Alexa, Where Are Your Manners?

According to recent surveys from Neilsen more than 30% of U.S. households (about 66.4 million) have voice-based home assistants, also known as smart speakers or digital assistants. Many homes have multiple such devices that are being used to make day-to-day… Read the rest

10 Strategies for Managing Digital Devices

With 95% of Americans owning mobile devices, it’s common to find children using technology for long stretches of time each day, often at the expense of engaging with the “real” world—talking face-to-face, playing outside, doing homework, etc. For many parents,… Read the rest

FBI Warning on Ed Tech

A great deal of attention has been given to the issue of screen time and its impact on your children. But what’s often overlooked in these discussions is the risk to children posed by the increasing use of technology and… Read the rest

Help Getting Organized

With so many technology options available, it’s best to first zero in on your child’s particular situation. The widely-used SETT model developed by Joy Zabala will help address that issue. SETT stands for Student (strengths/needs), Environment (school or home), Tasks… Read the rest