Mar 5, 2018

DIGITAL POSTURE

By | 2018-03-05T08:55:00+00:00 March 5, 2018|21st Century Learning, Admin Staff, Technology|

I admit it…I’m a late adopter. I am careful in approach and rarely jump into anything new without appropriately assessing all options. Then I weigh them, and observe the early adopters to be sure I don’t experience the same pitfalls they will inevitably find themselves in. And although I consider myself a digital native, I [...]

Jun 16, 2015

Why I Make My Daughters Play Video Games

By | 2015-06-16T08:59:56+00:00 June 16, 2015|Middle School, Technology|

Guest Blog Writer: Kevin SchutI make sure my girls get their regular doses of video games.Hi, I’m Kristin’s husband, Kevin. Since it’s crunch time for Kristin, I thought I would be a supportive spouse and write her blog post this month. It’s an ideal opportunity for me to set the record straight about how I’ve [...]

Oct 17, 2014

Why My Daughter is Dressed as a Lombax

By | 2014-10-17T07:15:18+00:00 October 17, 2014|Middle School, Technology|

When Tym first asked me if I would be willing to be the Middle School Staff blogger for Inside Out, he suggested possible ways that I could begin a blog post.  One was “So, my husband is gaming again….”  “Again?” I retorted. “More like still gaming or has become obsessed with yet another video game.” Yes, [...]

May 14, 2014

FaceTime Faux-Pas

By | 2014-05-14T07:37:03+00:00 May 14, 2014|Parenting, Secondary, Technology|

I know it’s not very lady-like, but sometimes I burp.   It probably wasn't the best time to let go of one of those big bellywonkers, but it happened right as I walked into my daughter’s room. Me: "Braack…whatcha doing?" A: "My homework…and, say hi to Zoe." Me: (recoiling in shame) "When did Zoe get [...]

May 2, 2014

Minecraft: Teaching Tool or Time Waster?

By | 2014-05-02T06:32:53+00:00 May 2, 2014|Elementary, Middle School, Technology|

You can’t make a very good birdhouse with a set of tweezers. Eventually, you might squeeze a few nails into the right places, and I suppose if you got a splinter, at least the tweezers would be more helpful than a hammer.  When you want to do a job well, it’s important to choose the [...]

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