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Curriculum Organization with Binders - Simple Living Mama. 30 Days to a Clutter Free Home. If you are anything like me, Christmas has left you with tons of stuff that needs to go SOMEWHERE!

30 Days to a Clutter Free Home

I am taking 30 days in January to make my life more organized and clutter free. Bible Verse Printables for Kids. Additionally, we've put together a few sets of Bible Verse Theme Pockets you can use with your children and students.

Bible Verse Printables for Kids

Each set comes with thematic Bible Verses and a printable pocket to store them in. The pocket includes a checklist so children can mark off the verses they've memorized. We'll be adding to this section soon, be sure you are subscribed for updates!

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Moving Beyond the Page: Homeschool Curriculum for Preschool through Middle School. Class Dismissed: It's Not Homeschooling, It's Unschooling - Cincinnati Magazine. Cincinnati Kids, City Wise, Schools Unschooling is a) The best way to learn; b) A new education trend in Ohio; c) A way to get school credit while playing Minecraft; d) All of the above.

Class Dismissed: It's Not Homeschooling, It's Unschooling - Cincinnati Magazine

Like money that grows on trees, it seems like a child’s impossible dream: not to go to school today, next week, next season—to stay up late, play Minecraft, read comics, climb a tree, with permission to boot. But for some children this is no fantasy. As the number of homeschooled children grows nationwide, so too does the number of “unschoolers,” families whose children follow no formal curriculum, unless the children themselves devise it. Instead of going to school, the kids plan their own day and largely do what they want. Photographs by Aaron M. At the same time, trends in homeschooling in general indicate steadily increasing numbers that government agencies, such as the Census, attribute in part to disaffection with Common Core and the No Child Left Behind Act (the standards movement). And it worked. Think Careers. Awesome Library. Turn Reading Time Into Learning Time.

Want to turn TV time into learning time?

Turn Reading Time Into Learning Time

Free streaming videos from services like Netflix and Amazon are a boon to parents committed to a well-rounded education for their children—and not opposed to a little screen time on occasion. How cool is it that we can now harness the power of the Internet and decades of film footage to buttress our children’s learning?

As E.D. Hirsch Jr. has argued for a quarter-century, the early elementary years are the ideal time to introduce children to the wonders of history (natural and otherwise), geography, literature, art, music, and more. By providing a solid grounding in the core domains of human civilization, we are providing two wonderful gifts for our children: A store of knowledge that will help them better understand the complexities of our universe as they grow older and a rich vocabulary that will make them strong, confident readers in these early, formative years. – Mike Petrilli, President of the Thomas B.

Helping Students Motivate Themselves to Learn. Every day, teachers face students who are apparently uninterested in learning.

Helping Students Motivate Themselves to Learn

This is a challenge that must be overcome, because every student must be included in meaningful classroom activities. Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders. iTunes U Downloads. Education: Inquiry - 21st Century Skills. What new skills do students need?

Education: Inquiry - 21st Century Skills

The 21st century: What will it look like? The machine is us/ing us What does it mean to be information literate in the 21st century? We are living in a cognitive age where globalization challenges us to develop innovative thinking, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking abilities. How to homeschool: Links to help you get started. iHomeschool Network. 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library.

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars

Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources. Note: Visit our updated list for the latest in academic search engines. General Start off your research with one of these more general academic search engines. I refuse to steal my kids' dreams (On homeschooling as a social movement) Life Skills. Edheads - Activate Your Mind!

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites...

It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we’re missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks.

Benefits of Video Games. Teaching Calendar. Teaching with Ted. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Teaching with Ted

It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. KidSites.com - Your Guide to the Best Kid Sites on the Web. Kiddie Records Weekly. Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning. Are you interested in improving your eLearning?

Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning

These 5 techniques will help you leverage the power of Mind Maps and encourage you to utilize online Mind Maps in particular. Follow these tips to transform your eLearning using online Mind Maps. Mind Maps are increasingly used as a tool to improve eLearning, understanding and memory through the visual representation of information. Online mind maps are gaining popularity due to their ease of use, accessibility and ability to be used to transform eLearning into an active process. Students, teachers and others interested in eLearning can benefit from using Mind Maps to boost productivity. How Mind Maps Can Be Used As An Effective Tool For eLearning Planning Mind Maps are the perfect tool for creating a learning plan; whether it’s planning your curriculum, breaking down a particular subject or simply to map out an essay or exam answer. FTFHome. Resources by Subject. Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.

