Tag Archives: Internet

2015_Day 34: Will junk email ever go away?

It's not this Spam that bothers me (I actually like it!), but the junk emails that clutter up my email box.

It’s not this Spam that bothers me (I actually like it!), but the junk emails that clutter up my email box.

During my recent job search, I signed up for a lot of job alerts via email. And along the way, I ended up with a lot of spam emails in my Junk folder. You know the kind — cheap auto insurance, attorneys, help for hair loss, help for my love life, etc. Continue reading

2015_Day 20: Is too much information a bad thing?

The Internet has meant a lot of access for parents to information about their children's day-to-day classroom activities. But is this a good thing?

The Internet has meant a lot of access for parents to information about their children’s day-to-day classroom activities. But is this a good thing?

I think it’s great how much information parents have access to via a computer or smartphone these days. Gone are the┬ádays when you have to rely on your kid to tell you he or she is getting/got a bad grade on an assignment or exam. Or be surprised at parent-teacher conferences with the news.

These days, all you have to do is create and sign into an account with the school district on its website. And, voila, at your fingertips, you have access to your student’s grades, their unexcused absences or tardies, meal account balance, etc. Continue reading