education

Giveaway: New Book – Raising a Rock-Star Reader #RaiseAReader

November 3, 2015 | in: books, education, giveaways, Uncategorized

My remarkable, education rockstar friends Amy Mascott of TeachMama and Allison McDonald of No Time for Flashcards have published a book that is packed with insights on helping our children be …more

Free Fire Prevention and Trivia App for Kids

September 28, 2015 | in: education, tech

I like to think I am a trivia queen. Whether we are at a pub or playing Trivial Pursuit at home with friends, my ability to bring it in the …more

Free App for Kids in Honor of Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2014 | in: education, free and fab, geeky

Disclosure: I have been working on promotion of this app on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and WeAreTeachers.com and I am compensated to promote this app on …more

Homework Spaces for Kids: Essential, Easy

September 29, 2014 | in: education

I am physically incapable of working while the catchy strains of Doc McStuffins waft from television speakers before me, while my children play a rousing game of Trouble next to …more

Free Webinar to Boost School Fundraising from Bing and VolunteerSpot

September 14, 2014 | in: education

An incredibly informative and FREE webinar from Bing for Schools and VolunteerSpot: “Boosting Fundraiser Turnout & Profits” Tues. Sept. 23rd, 2014 at 12p ET REGISTER HERE.  Learn how to pick …more

GIVEAWAY: GoldieBlox – STEM, Storytelling and FUN

GoldieBlox invites girls to be engineers in their world The pink aisle in the toy section. If you are a parent of a girl, you know it well. And while …more

Easy PTA Fundraiser: Earn Tablets for Your Child’s School

June 5, 2014 | in: education

Last week I shared how Bing is offering ad-free, safe search for schools through Bing in the Classroom. But they are also literally giving away free tablets to non-profit organizations, …more

Students Can Search the Internet Safely, Without Ads, Thanks to Bing in the Classroom

May 19, 2014 | in: education, geeky

“dead mermaid” “poop flag” “blue cheetahs” “what does hey sexy lady mean?” “zelda hints” “(boy in class’s name) was eaten by a lemon shark, or was it a Hammerhead.”  “having …more

SteveSongs and Recess Monkey Fire Safety Music Videos Rock

March 19, 2014 | in: education, groove

My kids love a good YouTube. From giggling at lipsyncing cats, the vintage silliness of Weird Al or the hilarious mom life parodies of My Life Suckers, supervised YouTube watching with the …more

Can Kids Learn Social Emotional Learning Through a Video Game?

December 16, 2013 | in: education, tech

My kids were late to video gaming, possessing parents who would rather they play one of our hundreds of board games or invite a slew of kids over for a …more

Free Fire Prevention App for Kids: Sparky’s Birthday Surprise {sponsored}

October 4, 2013 | in: education, free and fab, geeky, tech

New free app for kids age 2-6 teaches fire safety with creativity and compassion. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) children’s website, Sparky.org, has branched out beyond its kids website. …more

GIVEAWAY: $50 Stride Rite Gift Card + Premiere of Curious George on PBS Kids

December 2, 2012 | in: education, GIFT GUIDE, giveaways

Tomorrow December 3 is the season premiere of Curious George on PBS Kids! My kids, some friends and I had the chance to preview three new episodes of this favorite …more

Brave for Leapster Explorer and LeapFrog Tag

June 27, 2012 | in: books, education, geeky, products I love

Two years ago, on Tech Savvy Mama‘s expert recommendation, I purchased for both Charlie and Eve their own Leapster Explorer handheld gaming devices. These games provided their first ever video …more

PBS KIDS and iVillage Team Up to Promote Summer Reading

The iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge has begun and my family and I are participating. This is a free six week program of daily e-mails full of literacy-building …more

Win a Laptop Thanks to Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and WinOneGiveOne

Every student can use a new laptop and this is especially true for children in Rwanda.  The Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks Win & Give campaign has placed nearly TWO …more