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The Unplugged Assignment: College Freshmen Take the Challenge

The Unplugged Assignment: College Freshmen Take the Challenge

Emily John  01. 9.2015
Although the majority of the course requires active listening and students use online resources for much of their course work, the "unplugged"...
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids With Resolutions

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids With Resolutions

Jeanette Pavini  01. 8.2015
Sometimes we are so focused on our own resolutions -- lose 20 pounds, save $1,000, get organized -- that we forget to help our kids work...
Why I'm Teaching My Kids That Sharing Isn't Always a Good Thing

Why I'm Teaching My Kids That Sharing Isn't Always a Good Thing

Eva Nagorski  01. 8.2015
When it comes to sharing, it's not just about you. It's also the information you share about others, starting with those closest to you....
7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2015

7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2015

Common Sense Media  01. 8.2015
Stepping away from mainstream offerings exposes your kids to cultural differences, non-stereotypical characters, creative storytelling...

14, Unplugged, and Innovating

Jayme Cellitioci  01. 8.2015
I have a coffee shop scene burned in my mind that I cannot seem to shake: ten teen girls sitting in a circle, each one of them looking...
How to Cultivate Gratitude Daily

How to Cultivate Gratitude Daily

Jenny Ravikumar  01. 7.2015
Take a moment to be present in your own life. Let go of the technology, and the overwhelm. Find balance. Be truly grateful for this moment,...
How To Make Your Kids Feel More Important than Your iPhone

How To Make Your Kids Feel More Important than Your iPhone

Cozetta Lagemann  01. 6.2015
We're so incredibly focused on everything that we feel we need to do that on some days, our kids don't even get the basics, like eye contact...
8 Tech Resolutions Your Kids Want You To Make

8 Tech Resolutions Your Kids Want You To Make

Diana Graber  12.31.2014
Teaching weekly middle school digital literacy classes, aka "Cyber Civics," gives me a unique view into their digital world; a world where...
Our 'Slow Tech' Family iRules

Our 'Slow Tech' Family iRules

Janell Burley Hofmann  12.30.2014
There will be days, events, outings and holidays when we all commit to being device-free. Sometimes it feels nice to go for a walk without...
Our Family's Time OFF Has Turned into Time ON... LINE

Our Family's Time OFF Has Turned into Time ON... LINE

Susan Stiffelman  12.30.2014
If you walk into our house after dinner, you'll see five people each staring at a screen. How can I get my family to unplug and spend some...
How To Be Lonely In America

How To Be Lonely In America

Carlota Zimmerman  12.29.2014
Believe that your Twitter/Facebook followers are truly your friends. Invest more time and effort in wooing, and keeping, their approval,...
Newer (and Better) Recommendations on Screen Time for Young Children

Newer (and Better) Recommendations on Screen Time for Young Children

Christopher J. Ferguson  12.29.2014
Increasingly our world is a wired one. But keeping our children away from screens entirely may never have been the best of ideas.
A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

Michelle Cove  12.23.2014
Media is not inherently good or bad. It's a messenger, a powerful way to get ideas across to a mass number of people.
8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays

8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays

Common Sense Media  12.19.2014
What's topping your kids' holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, Internet access and games. With a little planning...