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Must-have free educational apps for your kids

There are many free educational apps you can download to your phone or tablet to help your kids learn and have fun doing it! From preschool to junior high, more than ever kids are using smartphone apps to enhance their learning. Kids 5 and Under Sight Words Learning Games – …

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6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense GraphiteAUGUST 31, 2015 For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous anxiety. In fact, the dread of speaking can actually interfere with students’ ability to learn. Even with the most …

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Tweens and Tech: Why my 10 year old wont get a phone

  One of the worst parenting mistakes I ever made was to give my 8-year-old daughter my old iPhone “just because.” She had been asking – begging – for months.  “EVERY other kid has one/I need to be able to contact you in case of emergency/I’ll only use it for …

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