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Crayola Creativity Guide

Crayola Creativity Guide

From the official Crayola site: The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate — their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities. Their parents and teachers nourished them with creative experiences and confidence building responses to their attempts, throughout their childhood. Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create,...
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DrawtheDog.com

DrawtheDog.com

If you have a young artist, a dog lover, or anyone who enjoys good artwork and fun cartoons about dogs, check out this unique site where great cartoons by an ex-Disney animator draw themselves right before your eyes! It’s mesmerizing and fun, and inspiring to young artists who’ll find plenty of encouragement for their...
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Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

The landmark Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1985 television series spans 14 hours, over three decades of history, and dozens of events across the country. This feature presents 25 of the major events, from Emmett Till’s murder in 1955 to the election of Harold Washington as Chicago’s first black mayor in...
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Farm Goods for Kids

Farm Goods for Kids

Established in 1994, Farm Goods for Kids offer sone of the largest selections of farm toys and old-fashioned, classic play sets that today’s adults remember from their childhood, offered at competitive pricing while offering the toy industry’s best quality brands. From the Farm Goods for Kids blog: “We believe that children should indulge in...
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Wolfram/Alpha

Wolfram/Alpha

Wolfram/Alpha’s long-term goal is “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and...
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Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw: from About.com offers beginner’s drawing lessons for kids or anyone interested in learning to sketch, from the beginning steps of selecting the best art materials, to how to hold a pencil properly, to perspective and pencil shading with advice about values and tone, all the way through to lessons in portraiture...
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Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

From a wonderful resource-and-idea-filled site, Gardening with Children: “There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are fascinated by looking for worms and bugs and love to water the garden and anything else in the near vicinity. Children also enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow...
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Oil Spill!

Oil Spill!

“The Deepwater Horizon oil spill recently created by a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico – now a blob of goo three times the size of Rhode Island that threatens Gulf fisheries, the Florida Keys, and the Louisiana coast – is hardly special in any positive sense of the world, but its prominence...
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Art in Story: Teaching Art History …

Art in Story: Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children Second Edition (Paperback) looks like a wonderful resource.   Here is part of a review from Amazon about it: “Covering from prehistoric art to computer art, this information-packed book is filled with lessons, stories to share, and journal, art and drama activities to engage children....
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Spellquizzer

Spellquizzer

Spellquizzer is software created by Dan Hite. He offers a free trial download so I tested it out. I thought the “quiz me on the list” was the most fun. The gentleman reads a sentence and then asks you to spell a word within the sentence. Here is a quick shot of what it...
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  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]

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  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

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  • Hands On Science Kits
    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

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  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s […]