Staff Post: Are Your Kids On Snapchat?

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Category: Parenting, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

This was written by our fabulous (and popular!) educational consultant, Harsh. He works with students on everything from ACT and SAT test preparation to Chemistry, Physics and Calculus.  The announcement of the recent IPO of Snap, Inc.,  the company behind the immensely popular app Snapchat, has been hard to miss, especially here in Silicon Valley. The … Continue reading

Green Ivy’s Top Five Picks for Parental Control Apps

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Category: Parenting, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

One of the biggest challenges of modern parenting today is monitoring and managing children’s screen time. Many households feel some level of tension around time spent behind a screen, whether it is concern over excessive hours spent on Instagram posts or online gaming. Parental control apps can be helpful in providing structure and safety. Some … Continue reading

Edtech and Student Organization: It’s Complicated

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Category: Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Many people assume today’s students are highly organized, given all the technological apps and gadgets at their disposal to help file, store and share documents. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. After Green Ivy founder Ana Homayoun wrote her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, she quickIy realized the increase in one-to-one iPad and computer programs … Continue reading

Do You Think Your Kids Are Screenagers? A Movie Review of the Screenagers Film

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Category: Parenting, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

 At Green Ivy, we’ve worked with students around the issues of time management and organization for nearly 15 years. Over the past decade, our advice around managing distractions and maximizing productivity has completely changed as we embrace the social media socialization that pervades pre-teen and teen culture today. Today’s students are trying to manage their … Continue reading

Creative Ways to Limit Screentime This Summer

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Category: Schools, Setting Goals, Summer Plans, Technology, Teens and technology

Summer is officially in full swing, which means more free time/screentime for everyone. Before your child settles into a Grey’s Anatomy binge watch on her phone, we wanted to offer up some creative ways of limiting your children’s time on electronics during the long hot days ahead. On the heels of seeing the documentary Screenagers, we … Continue reading

Guest Post: Tips on How to Make This A Productive and Successful Semester

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Dasha has been working at Green Ivy for several years, and is a thoughtful and popular instructor. She is finishing up her requirements for being an EMT, and has been taking additional courses since graduating from Stanford in her quest to apply to medical school. Below she shares her three tips for helping students begin … Continue reading

5 Tips for Avoiding Procrastination!

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Category: Back-to-School, Setting Goals, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

1. Leave the Electronics at Home! Although we might be able to convince ourselves that we can be surrounded, but not distracted by electronics, the truth is that the distractions are inevitable. Whether it is the vibration of a text message coming through your phone, or a ping from your computer as a friend likes … Continue reading