ROUNDUP: Back to School Technology

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We’re proud to introduce a new feature to our blog-  Roughly every-other-week-or so, we’ll highlight some of our favorite blog posts from around the Internet.  “Why?”, you ask.  Well, because we like you.  We also like the opportunity to share information that’s helpful and relevant, as well as introduce you to new blogs to add to your feed reader.


This week, we’re gearing up for back-to-school with technology.  Here’s a few conversations happening that will help you and your family start the new school year off right.

181 Google Tricks that Will Save You Time in School

The final installment in a series brought to you by KiwiCommons, these posts features handy advice on using Google Books, Apps & Google Voice to help save time when studying.

Back to School with Android Apps

If you’re the proud owner of an Andriod phone & have little ones going to school this fall, check out these 7 app recommendations from Famigo;  everything from ABCs to Spanish.

How to Choose the Right Smartphone

Maybe your teen or tween has a phone of average intellegence and you’re considering upgrading to a smartphone?  The Tech Dad provides some helpful guidance at The Online Mom site.

11 Deep Student Discounts on Back-To-School Tech

If the cost of a new computer for your student has got you down, Mashable shares some great deals only for students.  From computers to software and free XBoxes, you don’t want to miss the chance to save money when you can.

Back-To-School Gadgets that Make the Grade

Laptops, external hard drives and tablets – Oh, my!  USA Today provides their thoughts on tech products worth the money. 


Have you read (or written) any posts about back-to-school technology?  We’d love to know about them – just drop us a note in the comments section below!



Christina Strickland is a project management, social media and blogging specialist. Since 2006, she has worked with brands, agencies, consultancies and independent professionals to meet a wide range of social media, marketing, project management and community building goals. She is also an active blogger at Detroit Mommies and Social Media School. She is the co-founder of Smart, Savvy, Social and is the owner of Homeschooling In Detroit and

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