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Social Media for Caregivers & Parents Links

  1. Core Competencies for Social & Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning
  2. Peers, Predators, & Pornography: Predicting Parental Underestimation of Children’s Risky Online Experiences 2013 study
  3. Example of a Formal Family Social Media Policy
  4. Template for an Informal Family Social Media Policy
  5. Example of an Informal Family Social Media Policy
  6. Common Sense Media  is your new best friend, especially their Parents section
  7. Connect Safely http://www.connectsafely.org/ (has printable guides to apps)
  8. Internet Matters https://www.internetmatters.org/ (UK-specific; still very useful)
  9. The Family Media Use Plan is a newly-released tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics
  10. Little e Lit http://littleelit.com/ (app reviews; focus on new media and early literacy)
  11. ALA Great Websites for Kids http://gws.ala.org/
  12. Children’s Technology Review http://childrenstech.com (fee-based)
  13. Pew Internet & American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/ (data-heavy)
  14. ChildNet http://www.childnet.com/ (UK focus; still very useful)
  15. That’s Not Cool http://thatsnotcool.com/ (teen dating violence prevention)
  16. NetSmartz http://www.netsmartz.org (printable tipsheets; teen-friendly videos)
  17. A Thin Line http://www.athinline.org/ (anti-bullying; available in Spanish)
  18. Family Online Safety Institute http://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/
  19. FOSI also maintains: http://fosigrid.org/united-states/new-york
  20. NCMEC Cyber Tipline http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline (all info forwarded to law enforcement)

2D Animation Links & Useful Stuff

Thaumatrope Toy Shows Persistence of Vision Effect (YouTube Video)

Early Animation Toys & Tests (DePaul University)

60 Hours of Work = 20 Seconds of Animation (YouTube Video)

Derek Jeter Animated Flipbook (YouTube Video)

 Free Animation Software

Pencil 2D (desktop)

Animation Desk (Android & iOS app)

No-Bake Cookie Party ~ April 30, 2014

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bites

(makes 12 bites)

½ cup natural nut butter

2 Tbs. honey

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

¾ cup old fashioned oats

3 Tbs. flax seed meal

¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

~Combine all ingredients in a bowl. It will seem almost crumbly.

~Use a spoon or your hands to portion the dough into bite-size chunks, then use your hands to form the dough into balls.

~Set finished Cookie Bites into a storage container with a lid or on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 20 min to set before serving.

Adapted from: http://www.treatswithatwist.com/2012/09/no-bake-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookie.html

Other recipes you might want to try:




Calorie counter: http://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodapedia.aspx