BOB'S BLOG

May 23, 2017

Senator Warner pushes FTC to protect children’s data security with ‘smart toys’

U.S. Senator Warner is pushing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect children’s data security with internet-connected “smart toys.”

May 22, 2017

Under-the-Radar Tactics Kids Use to Be Mean on Social Media

Some forms of cyberbullying are so subtle, even the savviest parents miss them.

May 21, 2017

50% of teens feel addicted to their phones, poll says

A new poll conducted for Common Sense Media finds that teens — and many of their parents — have a hard time unplugging from their mobile devices.

May 21, 2017

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens’ intellectual, emotional and social development.

May 20, 2017

5 Ways to Raise a Science-Lover

Schools still aren’t devoting enough resources to this critical subject, but you can bring science to life with these hands-on ideas.

May 20, 2017

We Need More Physical Education in Schools

Dr. Thom McKenzie explains why it’s so important for children to have quality Physical Education in school.

May 20, 2017

Educators consider ways to teach ‘digital civility’

With the preponderance of smartphones in the classroom, lessons on how to use them properly are becoming even more important.

May 19, 2017

Mother pulling daughter out of middle school after Instagram cyberbullying

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — A mother in the North Clackamas School District says she’s pulling her daughter out of Rowe Middle School after her daughter was the target of cyberbullying.

May 19, 2017

Zyrobotics Launches AI-Powered Stem Education App For Children – Press Release – Digital Journal

Award-winning Edtech companyAtlanta, GA, USA – May 8, 2017 – Zyrobotics has announced the launch of their new interactive STEM eBook for early readers called ‘The Name Game’. The Name Game is an AI-powered educational app for children ages 3-7 and the award-winning Education and Technology Company has launched this new book as a part of their STEM Storiez library. According to the company’s CEO Dr. MacCalla, The Name Game will play a major role in developing a child’s interest in learning at a very early age. The e-Book is currently available on iTunes and Google Play.

May 18, 2017

Words of caution straight from the FBI

LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic School students in grades 7th through 12th took time from class to learn about the dangers that may occur with social media and technology. “A couple of parents suggested that we should have an assembly for the kids to address the dangers of social media,” said Jeff Alesch, 7-12 principal…