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Common Tech Abbreviations to Teach Your Kids

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Does your PC have an HDD or SSD?

Do you prefer to watch videos in HD or SD?

How many CDs and DVDs do you have in your home?

Whether we like it or not, we live in a world of abbreviations, many of which are tied to our technology. Knowing what those tech abbreviations mean not only makes you look more intelligent to the Geek Squad, but also helps you to make better consumer choices. It’s like knowing about the parts of a car. Would you go shopping for a vehicle if you didn’t understand the difference between

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Check Out These Latest Interactive Google Doodles

Latest Google Doodles

In April of this year, I shared with you some fun Google Doodle Easter Eggs that included everything from interactive crossword puzzles to musical synthesizers.

Since that time, Google has published more interactive doodles for your clicking pleasure.

Below you’ll find 3 doodles that Google has recently added. Some of these doodles are educational while others are

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Yoga for Kids


Yoga is a fun and easy activity for children to do for Physical Education.

Yoga has many physical benefits for children. It increases strength and flexibility, enhances coordination, and helps kids develop an awareness of their bodies.

Yoga has mental and emotional benefits as well. It helps children calm their minds and improves concentration.

Yoga is enjoyable for children to do. Many of the poses have fun names like giraffe pose, three-legged dog pose, and mountain pose. Since the poses usually resemble

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Save Big at TPT’s Blast Off Back-to-School Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a big back-to-school sale!

For today and tomorrow only, you can get products storewide for up to 28% off using the promo code: BTS14.

Plus all of the products in our Warm Hearts Publishing store are 20% off for the duration of this sale.

That means you can get our copywork pages, preschool activity pack, printable puzzles, Reader’s Theater scripts, and graphic organizers for up to 28% off with

Resources for Teaching Water Safety

Resources for Teaching Water Safety

Do your kids like to go to the beach or pool?

If they do, you might want to share some water safety information with them.

Water safety goes beyond just swimming safety. Depending on your location, it can also involve boating, pool, or beach safety as well.

Below is a list of sites that have resources for teaching children how to be safe in and around the water. On these

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5 Time-Saving Gmail Settings

5 Time Saving Gmail Settings

You aren’t busy, are you?

No. Of course you aren’t. You probably have plenty of time on your hands, right?

Alright. Maybe I’m wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time. But whether you have lots of free time or not, I’m sure you’d love to save time when you’re checking or sending emails, right?

Gmail can help you out there. I’ve found that there are some

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Weather Safety Help

Weather Safety Help

Floods. Tornadoes. Blizzards. Hurricanes.

Whether you live in frigid Minnesota or balmy Florida, you probably have some kind of severe weather. Knowing what to do when bad weather hits is important information for children and adults alike.

Fortunately, there are a handful of websites that offer weather safety information. Some are geared towards

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Javascript Tutorials and Online Resources

Javascript Tutorials

Javascript is the third language that is used in web design. While it isn’t absolutely necessary to master it, having a general idea about how it works, how you can modify pre-existing code, and how to you write your own scripts can help you make a website more interesting.

Unlike the other two languages used in web design, HTML5 and CSS3, Javascript is an actual programming language. It is used to add interactive elements to a site.

Javascript should not be confused with Java. They are two

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Resources for Learning CSS3

Resources for Learning CSS3

After HTML5, the second language to study when learning web design is CSS3.

CSS stands for “Cascading Style Sheets.” Like HTML, it is a markup language, not a coding language. It’s used primarily to dress up the site. It is a huge time-saver when it comes to design because it can be used to give all the pages on a site the same overall look. Without it, you’d have to code in everything on every web page.

There are a handful of sites that can be used

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Learn HTML5 with These Resources

Learn HTML5

If you have a child or teen who wants to learn web design, or if you want to learn it yourself, there are 3 languages that are important to know: HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript.

HTML5 is the first language that should be studied. It’s basically the skeleton of a web page. Contrary to what some people think, it’s actually NOT a programming language. It’s a markup language composed of tags, attributes, and values. In fact, the letters HTML stand for

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