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“Film School and Beyond”

Would you like to get into film school, make the most of your education, and go on to make that movie you’ve always dreamt of making? It’s possible when you know which steps to take.Over three hundred past and current film students from around the country were asked to discuss their experiences in and...
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Chemistry Games from Shepherd Software

Chemistry Games These eight online free chemistry games from Shepherd Software teach the chemical elements, periodic table, and more.
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Talk like a pirate day!

I learned that today is talk like a pirate day from a post that I came across today by Judy Aron, Avast Ye Maties! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day at Consent of the Governed. Judy’s photos are always fun, so be sure to stop by and check out her site. The original Talk...
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A New Category – library resources

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~Cicero I have wonderful memories of my small town library, its many resources and the individuals who have always been quick to assist – the librarians. Have you ever noticed that librarians rarely judge what you are reading, but are always...
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College help

Sourcebooks College recently sent along the following new books: The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2008, by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske, is the only guide that combines information about each college’s statistics with quality of life. Named “Best College Guide” by USA Today, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2008 provides comprehensive...
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Two Free E-books from Carol Topp, CPA

Carol Topp, CPA and homeschool Mom recently wrote to tell me that she is offering two FREE e-books at her website. I’ve just finished reading these two books, Money Management for Homeschool Organizations and 501c3 Tax Exempt Status for Homeschool Groups and I would recommend them to anyone who is wondering what they should...
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DIY Projects from Make Magazine

The best thing about Make magazine – or one of the best things – is that they’re getting kids completely jazzed about science and engineering – something our country so desperately needs. Just in time for summer, Make editor Phil Torrone has assembled a hodgepodge of fun DIY projects to keep those antsy kids...
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Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices in Time Series

Schlessinger Media- Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices in Time Series on DVD Throughout the 20th century, charismatic world leaders used the power of speech to communicate difficult truths, galvanize citizens to fight for independence and to unite nations to defeat foreign enemies. The motivational words of Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela instilled...
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Define-a-thon What is a Define-a-Thon? It’s a new word game sensation based on the book series from the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary. Contestants are given a definition and have to choose the correct answer word from four choices. Why Define-a-Thons? Being able to spell a word doesn’t necessarily mean that you know...
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