Posts Tagged ‘ Free Resources ’

Podcasting Folktales and Travel Tales

Kimberly Goza shared this message today at HEM-Networking: I’d like to get the word out about a weekly podcasting show my family is producing. By way of re-introduction: We are HSing on the road (in other words we travel full time). We are also performers – mom, dad and son, known as the Act!vated...
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Journey North

Greetings from Journey North, a science, math, technology, and geography project supported by Annenberg Media. Below you’ll find an announcement about our free online studies for K-12 classrooms. Please share it with educators in your network. Free Online Project: Students Track Seasons, Animal Migrations Teachers and students in K-12 classrooms are invited to participate...
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Reading and the Brain from PBS

“Reading and the Brain,” the eighth episode of the award-winning series “Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers,” offers an intriguing look at exciting scientific breakthroughs that may fundamentally change the way reading problems are resolved. “Host Henry Winkler, who struggles with dyslexia himself, explores how brain scientists in Washington, D.C., Houston, Chicago, Louisville and Toronto...
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Trash Talk and Towards Understanding by Dave and Lillian Brummet

Trash Talk and Towards Understanding Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet have written two books, Trash Talk and Towards Understanding. Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment, offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. Towards Understanding is a collection of 120...
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Recently I found a new search engine called SPEEGLE.  Speegle is a Scotch speech technology company that delivers internet search results as speech. You can choose the type of voice you would like to hear, a female generic voice-bot, a male voice bot with a Scottish lilt and a generic male voice. They also...
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Just For Kids: A Fairy Ring Contest and Creative Activities to Deter Summer Boredom

Just For Kids: A Fairy Ring Contest and Creative Activities to Deter Summer Boredom — Fun, Colorful Web Sites Inspired by Bestselling Fantasy Adventure, A Treasure’s Trove, and Upcoming Sequel, Secrets of the Alchemist Dar, Offer Challenging Games, Puzzles and Creative Contest — NEW CANAAN, CT, June 29, 2006 – Filling three months of...
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Learning foreign languages by Valerie Bonham Moon

Valerie Bonham Moon offers some great hands on advice for learning another language at Home Education Magazine’s News and Commentary this week. She writes: On military homeschooling discussion lists, there is often the question of how to go about learning a foreign language, often German since that’s where many servicemembers are stationed. When we...
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Early American Paper Quilling

Early American Paper Quilling from Home Education Magazine’s Hands-On Learning Columnist- Kathy Ceceri She writes: “Back in Colonial America, hobbies were serious business. Whether they were taught at home or at school, girls were expected to learn their own kind of three “R’s”: refinements, recreations, and reading novels. As author Felice Hodges writes in...
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Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature

Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature From the site: PURPOSE The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. I expect the user to be a librarian or a teacher intervening for a...
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How Fireworks are made.

From National Geographic for Kids: How Fireworks are made The website reads: “Blue and gold flitter shells and Gold Comet Roman Candles are just two kinds of fireworks bursting on the previous screen. The display was put on by Performance Pyrotechnic Associates, Inc. (PPA) of Dittmer, Missouri. PPA is in the business of making...
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