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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook
We tell our kids that everyone makes mistakes -- and we mean it -- but if the last year was a rough one, it can be hard to bounce back. Past struggles with grades, organization, and friends are easy... read more
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Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
Top Common Core Games and Apps
Having trouble finding Common Core-aligned technology to boost your kids' learning? Though the new curriculum's rollout has prompted lots of questions and concerns, many quality apps and games... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
10 Websites Every School Computer Lab Should Bookmark
When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, news,... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds
Hey, all you college-bound kids: What's the easiest thing you can do to impress prospective schools? It's not your GPA. It's not the debate team. It's your Facebook – and your Twitter, Snapchat,... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid's Report Card
For many parents and kids grading season isn't the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don't need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
10 Websites All Kids Should Bookmark
Websites come and go -- but the ones that are truly useful stick around for the long term. For students, having a few go-tos in your back pocket whenever you need to exercise some math muscles, build... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher
Is your school beefing up computer labs, getting wired, buying devices, and investing in teacher tech training? Are you hearing more about "blended learning," "flipped classrooms," and "adaptive... read more
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Get Ready for Kindergarten with Practical Tips, Tricks, and Tools
If you're spending the waning days of summer prepping your kindergarten-bound kid for the first days of school, you're not alone. Kindergarten is a formative year for families, as kids acquire the... read more
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