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Technology in classrooms; latest technology trends for students!

The new dimension of giving videos for homework is on the rise. Surely, it can be said something which is beyond the ‘tipping point’, because there are many students who are now not using the traditional computers to connect to the internet. Here are some of the new technology trends which are observed recently.

Students have personal access to the mobile devices:
The trend of having personal access to mobile devices is increasing day by day and most of the students are carrying the devices in their pockets, backpack or purses. Most of the students have access to the internet connected smart-phones and devices and they are using them in the classrooms.

Teach Your Children About Emotions

We as humans feel many emotions: happiness, anger, fear, frustration, sadness, etc. As an adult, you have learned how to handle your emotions, but your children have not. Children do not know how to talk about what they feel, so instead, they will to lash out inappropriately and often physically. In order to combat this, you need to give your children the tools to properly name and handle their emotions.

Sad Boy

1. Name the Emotions
Most children lash out because they don’t understand what they are feeling. You need to help them label their emotions so that they can properly handle them. Here are a few methods to help you teach your children about emotions.

How to Sleep Better at Night (Even With Kids)

Do you find yourself tossing and turning every night? Is it hard for you to fall asleep at night and then even harder to wake up in the morning? You are not alone. Studies show that ⅓ of Americans show at least one sign of insomnia, and at least 10% suffer from a chronic insomnia disorder. If you feel like your nights are restless, here are some tips and tricks to help you get a better night’s rest.

Put Away Electronics
The tempting little blue screen full of facebook notifications are actually keeping you up at night. The light emitted by most electronics can halt or slow the production of melatonin, even if you do put it on the night mode. You should set a strict curfew for your electronics, and put them away at least one hour before you climb into bed.

5 Affordable International Destinations for Families

Traveling can be one of the most fulfilling ways to spend your time, but it can also cost quite a bit of money beyond the cost of airfare if you aren’t careful. For this reason, it can be helpful to look for travel destinations where the exchange rate makes the costs of food and lodging minimal. Here is a look at five different travel destinations that won’t drain your bank account once you get there.

Suspended Bridge at Monteverde, Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Costa Rica has long been a go-to travel destination for Americans because of its diverse landscape, numerous outdoor adventure activities, and unique local dishes. In Costa Rica, you’ll find jungles, mountains, and beaches, all to give your trip some good variety. Costa Rican colóns have been decreasing in value against the U.S. dollar for the past several decades, meaning that your U.S. dollars will go further here. (You’ll get between 500 and 550 colóns per $1 USD there, compared with only about 360 colóns just a few years ago.)