popular topics in technology and learning

  • screenshot of viral video baby shark
    Early Learning
    What Your Child Can Learn From Listening To Baby Shark On Repeat
    Whether you have a toddler or not, you’ve probably been plagued by the catchy lyrics of “Baby Shark” over the past several months as it’s taken the internet by storm. For parents, there might be a benefit to the time your child has spent ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Career Resources
    Futureproof Your Kid
    A startling number of adults hold jobs that didn’t exist when they were children, and author Cathy N. Davidson estimates that 65% of today’s children will work in fields that haven’t even been dreamed of. As technology transforms the market...
  • 21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Mobile Apps
    21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the ba...
    Colleen Hughes
  • School and Learning
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time for Kids Can Be Healthy
    From laptops at home to tablets at school, kids use technology daily, and device use is beginning at an earlier and earlier age. In fact, parents are letting toddlers and even infants play with their phones and tablets. By now you've heard all ...
    Angela Tague
  • Kids
    Parenting in the Age of the iPhone: Raising Kids with Today's Technology
    */ It’s a familiar scene: the family sitting at the dinner table, mom and dad scrolling through emails, while the kids are engrossed in their own iPads, texting and Facebooking other people across town while not looking at the person acros...
  • Young boy playing with building blocks
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An Engineer
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An EngineerEngineering may sound like a big word for early learning, but the planning, constructing, reconstructing, dismantling, and testing of how shapes and objects fit together or work together is something young chil...
  • top 10 free homework help websites
    Helping With Homework
    Top 10 Free Homework Help Websites
    Is helping your child with homework more frustrating and confusing than ever before, thanks to the new Common Core standards? Do words like metamorphic, integer, and bibliography give you sweaty palms and vague flashbacks to your own school days?...
    Erin Dower
  • Three young kids laying on floor playing on laptop computer
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am Technologically Savvy
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am Technologically Savvy There is no question that today's kids live in a technologically driven world, and that it doesn't take long for young children to become tech savvy. In today's world when the word technology is ment...
  • Mobile Apps
    Best Educational Apps for Kids of All Ages
    Screentime doesn't have to be devoid of any educational value. These popular, award-winning apps for kids help your toddler, preschooler, and school-age child learn about science, reading, and more in a fun, interactive environment.  Looking f...
    Colleen Hughes
  • School and Learning
    U.S. History
    1000 Years of School?
    How far have we come in the last 1000 years? Take our quiz and see how much you know. ...
  • Technology and Learning
    Best Tablets for Kids
    Looking for the perfect tablet for your technology-loving child? These nifty devices have tons of educational activities, games, books, and more to keep your curious little one busy for hours. Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. T...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Educational Software
    Software Solutions for Preschoolers
    Software Solutions for Preschoolers The best computer programs for preschoolers who can't read must feature bright and entertaining graphics, clear sound, and simple instructions. If your pre-reader has any chance of using them on her own, soft...
  • Fine Motor Skills Printables
    Keyboard Pattern
    Use this keyboard pattern printable to help your child develop keystroking skills. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Cards and Letterheads
    Cards and LetterheadsMaterials Computer and printer Good quality paper and matching envelopes Word processing or desktop publishing software Directions If you have computer skills, you can produce personalized letterheads and matching envelopes...
  • kids being creative using apps
    Mobile Apps
    10 Best Creative Apps for Kids
    Foster your child's creative side during tech time! Check out these top-rated art, music, imagination-play, and creative-thinking apps for kids of all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Computers in Education
    Homeschooling: Adding a Computer and the Internet to Your Classroom
    Homeschooling: Adding a Computer and the Internet to Your ClassroomA computer with Internet access is essential to a homeschool for a number of reasons, including the following:You can access most of the reference information you will ever need, ...
  • School and Learning
    Media and Learning
    Teaching Literature and Science with Videos
    Teaching Literature and Science with Videos By Ron Person Movies and video documentaries can be indispensable for motivating learners, engaging their curiosity, and embedding concepts that might otherwise slip away. Even reading and literature ca...
  • School and Learning
    Reading Comprehension
    Reading Comprehension and Software
    Find advice on how to improve reading comprehension using computer software and other methods. ...