Open Education Source - Start here. Guesthollow's Blog. When I was younger, I did not enjoy “domestic” type jobs around the house. Free Homeschool Deals: Affording the Homeschool Life. Hodgepodge - BBC Bitesize - Dance Mat Typing. Pioneer Woman Homeschooling. By Kristen Chase. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I think I might be turning into an unschooler. Okay, so that’s not completely true. As someone who is quite aware of the different homeschool philosophies, what I’m doing isn’t exactly unschooling.

It’s more like “flying by the seat of my pants” schooling. Furious Shepherd's Homeschool Page. Professionally produced lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more! A complete, free online Christian homeschool for your family and mine. DIYHomeschooler – Tools for the Homeschool Handy-Mom. PicMonkey: Free Online Photo Editing. The Frugal Navy Wife - A military wife's guide to savings in the civilian life. HomeschoolCreations.net - a homeschool blog. Homeschool Helper. Practical Homeschool Tips, Plans & Projects and Free Notebook & Lapbook Pages. The Unlikely Homeschool. Nextgenhomeschool - Homeschooled Moms Homeschooling Our Next Generation. Mind Mapping Software - Create Mind Maps online.

Stephanie Harrington. Living and Learning at Home: FREE Printables Collection. Freely Homeschool. Joyous Lessons: Scheduling By Week. A Simple Way to Organize Files at Home. When organizing a home office or household command center, it’s important to have a very organized filing system. Papers and important documents need to be organized in such a way that every family member can use it.

Unfortunately, most file systems only make sense to the person who does the filing. That, my friends, is not smart! As yourself this question: Will my spouse, my children, or other family members know where to find important documents in my absence? Meet Penny - Being Mom: striving to balance family, time, and budget. Educational Songs & Children's Music from Songs for Teaching®

Homeschool Curriculum Freebies and Giveaways! This Reading Mama - a developmental approach to literacy. Free vectors, photos and PSD Downloads. Over The Big Moon. No Time For Flash Cards - kids crafts, books, and play ideas for children. App #25: Game Show Soundboard -Free! [REVIEW] Teachers who enjoy playing any types of games or competitions in their classes will enjoy Game Show Soundboard (iTunes link), a free sound effects app that I found while preparing for an all-school assembly earlier this year.

I was the host to a trivia show which featured the a group of students vs. selected teachers and our principal. Simply typing in “sound effects” in the App store, I was pleasantly surprised to see a large variety of apps. Most of them were free, while some were around 1-2 dollars. I chose Game Show Soundboard, (which can be enlarged to fit the iPad screen) and the sound effects worked well. Home School Innovation. The Peaceful Mom - Book Creator Free. Puppet Pals 2. Barnyard Friends Free 23 Page Preschool Printable Pack 1. This pack is designed to help preschoolers practice a few common math and literacy concepts. There are 23 pages in the pack with activities that involve counting, addition, subtraction, graphing, word puzzles, letter recognition, and more. The theme is cute barnyard animals such as pig, horse, cow, and a few others. The PDF download is below (just click the blue download button) and is in mostly full color.

Classical Conversations without a Community Group - HomeSchool with Winnie. I’ve shared previously that we do Classical Conversations at home, without a community group. Moodboard. Workspace gallery. There is no perfect space. Whether you have tons of room or you’re PBHing in an RV or on a boat, you can create a workspace that works for you and your family. You are creating an environment that supports the type of work you want your child to be able to do.He chooses his own work, based on what interests and engages him. You encourage the values of deep investigation, expression, exploration, thinking, learning, sharing.Create an environment that has what he needs so he can concentrate on his ideas.Think about your space. Lesson Learned: This is a home, not a school house. We are nearing year two of this homeschooling adventure and holy cow have I learned a lot. Clever Dragons - Where boys can be creative, learn and have fun. Smart fun for kids. BBC Schools - BBC Schools.