Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Digital Media and School

Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
3 Kinds of Apps That Stir Up Drama in Schools
If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds. For teens, smartphones + apps = social... read more
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
5 Ways to Bring Rules Back After Summer
If you and your kids went a little overboard on screen-time this summer, you're in good company. According to a Harris Interactive poll, about half of all parents say their kids watch more TV, play... read more
Introducing Digital Compass: Where is your tween headed?
It's a great big digital world out there filled with texts, chats, apps, tweets, blogs, likes, videos, photos, games, memes, links to this, links to that, and links to who knows what. As a parent,... read more
Taryn Degnan
Interactive Marketing Manager | Mom of one
The Kids' Guide to Google Search
Every kid knows how to Google, but do they know how to Google well? A wealth of built-in -- but sometimes hidden -- features can help kids find the information they need much more efficiently than... read more
Confused About the Common Core Debate? 9 Resources for Answering Your Questions
Getting a tad confused about the raging debate over the Common Core Standards? Join the club. Where once it seemed like just common sense -- have a common curriculum across states -- the notion has... read more
Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
Backpacks and Pencils and Tablets? Oh My!
The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity for kids, teachers, and parents alike. At schools that are implementing 1-to-1 device programs, teachers are scrambling to change how they... read more
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