Recycling and Re-Using Old Tech – WHS 203


As Christmas approaches, many of us are going to have tech that is either broken or going to be replaced because it’s too old. Disposing of it responsibly can be difficult.

For the purpose of this podcast, we’ll assume that you’ve decided not to repurpose the old tech yourself. If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old tech sitting around already that you’re going to use again “some day”.

Here are some ways you can recycle or reuse old tech. Continue Reading →

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Super Mario Run Initial Reaction

I downloaded Super Mario Run yesterday and played it a bit.

If your kids are fans of Mario and running games, they’re going to want you to buy Super Mario Run.

About Super Mario Run

A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand.

In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal. the day it was available.

Cost: Free to download, $9.99 to unlock all levels.
Rated: 4+
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon Go [Infographic]

Pokemon Go Stats and TipsPokémon Go continues to remain one of the most popular casual games even after a blockbuster release in the summer. It’s easy to play and Niantic continues to add features and bonuses that keep over 23 million people a day playing the game.

Pokémon Go is a hit in my household and my kids and I are always on the lookout for new Pokémon to catch.

This infographic from Rawhide.org details some of the amazing statistics around the game and also has some great advice for playing Pokémon Go with your kids. Continue Reading →

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10 Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Tweens – WHS 202

10 Internet Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens


Sometimes being on the Internet is like driving into oncoming traffic. It’s bad enough there are potholes, reckless drivers, and traffic jams to deal with when making your way down the “information superhighway” (bonus points for 90s tech references) but if you’re not careful you and your kids can inadvertently swerve into oncoming traffic.

Following simple safety tips will keep you safe on the real roads and these 10 Internet safety tips for teens and tweens will keep you and your kids safe on your digital drive.
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