Posts Tagged ‘ Older Kids ’

Grown Without Schooling

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Grown Without Schooling

Accompany ten grown homeschoolers from around the country, ranging in age from 19 to 31, as they explore and candidly discuss the lasting influence home education has had on their lives. Produced and edited for the homeschooling community by lifelong homeschooler Peter Kowalke, Grown Without Schooling is a 107 minute documentary, and a frank...
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Kidipede

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Kidipede

Kidipede is a kids’ encyclopedia, online since 1996. A lot of kids use Kidipede for homeschooling. You can find out about Ancient Greece, or how to make yogurt, or about why fires need air to burn. Kidipede will tell you who invented algebra, and what happens in the Iliad, and what Confucius said. Kidipede...
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Give me 20.com

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Give me 20.com

Giveme20.com looks like a useful tool. They offer resources by age, discuss setting an allowance, budgets and resources for learning how to manage your money. The site is free and offers many freebies. Here’s their description. If your child treats money like it grows on trees, or magically falls from the sky, let GiveMe20.com...
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Youtube: Fundamental of Public Speaking

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Professor: Deborah Bridges Description: Fundamentals of Public Speaking refines students’ listening and verbal/nonverbal skills, essential to effective communication. In addition to developing and delivering informative and persuasive speeches, students will assess both peer and guest speaker performances to sharpen critiquing skills. Students will further demonstrate competence in the incorporation of technology used in professional...
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Wiggity Bang Games

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Wiggity Bang Games

These games from Wiggity Bang Games look like fun. Here are the descriptions from the site: Quelf Ages 12 & up / 3-8 players / 60 minutes to play Quelf is insanity in a box! With this hilariously silly party game, you will have outrageous fun with your family and friends. Quelf will inspire...
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Literacy Connections

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Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, and the best in children’s literature. Literacy Connections
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HearthSong

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HearthSong

HearthSong. HearthSong – Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving Barbara Kane founded HearthSong in 1983 because of a growing conviction that, “..too often, in our culture, children are pushed to grow up too fast. I started HearthSong to make a statement reinforcing what parents themselves know is true, right and healthy–that childhood is a...
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Conquering The College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps

Conquering The College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps Crafting A Winning Personal Statement by Alan Gelb Summary from Ten Speed Press: Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb’s holistic strategy and reassuring voice takes out the intimidation factor. Students...
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Cast Iron

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Now that we raise chickens, we have a nice abundance of eggs on hand that the kids enjoy. That lead me to re-evaluate the pans I use to cook with. After some thought, research and conversations with my mother in law, I decided to try cast iron. My pans were reasonably priced (bought the...
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