MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents

In July 2006, , I interviewed Kevin and Dale Farnham, authors of MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents. Since 2006, online social networks have continued to grow and much of the advice the Farnham’s shared in that interview remains relevant today. I’m reproducing the interview below for those who might be looking...
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Carnival of Homeschooling – Peter Rabbit Edition

Carnival of Homeschooling – Peter Rabbit Edition

Home education not only prevents creativity from being rubbed off, but encourages each child to create, explore and discover their place in the world. In honor of the Easter holiday and Ms. Potter, I present the Peter Rabbit Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling, starting with some great Peter Rabbit Resources.
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Natural Child Project

Jan Hunt’s  Natural Child Project offers many quotes and resources.  I did not know of this great resource until my boys were grown, but when I did find it it was wonderful to read the quotes, articles and to explore the wonderful resources available to parents there.    I spoke to the  Natural Parent’s Jan...
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Study Jams

Get help finding answers with Scholastic StudyJams!(tm) at an online learning experience that takes the most challenging math and science topics and explains them through animated videos, Karaoke songs, interactive tutorials, quizzes and more. This subscription-based learning service lets kids sing about “Solids, Liquids & Gases,” play a “Mean & Median” basketball game...
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Get the scoop on computer viruses, search engines, spam, cookies, urban legends, and the most useful sites on the Net. Net gurus Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen (aka the “Click & Clack” of the online world) explain Internet technology in plain English with a dash of humor. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of...
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Math Resource – Illuminations

Hat tip to Susan Ryan for sending along an awesome math resource this morning called Illuminations. The website has 525 lesson plans available. You can select which types of lessons you’re looking for; algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, measurement and data anaylsis and probability. Also at the site you will find: 96 activities, principles...
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Pat Farenga’s New Website

Pat wrote: I’ve started a new blog and a website about my work and interests in education. I’ll be posting materials from my homeschooling seminars and other educational work every week, so be sure to tell your friends, email lists, and other interested parties to check out for unconventional ideas about teaching and...
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Undersea Encounter Books

American Library review of the Undersea Encounters series reads: Partners in the Sea “In this nicely designed volume in the Undersea Encounters series, the authors introduce marine symbiosis, explaining mutualism and commensal partnerships as well as parasitism, providing numerous examples to clarify the concepts. Though most of the examples describe invertebrates such as sponges,...
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Schools Are For Fish

“Schools Are For Fish” This comic strip series takes a humorous look at the issues faced by homeschoolers and unschoolers as they deal with a world that doesn’t always understand their lifestyle choices.
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Enjoying Parenting with the Daily Groove

I’m not sure where I learned about unschooler Scott Noelle’s Daily Groove email newsletter, but I subscribed and have enjoyed the messages that come into my inbox Monday through Friday. The messages are designed to, “help you leave behind the daily grind, to find and stay “in your groove”— focused on thoughts that enhance...
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