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Make a Stop Motion Video

A few weeks ago, our local library offered a class for 8-12 year olds. The topic: How to Make a Stop Motion Video with Legos. My son went to the class with a friend, and he’s still making movies! I didn’t know it at the time, but Lego has a free app for iPads, iPods, and iPhones. Download the app, and your child can

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Extending Academic Learning by Skyping

My son uses the online video conferencing tool Skype when he’s gaming. It allows him to speak to friends and see them while they play.  Lately though Skype has become a wonderful tool for extending academic  learning in the after school hours.   Skype has the ability to help kids make connections with people in the community and around the world. Skype’s many communication

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Fun that is “Bigger than a Breadbasket.”

Do you want the opportunity to amaze your family and friends?  If the answer is yes, then log on to www.20q.net and prepare to be flabbergasted! This is an online version of the classic game that older generations can remember playing on the long car trips to their grandparents’ house.  The difference is that instead of a person asking the questions, now a super-smart

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Babies Online Footprint

A recent poll conducted in ten countries, show that by the time a baby is two months old, they already have an online footprint. This is due to parents posting their sonogram pictures, newborn pictures, etc online to share with their family and friends. Many people create websites for their unborn children to share their experience or to keep loved ones informed of the

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Togetherville – Social Media for Kids

Although students using the Internet are getting younger and younger, not all sites are age appropriate for this audience. While popular social media sites like Facebook require users to be at least 13 years old, there are some alternatives for those younger web surfers. Togetherville is a site that makes social media safe for kids to share information online. A great safety feature is

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