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Learning Digital Safety

Thumbnail image for Learning Digital Safety by Barbara J. Feldman August 25, 2012

Digital Passport is a new online training program for upper elementary grades, that teaches students the ins-and-outs of online safety. Free to teachers, it uses online games and video, along with classroom activities to teach “digital safety, respect, and community.” Students earn points toward a Digital Passport. And teachers can view student progress, through a […]

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TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator

Thumbnail image for TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator by Barbara J. Feldman August 15, 2012

Wow! Are you nerd enough to get excited about a calculator? Apparently I am. At BlogHer ’12, Texas Instruments invited me to a hands-on demo of their newest graphing calculator, the TI Nspire CX (and gave me one I re-gifted to my college kid.) Now, I have to admit that my college days were PRE-CALCULATOR […]

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Can Texting Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills?

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2010

One of the biggest concerns about texting (that adults have) is whether or not the abbreviated language of texting is affecting their child’s reading and writing and skills. The quick version of GR8 (Great) or BCNU (be seeing you) may be funny and even sassy but is it hurting your child’s overall literacy rate? The […]

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Texting and Education: What Teachers Are Saying About Kids Who Text

by Barbara J. Feldman February 5, 2010

There is a phenomenon that has loomed over education and parenthood for the past several years. This cultural activity is texting-a favorite and seemingly instinctive activity for teens. Both parents and teachers have felt like texting will destroy proper English and was a distraction from serious learning. In addition some physicians and psychiatrists fear that […]

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Why You Should Evaluate Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

Finding and evaluating information are two of the main steps in doing research. Of course, finding the information is one thing, but how can you determine if it is good information? Everyone will have a different opinion on what is considered good information. The best way to evaluate information is to make a list of […]

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Tips for Evaluating Internet Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

Anyone can publish information on the Internet. Most of the information on the Internet is not reviewed or “filtered.” Unlike books, magazines, and videos that pass through an editor, the content of a web page does not have to be approved by anyone before it is made public. Anyone can say anything on the Internet […]

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