Tech for Back to School

By now, most kids have already gone back to school. It’s probably the end of the first week, and all of us should be getting into the swing of things. My kids are homeschooled, so we start up again on Monday.

However, it’s never too late to use your technology to make you a better student or help your kids stay on top of their schoolwork. The technology they use for school will be useful in the future as well.


Photo by: Tomash Devenishek

Backup Batteries Can Save Your Trip

We’re so connected nowadays that we have to travel with about 10-15 charging cables when we go anywhere. On my recent trip to Greece, I realized just how dependent I am on battery powered devices. Between my iPhone, iPad, and my son’s iPod, each night we would have to decide which devices needed charging, and each day we would hope the batteries would last for us while we using our devices.


(Photo by: Janet Ramsden)

Four Really Good Bluetooth Keyboards

I love taking my iPad to Starbucks to get some work done. It is one of my favorite things to do, especially since my house is pretty crazy with all the kids running around all the time. Much of what I do requires typing, so on my trips to get a caffeinated beverage, I usually grab my iPad and my bluetooth keyboard, which I can use to pound out pages of content when I need to.

I’ve taken a look at many keyboards over the years, and here are a few that I think are worth checking out if you have a tablet that accepts bluetooth keyboards.

Goal Face – Fun World Cup App

Our house has World Cup Fever. After last night’s incredible win by the United States (and the days leading up to it with some incredible matches), our family, especially me, is having fun watching the tournament in Brazil.

Sunday after church we were at Chili’s, and the table had an advertisement for a free app that they have available called “Goal Face.” It looked fun, so I downloaded it while waiting for our food to come and took some pictures of my kids.