Category: Tech Tuesday

  • Everyone Can Learn to Code

    Everyone Can Learn to Code

    “When did you learn to code?” I get asked this a lot. It’s not really a “when” question so much as it’s a “why” question. I’ve always been good at being able to figure stuff out. A few weeks back we bought curtains that were too long for our windows and I had to lean […]

  • Social Media Safety and Security

    Social Media Safety and Security

    Uh oh. Something went wrong with several social media applications late last night. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide were unable to use Facebook and Instagram for around an hour today. Hackers from online group Lizard Squad have claimed they shut down the two sites at around 6am GMT – but Mark Zuckerberg’s social media […]

  • A Cord Cutters Survival Guide

    A Cord Cutters Survival Guide

    Every month, staring at me, were two television realities. One was a bill from Cox Cable for $155. The other was the simple fact that no one in our house, except me, watched television regularly. My older kids hardly watch TV at all. They watch tons of video on YouTube but almost nothing, without our […]

  • What is Swipe?

    What is Swipe?

    Question from a middle school administrator – Over break I was invited by students and former students to JoinSwipe.  It has a smiley face.  What do you think of this app?  What is it?  Any advice would be great. What is Swipe? First off, their logo is a wink. The logo alone is a bit of a […]

  • Why Ephemeral Matters

    Why Ephemeral Matters

    Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time. “fashions are ephemeral” synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, short In the social media world, most of what took off and gained traction among teenagers and young adults in 2014 fall into the category of Ephemeral Apps. Things like Snapchat, Tinder, Yik Yak, and others are built […]