For older generations, studying involved a trip to the library and poring over several tomes of information. Now, thanks to the Internet, students have quick research tools like Google and Wikipedia. That should mean that there is less work for them to do in order to find the information they need. If that's the case, shouldn’t studying be a simpler task for … [Read more...] about How Can We Keep Kids From Cheating in School?
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Corey Colwell-Lipson took action on a feeling that many moms have, year-in and year-out, at Halloween. You know that feeling when your kid comes home with a pillowcase full of junk and expects to eat it all?! Corey was moved to make Halloween healthier not only for kids but for the planet. Along with her mom, Lynn Colwell, she launched www.greenhalloween.org in 2007. They … [Read more...] about Family Celebrations With Eco-Friendly Twist
Forty years ago, an Indiana electronics company brought a product to market that did more to impact the way we educate our kids than almost anything else in the past century. The company, Bowmar Instruments, began selling the first handheld pocket calculator - for a whopping $240! By 1976, the cost of the cheapest four-function device had dropped to a few dollars … [Read more...] about Are We Raising a Generation of “Calculator Kids?”
1. CLEAN KINDLY. * Use: Plant-based, Biodegradable Soap and Detergent * Loose: Chlorine Cleaners * If ingredients are not fully disclosed (or you can't pronounce them), choose a product you can trust! The products we use to wash wipe, scour, scrub, polish, and deodorize have a tremendous influence on our quality of life at home and in the outside world. The idea of living … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to GO GREEN and STAY SANE