Tech Tips for Families and Classrooms

After School App

Is the After School App Safe?

After being pulled TWICE from the Apple Store amid accusations of violence and bullying, After School (an anonymous social network for teens) is back in the app store with promises to better control bullying. It seems to me that intersection …[Continue]

Google Designed for Families

Google Announces New App Program for Families

Good news coming soon for families using Android-based tablets. Last week Google announced a new program for app-developers who want to label their apps as “family friendly.” When app developers sign up to be “family friendly” their apps will undergo …[Continue]

Facebook Scrapbook

What is Facebook Scrapbook?

Last week, Facebook announced a new feature that allows kids under 13 to have a presence on Facebook managed by their parents. Called Scrapbook, it a new way to organize Facebook photos, much like an Album but with additional features. …[Continue]

Healthy Habit Tracker

4 Apps to Track New Habits and Goals

I’ve written about to-do list apps before, but tracking habits is quite different from managing a to-do list. First, all habits are recurring: floss my teeth daily, go to the gym twice a week, or drink water three times a …[Continue]

Yahoo now offers on-demand passwords sent via SMS.

What is an On-Demand Password?

With password breaches rampant, Yahoo! has announced an option for doing away with traditional passwords for their Yahoo! Mail service. Users that opt in to On-Demand Passwords will be sent an SMS text message with a one-time password to use …[Continue]