What is By Bethany Kids?

By Bethany Kids is a non-profit run by a long-time web marketer named Shauna Conway.  She lives in Bethany, Oklahoma and is passionate about her work and about instilling 21st-century job and life skills in kids in creative ways using technology, and fun project-based learning.  Some of the areas we work in are: 3D printing, Laser Engraving, digital art and comic/graphic novel creation, making Bluetooth enabled typewriters and repurposing Nerf guns as “steampunk” guns.  The most important thing, beyond the projects, is to teach children lifelong good habits.  Helping kids to see that they must earn to survive, but can find work that they love and then to develop healthy money sense.  We love to support ‘kidpreneurs’ that have business ideas of their own.

It Takes Diligence

We are still tinkering with our old Royal Typewriter.  The goal is to have it up and running so that the kids can use it to write stories and get the feel of what it was like to type in the past.  Nothing like the feel of the keys on an old-time typewriter.  This project is taking ...

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Making Walt Disney World MORE Fun

This is your GO-TO resource for all things planning for WDW.  We are building a list of what to pack when you go on your trip as well as educational opportunities and curriculum to use on your trip.  Why not teach when your kids don’t realize they are learning, right? We also have resources for ...

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Progress…

We’ve successfully taken the typewriter apart, attached the sensor circuitry and then put it back together.  Now we have to attach the magnetic switches for the keys that we didn’t have room on the sensor panel (like the space bar) then make a hole in the typewriter casing (which I’m not sure how we’re going ...

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Glow-In-the-Dark Game Night

We’re planning for a glow in the dark game night soon… Dips that glow under a black light.  Solo cups that fluoresce in the black light.  And our very own custom wood wahoo board that has leds under each space to make the men (translucent marbles of all different colors) glow.  We can’t actually PLAN the game ...

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Breathing New Life into an Old Typewriter

We’ve been hard at work trying to get our USB Typewriter up and going.  However, we’ve run into a few snags… The port for the USB sits underneath the plastic casing of the typewriter, so we’re going to have to find a way to make a hole large enough to allow the cable to connect. ...

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The Importance of Review Management for Online Marketing

Small businesses get really excited when they start seeing positive reviews come in on Google+, Facebook, Yelp or Angie’s List. However, one negative review can cause lots of turmoil around the business and online. Let’s face it, the review game is rigged against business owners.  People are more likely to review someone when they are ...

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SEO in 2017

I started working with search engine optimization in 2008. The rules were much different back then. Google really wasn’t as smart as it is now. You could make a site rank high on Google by using your exact match key phrase on your site, within link tags, and on your off-site links. Now all of ...

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