Posts Tagged: children

L-Podcast Episode 006 – Barry Hopping, Chairman of the School Committee of the Town of Ipswich Massachusetts

Welcome to the latest edition of the series of discussions with thought leaders who are bringing new and innovative solutions to the challenges government faces in delivering services to the citizen. +++++++ My guest for this episode is Barry Hopping, Chairman of the School Committee of the Town of Ipswich Massachusetts. Barry has served the… Read more »

Children, Our Future

20 Children dead today in school shooting. Completely unacceptable! We need better psychiatric screening, more treatment options, and safer schools. How can we expect children to excel, when they can’t even feel safe. Safeguard our children, protect our future. Originally posted at my blog thetotalcio. (Source Photo: here with attribution to Massimo Valiani, Source Quote:… Read more »

GovBytes: Kindergarteners to get iPads for School Use

There is little doubt that new technology is helping make some adults more productive — while killing the productivity of others. But could teaching children to use technology such as iPads starting as young as Kindergarten help them develop into productive tech users, or will it create a life of technology addiction? An elementary school… Read more »

Grandma, Grandpa, Holidays Coming

OLDER ADULTS, COMPUTERS AND GRANDCHILDREN by Greatgrandpa Mike Moldeven Don’t let the keyboard intimidate you. Here are models that you can adjust to suit your situation. ‘Grandma and Grandpa have moved to a house that is far from where you live. We will still see you as often as we can, but sometimes the wait… Read more »

Notice: Suicide Prevention

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011 EXCERPTS FROM THE ‘SPRC’ WEEKLY SPARK 7,28,11 I’ve posted the July 28, 2011 issue of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Weekly SPARK newsletter to my BLOG ‘Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business’ located at: http://suicideprev.blogspot.com/ The Weekly Spark website occasionally includes their recommendation to “send a copy to a friend.” Please do… Read more »

GovBytes: Ohio Police Using Electronic Bracelets to Find Missing Persons

Police in Rocky River, Ohio, are supplying its citizens with high-tech electronic bracelets that use cell phone technology to pinpoint the wearer’s location. Rocky River’s population is nearly one third senior citizens, making them the target audience for this new technology. The bracelets are tied into the 911 system, allowing police to rapidly respond if… Read more »

children and a teacher’s, ‘quote’

A quote from my blog at: http://children-in-virtual-classroom.blogspot.com/ “I am a teacher in a [community] (land of many lost families) who is very desirous of establishing an intergenerational link for my class. I think a large part of the problem our children and our society face is a sense of ‘rootlessness’. … I plan to devote… Read more »

National Legislation Influences Austin

Increasing obesity rates in the United States in recent years have caused health and nutritional issues, especially those regarding children, to gain additional attention across the nation. This issue is currently being addressed in the 82nd Texas Legislature in a series of bills that focus on altering nutritional standards and physical education programs in the… Read more »

How my Grandpa Stories Began

Meyer Moldeven (Greatgrandpa Mike) Here’s a true ‘grandpa’ anecdote that I wrote for my peers and added to my self-published collection several decades ago. It was well-received at the time and might still be considered appropriate among the elders that ‘are’ and ‘to be.’ During an exchange of reminiscences at a senior citizens group a… Read more »