Monitor And Limit Your Child’s Screen Time! @Screentimelabs #Ad

    If your children are like mine, they love technology and are very savvy at navigating all of their electronic devices.  As parents, we all want our kids to be in step with today's modern times because we know that technology is evolving daily and will open many doors for them in the future.  The problem is that sometimes young people become consumed with their tablets and smartphones and don't know how to use them in moderation.       Thankfully, us parents have The Screen Time app in our arsenal.  It provides parents with the management tools to limit the time that kids spend on their devices. It is available for both iOS and Android users and is a wonderful resource for parents who want to establish boundaries when it comes to their children's screen time.     The Screen Time allows parents to automatically limit the amount that their child spends on selected apps each day.  You can even block certain apps from ever … [Read more...]

Build New Worlds With Minecraft! @Minecraft @BestBuy #Ad

    If you have kids, you have already been bombarded with holiday wish lists this year.  Every list that I have seen has included Minecraft, including the lists of my own two sons.  They love building and exploring exciting new worlds and my husband and I love that Best Buy has an assortment of Minecraft games and collectibles.       Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.  If allows players to explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles.  The games are very family-friendly and great for kids. The toys and collectibles make great gifts for anyone already into the game.      Players in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs.  They can do all this alone or with friends.  Best Buy carries a large assortment the assortment of … [Read more...]

Safely Manage Your Child’s Screen Time This Holiday Season! @Screentimelabs #Ad

    With the holidays approaching, many kids will be receiving electronic devices that will likely increase their daily screen time.  If you are the kind of parent that I am, you want to be able to manage that time safely and productively.       Although we want to encourage our children to be technologically savvy, there are times when it is important to limit how much time they spend on these devices.  Additionally, monitoring their screen time is a great way to make sure that they are visiting child-friendly websites and safely interacting with others online.     The Screen Time app provides concerned parents like me with the management tools to proactively supervise my sons' time on their devices.  It is available for both iOS and Android users and it empowers parents be more in control of how much time their children spend online.       Some of the app's features that I really love are the fact that it allows me … [Read more...]

Inspire Love Of Reading With PreK12 Plaza! @PreK12Plaza #PreK12Plaza #Ad

    Ever since my sons were little, I have tried to instill a love of reading in them.  After all, I am a Literacy Specialist and have been a reading teacher for over fifteen years.  During the school year, it's a little easier to get them to read and write because it is a natural extension of what they are doing in the classroom.  However, it becomes a little harder to inspire them to read during summer vacation.       That is why I love PreK12 Plaza, it allows me to engage my boys in educational activities to warm up before school starts in September.  My ten-year old sometimes struggles with his writing stamina and with getting all of his ideas down on paper.  The PreK12 site allows children to create their own eBook which is the perfect way for my son to see his writing come to life!     My son created his very own eBook on the PreK12 website using some of the things that he has learned this summer as inspiration. … [Read more...]

Help Your Child Master Science Concepts With Galxyz! @GalxyzLab #KidzVuzBTS #Ad

    It might come as a surprise to many of you but I have never been very good at science.  Now, mind you, I did have to take education classes in college to prepare me to integrate science through literacy but that was about it.  This is something that I have had to overcome in recent years since my ten year-old loves anything that is science-related.  I've found that activities where we are able to engage in hands-on science activities are not only a lot of fun but also the best way to learn difficult concepts.       Recently, I was introduced to an exciting app that does exactly that!  Galxyz’s Blue Apprentice supports children in identifying science concepts in a way that increases their confidence academically and allows them to make real-world connections.  As an educator, I was impressed by the fact that this is accomplished through role playing where kids have the opportunity to actively use their critical thinking skills. … [Read more...]

Breathe Life Into Your PC With FreshStart! #FreshStartMyPC #Ad

    I can't begin to describe to you how frustrating it is when your PC doesn't perform well and you are an educator and a blogger.  It simply is not acceptable because I rely on my computer to help me plan my lessons for my students and to keep my blog up to date with fresh content.  Unfortunately, PC repair can be extremely expensive so it's just not possible to pay someone every single time I have an issue with my computer.     There are just too many precious items on your hard drive that you cannot afford to lose including important documents, files and precious photographs that you would be devastated to lose.  The good news is that, when these computer issues come up, you don't have to run out and buy a new one because there is help and it is really affordable.  It's super easy and fast to just contact a FreshStart certified tech, with just one click, that will be onsite to install your drive in under 30 minutes.  No service center … [Read more...]

Give Him Mobile Virtual Reality This Father’s Day! @BestBuy @SamsungMobileUS #GearVR #Ad

    My husband has never been a really techie kind of guy but he has always enjoyed experiencing new types of technology.  Since I have been wanting him to become more savvy in this department, I have decided to expose him to different types of electronics every holiday.  This Father's Day, it's the perfect time to do so because you can get Free Samsung Gear VR, plus $50 of Virtual Reality content with the purchase, or lease, and activation of select Samsung Smartphones.     Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived.  I think Hubby will really enjoy being at the center of exciting games, watching the best of Hollywood in his own private cinema, socializing with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops you right in the action — and it's only from Samsung and Oculus.  It's the perfect opportunity for him to experience the extraordinary in the form of the latest virtual reality technology.     From taking … [Read more...]

Celebrate A Decade Of Good Together! #CelebrateGood #ATTInfluencer @ATT #Ad

    Today was a wonderful day at the school where I am a teacher.  We had Career Day and our students had the opportunity to meet various professionals from different fields and interact with them by asking questions and listening to their stories.  I was proud to be a part of it because it is a wonderful way to broaden the horizons of these kids while giving back to the community.       As an educator, I stand behind any initiative or brand that makes it a priority to pay it forward once they achieve a certain level of success.  AT&T supports TOMS in celebrating a decade of good together that has resulted in TOMS distributing more than 60 million pairs of shoes to children in need.       AT&T has been with TOMS since the beginning of the company and is thrilled to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with Blake Mycoskie and his team.  I have personally been a customer of AT&T for over ten years and it makes … [Read more...]

Have A Visual Experience Unlike Any Other! #VIZIOatBestBuy @BestBuy @VIZIO #Ad

    We have been thinking about making some changes in our home theater system and upgrading to something more modern lately.  Our living room is actually the largest room in our home and we have a lot of space to make it truly comfortable and perfect for all our home entertainment needs.       The all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display™ has really caught our eye because it is the first 4K ultra HD display to feature High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision, Ultra Color Spectrum, and Google Cast™ built-in.  Not to mention its powerful 6” Android™ Tablet which comes equipped with its own remote.  Talk about having it all right at your fingertips!     We love the VIZIO SmartCast app because it allows you to browse content by genre across multiple apps all at once.  The app is accessible through a 6" Android™ tablet remote which lets you experience everything that you already love in home … [Read more...]

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying From A Discount Shopping App

    You might have seen those discount shopping apps out there, the ones like Wish that promise you fantastic deals for just pennies on the dollar. And while many people love these budget shopping apps and the bargains they find, there are a few things you should know before you click the checkout button. Take a look below at 7 things you should know before buying from a discount shopping app, so you can be sure you are being a smart consumer and getting the best value for your money. 1. They charge shipping per item.
 Most shopping sites such as Amazon or Old Navy charge you a flat shipping fee. When you buy products from bargain shipping apps, you typically pay per item. That means if you buy 7 items, you will pay shipping 7 times. Be sure you know what the shipping charges entail so you don’t get stuck with surprises. 2. Shipping can take at least one month.
 Most of these bargain shopping apps are ran overseas, so you will need to be patient once you order. … [Read more...]