Janette Haines

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Dec 15

Video Memories

Looking for a productive way your students can use their iPad over winter break? Encourage them to take lots of pictures of special moments! Read more to learn how to create a memory video to share with family and friends!

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Mar 01

Teens and Tech: A New Landscape

Understanding how teens communicate and interact can be a challenge for parents. The constant texting, pinning, posting, liking and scrolling through that variety of apps and social media have changed the way teens interact. As parents we need to be a resource for our children in this digital world. It is important that we ask questions, …

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Mar 01

Device Usage

I encourage parents to have conversations with their children about how they spend their time on devices. Here is a quick way to check how a student is using a device. Open Settings Select Battery Click on the Clock icon (* this will only appear in iOS 9) See how many minutes an app is used

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Jan 19

Parents Discuss iPads at Coal Ridge Middle School

Parents at Coal Ridge Middle School had an opportunity to answer these questions at Open House; What have you been most impressed with regarding your student’s use of technology? In what ways has school changed since you were a child?

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Jan 01


YouTube offers content that educates and entertains its viewers. It is easy to get lost in this vast library of user-generated material.  Kids just love discovering new videos, but not content is not appropriate for kids. Common Sense Media has posted A Parent’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube to provides suggestions on how parents can enjoy …

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