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Sandbox Mystery Writing Contest

Magic Lenses is my new story book designed to help students see how much better things can be when they are open to listening to others and their different ideas. The Magic Lenses opens the children’s eyes to the real beauty of working together. It also encourages students to imagine what other magic the lenses

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Ban AI and It Becomes the Forbidden Fruit

Banning anything makes it the forbidden fruit and creates more of a desire to use it. Offering the fruit alone is not going to protect our children. Before we put our young people behind the wheel of a car, we warn them of all the hazards connected with driving one. We need to do the

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Weigh in on Today’s Question

Today’s Question: “What can I do if my mother says I have to leave my Chromebook at school locked in my locker, but my teachers assign work that has to be done on the Chromebook?” He shared that his mother was firm on her position. She does not want her son on a device after

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Meeting the Challenges of the Ever-Changing Devices

Teaching children to control their devices require parents to be sure the children are ready. Do they have the background they need to manage their devices effectively? In my book, User’s Beware-Stranger Danger Lurks Behind Children’s Screens, readers will learn whether their children are prepared for what lurks behind their screens. The following is an

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Dealing With Mistakes

According to Albert Einstein, “Despite the fact that I analyzed nine problems correctly, no one congratulated me. But when I made one mistake, everyone started laughing. This means that even if a person is successful, society will notice his slightest mistake. And they’ll like that. Making mistakes is part of learning. Obviously, it’s important that

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Ai's recommendations are worth following,

Another AI Point of View

I was curious about how different apps would respond to my question. My second request was more specific than my first question. It offers more concrete reminders about what students need to consider when using AI Apps. The following is what was generated by my request: What Cautions Should AI Users Be Aware Of? Artificial

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Do You “Should” on Yourself and Others?

“I should have done it differently.” Have you found yourself saying that? “That parent should have made her children do the work.” Is this something you’ve thought of in the past? How about, “The teacher should know my child did understand the concept.”  Everyday we “Should” ourselves and others. I’ve vowed today to stop doing

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The Results Are In-AI Jumped the Gun

App developers were cautioned to wait before releasing their products, but they didn’t listen. They are using users to point out the glitches. Unfortunately, too many users don’t question the accuracy of the materials generated by Apps. Recent reports indicate Apps are posing new challenges for users. Glitches are showing up daily. Of major concern

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Strategies for Learning About Your Children’s School Day

Parents eagerly await the dismissal from school to find out how their children’s day went. They ask the question, “Did you learn anything new today?” and the response is a discouraging, “No.”  Many times our children come home exhausted. They have grown accustomed to carefree days and are suddenly thrown into a structured day that

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About Victoria

Victoria is an educational consultant, nationally recognized speaker. Her over 50 years in education has been focused on developing resilient self-reliant self-advocates who know how to tap into their innate ability to independently solve challenges.

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