AmberMac Archive: family

Amber’s Holiday Solutions on The Marilyn Denis Show

On Tuesday, November 27th, I share my tips for the holiday season on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. Whether you want apps to make shopping a cinch or tips to manage screen time, you’ll find my holiday solutions. Apps to manage gift lists and budgets Check out one of… Read More

3 Fun & Educational Family-Friendly Podcasts

For families whose summers involve a lot of travel time, having interesting and entertaining audio podcasts to listen to together can make a long car ride go by faster — and give you lots to  talk about as you learn together! To make it easy to find appropriate content… Read More

#TheFeed: IGTV, Secure iPhones, Email Replies & Kids Tech

TF146: We talk to Ryan Duquette, our cybercrime specialist from Hexigent, about Apple’s decision to block law enforcement’s access to the iPhone. Also, our favorite Internet video star @Brittlestar joins us to talk about Instagram’s new venture, IGTV, which gives video creators the ability to produce and share up to… Read More

5 Kid-Friendly Smart Summer Tech Toys & Apps

Summer is a great time to get your kids involved in some educational fun, so here are five tech toys/apps that I wanted to share (and you can also watch my video on Global News discussing some of these here). Learn about the Night Sky Celestron’s Cometron 7… Read More

Festivals & Fireworks: The Tech You Need

Summer has arrived, which means we’re all spending more time outside. Making memories in the glorious outdoors does not mean abandoning our devices – in fact, using technology to make the most of the long weekends at the cottage or while attending a local festival just makes sense. When attending… Read More

3 Ways Google’s Family Link App Keeps Kids Safe Online

As a parent, I know it’s challenging to stay up-to-date with today’s non-stop technology. Thankfully, there are now more ways than ever for moms, dads, and guardians to keep children safe. If your son or daughter is using an Android device, here’s how Google’s Family Link app can help… Read More

Staying Safe in the Age of Cyberbullying

I recently worked with Telus to create a couple of videos on the subject of staying safe from cyberbullying. You’ll find both videos below (and on Facebook) and you can check out more tips to help keep your family and your community safer online at #TELUSWISE. 3 Offline Steps… Read More

App Review: Prodigy Game

by Amber Mac & Gamer Zookeeper Lots of kids love math, but some need a little extra encouragement to discover how fun math can be. My son (AKA Gamer Zookeeper) is now in Grade 3 and is diving into patterns, division, and multiplication. Like most students, he learns best through… Read More

#TheFeed: Edutainment, Cooking Up AI, & Coding for Kids

TF109: With September just around the corner, we talk to Matt Hutton from Little 10 Robot about Calcugators and why math edutainment works for kids. We also speak to Dr. Kiki from This Week in Science about this week’s eclipse and why it was a special moment in history. Plus,… Read More