How Much Happens in One Minute on the Internet?

Minutes go by quickly and we rarely think about them. However, if you were to stop time for one minute and gauge what happened in that short 60 seconds on the internet, the above...

Do You Monitor Your Teens Online Activity?

As a parent, I would definitely take issue with the words "spying on your children". Parental monitoring of your children's online activity is NOT spying! It is called parenting. I wisely monitor all aspects...

2011 Told Through Twitter [video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUdOhjjy-JU?rel=0] I'm a little late with this... we're already over a month into 2012. But I've recently been learning how better to use Twitter and leverage it to connect and resource and collaborate with...

Literacy and Media

I recently came across some interesting statistics. Sometimes you need to be careful with statistics because they can always be skewed to show what you want versus what a different side wants, but these...

What Do Teenagers Do w/ Email? Or Not Do?

There's a good conversation going on in the comments in the link below if you are interested. Take a look! via Churchm.ag

Alternate Reality

45% of kids say they feel more comfortable online than offline. The reason? "It's easier to be who you want to be, because nobody knows you and if you don't like the situation, you...

Technology and Us (and our kids)

The television. Also known as: the TV. Love it or hate it, the TV has been an influential force in the last hundred years. From its early, crude transmitted silhouette images, to black and...

What in the TECH is Going On?

Recently, Pastor Jeremy and I have had a few provocative discussions in different settings regarding technology and its use among young people in particular. I've been in conversation with a professional in the technology...

Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives

There is a seminal article written a while back called: Digital Immigrants and Natives by Marc Prensky, that has vast implications on how we teach, parent and disciple children and teenagers. This post consists of...

Rules for Using the Internet @ Home

A while back my wife and I had an argument regarding my use of the Internet while at home. In an effort to make peace, I wrote up a list of rules for myself...

What’s Better? Facebook or Real Life? Video

This video pokes fun at engaging life through Facebook or outside activity. Toyota is cleverly advertising an "active" lifestyle of an empty-nested couple (who are "out" with their friends hiking and biking) versus the "inactive"...

Parent’s Guide to Technology

Parent's Guide to Technology I found ParentTechGuide.com to be an incredible resource to share with parents @ Hayward Wesleyan. In fact, I printed a bunch off and they sit in a brochure holder for anyone...