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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dad, you're a nicer person without your iPhone

As parents, do we find ourselves in situations where we are physically with our families but not present? The following is an interesting article, that makes you think.
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"I had probably (but can’t exactly remember) been sucked into twitter when he asked again, this time more insistently. ‘Dad, can you answer me?’ This time I snapped back: ‘Look, can’t you see I am busy? Let me just finish this’.
He was quiet – and then replied evenly:
‘Dad, you’re a nicer person without your iPhone.’

"And it is a reminder to me of listening to the right voices. Adults can easily assume that children don’t really have much to say to us – this is why children get patronized and fobbed off with distracted answers. But I need to remember that anything my son is saying to me is always more important than anything I can read on twitter. "

Taking a day away from technology

Here is a challenge for over the Summer Break. Take a break from technology. The author suggests a 24 hour break but it needs to be planned to get the most out of the time.

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"If you’re anything like me, your precious time is gobbled by a pinging phone, a bouncing email icon and the ubiquitous stack of admin."

End the work week on a high
Use the hours before you shut down to become that clean desk person. Attack your do-do list with vigor and plough through your emails.
Plan something fun
Plan an activity, such as a hike or meal with friends, but do not overbook
The Sabbath Manifesto is a creative project designed to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world.

The near future: Apple's new OS and iOS.

Here is the near future with Apple operating systems. We are not suggesting updating to these systems as soon as they are released. Just wanting to keep you in the loop of what is ahead.
The school will advise our community what is the best option for SFS. 

At present it is:
Mac laptop: Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks (10.9) and at least Snow Leopard (10.8)

Google Cultural Institute

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