions such as clothes.

What parents need to know about Snapchat

What parents need to know about Snapchat

Snapchat is one of the latest apps teens are using to communicate, and yet it’s not as “safe” as it appears...

Cellular Development: How old is old enough?

In a poll released last month by HighlightsParents.com, parents reported their conflicted feelings about kids and cell phones.

Blogging for Central PA Moms

Deep within the pages of the Internet, there are pages upon pages of some secret and not-so-secret journals...

Finding digital balance

This seems to be the year for “digital detox.” A surprising number of people are blogging about digital overload and their efforts to wean themselves and their families from its harmful effects. Even Google encourages employees to unplug during the workday by providing everything from bicycle paths to on-site massage services...

Mind Your Mobile Manners

The holidays are an ideal time for lessons in politeness. Parents often seize the occasion to teach kids how to sit at the table without fidgeting or how to be gracious about a gift that isn’t exactly what you wanted. This year, many families will find themselves at odds about mobile manners. Will cell phones be welcome at the holiday feast?

How PA Schools are Protecting Kids - Digtially

Computers are present in almost every house, school and coffee shop. With computers comes the Internet, now a staple of our generation. Online access, with all its pluses, presents a concern to many parents.

Got time? Get INSPIRED!

Some people use Pinterest like a refrigerator door—a mishmash of reminders as well as images that bring a smile. Others carefully curate their Pinterest collections. Still others use the juxtaposition of images for inspiration the way people in creative fields use vision or mood boards. Need a desert for the potluck, a rainy day craft for the kids, a gift for a friend? There’s a Pinterest board for that...

 

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