Parents too involved?

Our local news was just running a story about an area school having a book study program for parents that are ‘too involved’ in their children’s school lives. I’ve heard the term helicopter parent and know that some parents go way overboard,...
Graphing and Calculators

Graphing and Calculators

Flashing back on Friday I’m reminded that we didn’t have calculators in school or home when I was in school (similar to the we walked two miles uphill both ways to get to school)! When calculators did make it to school they were nothing more than simple...
iRobot (Robots Too)

iRobot (Robots Too)

This year we decided to add an iRobot remote controlled robot to our collection.  It has a rechargeable battery, a camera, and treads!  The cool arm that is included has a pincher that allows the robot to pick up items and carry them around the house.   The boys on...
Tech Break? How about tech time?

Tech Break? How about tech time?

Our paper just ran an article that included a challenge to take a tech break each day – which is great, but I’d like to challenge everyone to take an hour using tech each day and learn something. There are so many great sites available online for everyone...
Prodigy

Prodigy

My son likes doing math and his school has used prodigy for several years. A couple different schools through the last couple years, but they both have used prodigy. The school has provided the basics for him, but we finally went ahead and got him the parent upgrade...