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Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool

Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool

| June 7, 2013 | 26 Comments

This generation of parents grew up with TVs, video game consoles, and computers, so digital media is one of many tools they use in their parenting repertoire.

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Rocketship’s Culture: Respectful, Empathetic, and College-Bound

Rocketship’s Culture: Respectful, Empathetic, and College-Bound

| May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ask little Peter Cournoyer, a second-grader at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, what empathy means, and he describes it this way: “It’s when you help someone if they need help or if they get hurt,” he says, (which he’s had to do a few times). Empathy is one of Rocketship’s four “core values,” in addition to respect, […]

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Shmoop’s Online Content Focuses on Fun

Shmoop’s Online Content Focuses on Fun

| January 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Learning Poetry through Bob Dylan and the Beatles By Sara Bernard Students, schools, and homeschooling parents are on a perpetual hunt for high-quality, vetted, free (or cheap) educational materials. Shmoop, a growing collection of study guides and teacher resources on everything from SAT prep to the Civil War, is attempting to fill that need. It’s […]

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