Category: Technology

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Programming Websites for Kids

This is a very quick post with some websites that someone else recommended for kids who are interested in learning computer programming.  We are (hoping) to incorporate some computer programming into our homeschool this year, so we’ll be checking these out in the coming months: TechRocket.com YouthDigital. com Tynker.com CodeAcademy.com Khan Academy Intro to Javascript We also have Super Scratch Programming Adventure (affiliate link) that a friend recommended, but we...

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Technology Tools and Websites to Facilitate Learning

This summer I am spending some time looking at some education apps, tools and websites. I thought I’d talk about a few that I’ve heard other educators mention so that you have a chance to look at them before the school year starts as well. These look like they might be a fun way to incorporate a bit of technology in those “checking for understanding” moments. I don’t know about...

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Honoring the Mars Exploration Team and How You Personally Have Benefited from the Space Program

Later today, the mission team for NASA’s long-lived Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity will be awarded the Haley Space Flight Award.  Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager,  John Callas,  will accept the award on behalf of  the team. Previous recipients of this prestigious award have included Alan B. Shepard, John Glenn, Thomas Stafford, Robert Crippen, Kathryn Sullivan and the crew of space shuttle mission STS-125, which flew in 2009 on the last shuttle...

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DD creates her first Blog Post

Yesterday I talked about some of the digital tools kids can use these days.  Part of the reason I wanted to write that post was because it was an area my kids haven’t delved much into. The majority of our projects have been hands-on or have been lapbooks or notebooking pages.    I learned a lot looking into the ways technology can be used to supplement tradtional type work.  I...

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Digital Tools Your Child Can Master

Technology in Education and in your Homeschool (Part 2) Last week I talked about how you can incorporate video, audio and educational apps into your homeschool. This week’s post talks about how your child/student can use tools to create their own projects that use photos, diagrams, audio, visual components including interactive animations,  3D animations and/or video content.  Your child can use a wide range of tools to create stunning videos,...

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Learning to Type

The kids don’t yet know how to type, though hubby has been suggesting it for more than a year now. It was just one of those things that was hard to add into our day.  About two weeks ago, we finally took the plunge.  I started off introducing the keyboard to them in collection (our group time). I didn’t tell them what we were doing at first… had them outline...

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Technology in Education and in your Homeschool (Part 1)

Technology can be integrated into the educational setting (your classroom, your homeschool) as seamlessly and easily as it has made its way into your daily life.  Your computer, tablet, reader, iPhone, video machine and CD player all can supplement your teaching with the right tools.  Many kids already play educational games at home or on the go. Streaming video brings science and history to life.   Slip in a CD of...