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Favorite Family Friendly Podcasts

Favorite Family Friendly Podcasts

By Leah Nieman | February 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

Podcasts have been around for a while.  They are a great way to take advantage of those “empty moments of time.”  Why? Because listening to a podcast doesn’t require adding another activity to your day. You simply fill up the dead space that already exists in your day. Most of us have tasks that we…

10 Best Apps for Science

10 Best Apps for Science

By Leah Nieman | January 27, 2016 | 11 Comments

*This post contains affiliate links. There’s an app for almost everything. Literally! And, while it’s easy to determine the value (or not) of some apps, it’s often hard to determine the best apps for education. Today, I’m going to try to help. I’m introducing a new series of posts called 10 Best Apps for ____. Let’s start…


5 easy steps to Remove the Location from your Child’s Instagram Photo

By Leah Nieman | December 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

It’s the holiday season. Many kids are posting photos while out and about with their friends. 52% of teens are using Instagram. Many kids are excited as they get their first mobile device and are now joining their peers on a variety of social media platforms. Chances are one of the first platforms they’ll want…


Guiding Kids Through Social Media

By Leah Nieman | December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Social networking is on the rise.  A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 76% of teens use social media. And, that 91% of teens go online from a mobile device, at least occasionally. This level of online activity increases the risks of cyberbullying, sexting, and exposure to inappropriate content. As parents, we…

Halloween Party Bar Ideas

7 Halloween Party Bar Ideas

By Leah Nieman | October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Social media is a great way to stay connected to our friends and family, but we want to gather together with those close to us as often as possible as well. The days of making one phone call after another to personally invite your guests to your house are over. And, we no longer have…

5 Ways to Explore the Great Outdoors with Apps|

5 Ways to Explore the Great Outdoors with Apps

By Leah Nieman | June 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

  It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! We want our kids to run, grow, and explore. But, it’s hard when the days get hot and they’d rather play the latest and greatest game on their mobile device. That’s where finding the right app can help! Use these 5 kid friendly topics to…

Talking Apps without the Shockface

Talking Apps Without the Shockface

By Leah Nieman | June 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Can we talk? And, I mean really talk. I wrote a post on dating apps late last year. I’ll be honest, as much as I feel passionately about technology and being connected, pushing the button to post that scared me. Not because I’m not talking openly with my adult kids or teens; I know about…

Technology Fridays-Twitter & Meerkat

Twitter and Meerkat on Technology Friday

By Leah Nieman | May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s Technology Friday and today we’re going to be talking about Twitter and Meerkat. Tweets just became more searchable! You no longer have to go directly to Twitter in order to look up a Twitter account, hashtag, or specific tweet. Now, specific trending hashtags and twitter accounts will show up when you search using Google. Ardan…


Live Streaming Teens

By Leah Nieman | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the World of Live Streaming Teens Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Atlanta, GA. It’s always great to share with parents about all the various social media platforms our kids are using. One conversation I had with a parent stuck with me. He said, “Social…

Learning with Technology|

Learning with Technology at Teach Them Diligently Conference

By Leah Nieman | March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

This weekend I was thrilled to speak at the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville, TN It was a great conference! Here is the handout from my Learning with Technology Session for those who attended. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. And thanks so much for attending. I enjoying getting…