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Kristin Bennett McNeely

Kristin Bennett McNeely

Seattle, Washington
Mom of three with many ideas that are in progress, trained in design, experienced in SaaS product development (from a support and design/oversight perspective). Many Momtrepreneurial ideas both in the works and in my head...life is never boring!! I am VERY interested in tying together health, community and earth in ways to improve if all... with a sprinkle of some helpful technology in the mix.

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  • Questions 5
  • Answers 89
  • Followers 10
  • Follows 7
  • Votes given 79
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16Sep
Are millennials really screwed?

Only if expected to conform to norms derived from earlier generations...fortunately I think that Millenials are more creative than that and will find ...

16Sep
How can I encourage my children to read?

Get a book about something they are interested in...

28Aug

I think asking your childminder to teach and asking them to undertake planned activities with your children are two very different things. The former ...

26Aug

LinkedIn isn't purely about business, future business, or corporate anymore. It's about CV building. Giving a future employee a piece of paper is ...

26Aug

Two points need to be discussed here. 1) Clarifying what "LinkedIn" really is and then... 2) Clarifying why a student may want to get involved. First ...

22Aug

The aim of lowering the age is also to allow students to make more informed decisions about higher education: ...

22Aug
Do teenagers need LinkedIn?

I absolutely think it makes sense. I was working as a babysitter, helping parents, working in a mall doing sales, and much more prior to turning 18. ...

22Aug

[LinkedIn](http://quib.ly/qu/should-a-school-leaver-create-a-linkedin-profile), the social networking site aimed at professionals, is set to [drop ...

22Aug

By all means offer a subsite for future business people but to simply drop kids into the mainstream linkedin application is very short sighted ...

21Aug
How long until desktop computers are a thing of the past?

I think it's already over, it's not mainstream anymore it's more of a niche product. Gamers, Game Developers, and other people who use it more ...

21Aug

I'm a PC loving dinosaur and cannot conceive of a tablet taking its place. Where would I game? What would I stub my toe on at 10pm? When else would I ...

21Aug

I think it depends what the purpose of the device is for - your kids will struggle to type up homework on a tablet, but computers are very expensive ...

21Aug
Should we bother get our kids a desktop computer, or go straight to tablet?

UPDATE: I did just buy a desktop last weekend too, pretty good one for about $350, I think it is ergonomically better to be able to see the screen ...

16Aug
Do you need a degree to compete in the modern knowledge economy?

I say that NO we don't need the degrees...I agree with the point about salary implications but I know people working in content marketing making WAY ...

15Aug
In-app purchases: whose responsibility?

I would like more warning/recommendation upon first getting a phone on how to change the settings... When [I Got ...

14Aug
Should we blame the tech or the parents if kids sit and play with nothing but screens all day?

Blame or congratulate? Could mean they are deeply interested in their studies...

14Aug

Of course technology can help children develop values and behaviours that reflect those a parent would want their child to develop. But it is worth ...

14Aug

Yes, technology can teach children to say please and thank you. Games, apps, and websites can teach children most anything, really. Just like books ...

Q: Are millennials really screwed?

A: Only if expected to conform to norms derived from earlier generations...fortunately I think that Millenials are more creative than that and will find ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I encourage my children to read?

A: Get a book about something they are interested in...

3 years ago

Q: Do teenagers need LinkedIn?

A: I absolutely think it makes sense. I was working as a babysitter, helping parents, working in a mall doing sales, and much more prior to turning 18. ...

3 years ago

Q: How long until desktop computers are a thing of the past?

A: I think it's already over, it's not mainstream anymore it's more of a niche product. Gamers, Game Developers, and other people who use it more ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you need a degree to compete in the modern knowledge economy?

A: I say that NO we don't need the degrees...I agree with the point about salary implications but I know people working in content marketing making WAY ...

3 years ago

Q: In-app purchases: whose responsibility?

A: I would like more warning/recommendation upon first getting a phone on how to change the settings... When [I Got ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we blame the tech or the parents if kids sit and play with nothing but screens all day?

A: Blame or congratulate? Could mean they are deeply interested in their studies...

3 years ago

Q: Should all teachers have to pass a competency with technology test to be able to teach?

A: I think as long as there us support within the school when help is needed then certification for all teachers is not needed. They have to stay on top ...

3 years ago

Q: My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school is it just me or is this just a lazy approach to teaching?

A: I think it shows they've picked apps that haven't progressed enough to be functional across platforms, so yes, I do think it is laziness. Android ...

3 years ago

Q: Why don't teachers integrate technology in their classes? What are the major factors preventing them to use technology in teaching?

A: I've seen some technology being used, Dreambox or Xtramath here and there, and the tests here in Seattle are done on the computer, but I would LOVE ...

3 years ago

Q: Any apps or websites to prepare kids starting school?

A: I don't know about preparing for school but some of the apps my daughter's been introduced to at school are xtramath.org and dreambox.com maybe ...

3 years ago

Q: How do I stop my mobile running out of power too quickly on holiday?

A: You can get an [nPower PEG](http://www.npowerpeg.com/new-specs-page) that keeps phones charged using kinetic energy. They are in the US and they have ...

3 years ago

Q: Is Instagram ok for my 11 year old daughter?

A: I think that if you had a good reason to use it, then it could be a wonderful too...for example, if you were doing a research project about flowers, ...

3 years ago

Q: What’s the lowdown on home education?

A: Interesting discussions, I have always been close to pulling my kids from school, in fact I did from the public school system this past year for a ...

3 years ago

Q: Should parents' online knowledge be tested?

A: Might as well make it into a game where we earn badges and whatnot...or something like Lumosity where we earn points and can compare our skills etc. ...

3 years ago

Q: What should I do when my 2-year-old girl won't stop crying unless we give in to her?

A: Distractions work wonders for the little ones too...."Candy...that's yucky for our body, so no not right now, but do you want a ba-na-na?" ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we track our children by GPS?

A: Have you guys seen [http://www.thelassyproject.com](http://www.thelassyproject.com) "GPS+SMS=SAFER KIDS"?

3 years ago

Q: My ASD son is brilliant at maths and very bored by school, any online resources to challenge him?

A: Maybe join Mensa? They send out some fun logic problems and such...plus he could meet some other kids he might relate to. SENG is a pretty good ...

3 years ago

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