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I love that Hour of Code quote - and what a tool technology can be. Painting, photography, storytelling and so much more right at our fingertips.
Imagine the possibilities, the ways you can express yourself.

When used as a tool
to create, connect and learn - 
it is amazing.

But, as with all things, there are positives and negatives.
So work to find a balance for your family.
Here are just a few Thinking Games you can try.
JOIN ME FOR A TASTE OF SCRATCH JR. ON THE IPADS ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that lets kids create their own interactive stories and games by snapping together graphical programming blocks. They can have fun expressing themselves with the computer - rather than just interacting with it. They are problem solving, developing sequencing skills, playing with numeracy and literacy, being artistic and just having fun. There is also Scratch for the older kids.

RESOURCES and Food for Thought  
American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use

Has a great Advice for Parents section.
AAP Media Planner
Does your family have a media plan? Is there time for playing, studying, talking and sleeping too? This AAP planner can help guide your family.
How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus
Did you know that doctors say the average smartphone check-in rate for Americans is about 80 times a day?
8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains
Is Internet Addiction Real? Is Technology Harming Kids' Eyes and Ears?
How Is Technology Use Affecting Children’s Communication Skills? Help Families Find a Screen Time Balance





Kimberly Bell
Superintendent Of Schools
Trumansburg Central School District
100 Whig Street
Trumansburg, New York 14886
(607) 387-7551

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