So besides the potential issue of kids not absorbing the material as well, aren’t e-books going to end up costing school districts more money over the long-term when using them as textbooks? While they may cost less initially, you also can’t pass down a textbook from year to year like you can with a physical copy. Read more
Newsflash: printed books are already a thing, so you don't have to do something completely idiotic, redundant, and wasteful like PRINT OUT AN EBOOK.
Before you print out stuff, check and see if you can get a used copy of the (probably) textbook they are reading. I often got used copies of textbooks (in better shape than the school’s copies) for my kids in primary and secondary grades. Doesn’t help when the edition used in e-book only of course.
Awww man. That sucks. I loved her columns. She was the reason I visited Lifehacker. I have used many of her tips in real life. Not much left on Lifehacker I guess. Everything is “shared” from one of the other sites anyway.
God, I know this is totally beside the point, but imagine being able to fill out an expense report in 10 minutes... I put a whole afternoon or day aside every few months to do it because it’s such a demanding bureaucratic task involving many pages on a cranky system. And anyway I can only do it from an on-campus… Read more
It took me some time to realize that most people who knew cellphones before they became smartphones don’t realize the capabilites of contact books on modern phones. My wife used to create a separated contact for every number a person has - because cellphones of yesteryear only allowed for a “name/number” combination -… Read more
Yeah, kids seem to be REAL cool about pretty much everything so long as YOU don’t make an issue of it.
Try to avoid this mistake
I agree with the instructions and sentiment, but not the level of aggression. I’m a former competitive swimmer, swim coach and lifeguard. I would add to these instructions that the “Tuck” step needs to be push/punch if necessary. I know what people are going to say, that the person now being hit is in distress and… Read more
If you’re going to try this when the weather is cooler, be sure to have a tent rated for cooler temps (so the wind doesn’t cut through it). Also make sure their sleeping bags are rated for the cooler temps. If they have a tendency to kick off the blankets or escape from their sleeping bags, a camping heater might be… Read more
Looks like my daughter is already well on her way to this. Her favorite part of building with blocks or making something out of play-dough is smashing it when she’s done. I actually think that’s the only reason she makes anything in the first place.