We hear it often, but what does it actually mean to be “tech savvy”? Cambridge dictionary defines it as one whom is well informed about or proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers. Growing up, few of my peers had experience with computers. My first exposure to the internet wasn’t until I was in my final year of college. Today, tech-savvy individuals gain
If every parent knew and acted on the research presented in Nicholas Kardaras’s Glow Kids, students would learn much better, fewer kids would be on medication for attention and mental health issues, and the psych wards for young people would not be as full. I have been trying to review Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids—and How to Break the Trance for
The Mobile Homeschool takes advantage of the tools and environments we find ourselves in and helps our homeschools to thrive no matter where we are. One of the most wonderful things about homeschooling is taking the show on the road. We aren’t tied to one place. We can seek adventure. And sometimes we find ourselves out and about based on life’s many rhythms- Doctor’s appointments
Today I am sharing with you a fun website to introduce your students to touch-typing. Dance Mat Typing is a fun online program provided by the BBC. BBC Bitesize is an online study support website for children of all ages. There are many other fun, helpful programs so be sure to look around the Bitesize webpage for more helpful resources. Dance Mat Typing – Why Learn to Touch
Why should you and your kids care about computer science? As the Sonlight website points out, there are many jobs in the field. Furthermore, as one of our daughters discovered to her dismay, not knowing about programming can make it difficult to find work even in other fields. (The next year she managed to fit programming into her university course schedule.) A careful look at
It is almost spring! I hope you can feel your homeschool coming back to life with a refreshed energy to finish the year well. The authors here at The Curriculum Choice are feeling that renewed energy and have set out to encourage you with wonderful ideas for your spring homeschool. From spring holiday celebrations and nature study to meaningful art and literature themes, we hope
If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
Warning. The free Visual Latin lessons you may download and watch will have you hooked. Watch them with your children only if you want to hear… Laughter. Soon followed by, “Can we watch another?” Then after the second introductory lesson, “Can we watch just one more?” “…better to make students laugh than yawn.” ~ visuallatin.com Why should you study Visual Latin? Well, not only “because