Freebie of the Day » The Cinnamon Bear! radio show

Freebie of the Day » The Cinnamon Bear! radio show

Originally played on-air in 1937 this old radio series has been a favourite Christmas tradition in our household since the kids were wee tiny folk. Be sure and download the whole series – pop them into iTunes and put them on your iPod, iPad, iPhone for listening while driving around looking at the Christmas lights. Or burn them onto CDs for playing in the car.

Another homeschool idea is to download and print off the accompanying colouring book and colour while listening to the stories. Maybe make it part of your advent tradition.

Take care!

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Homeschoolers May Be Ahead of The Technological Curve

Homeschoolers May Be Ahead of The Technological Curve

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” – John Dewey

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” – John Dewey

BrainPOP – Animated Educational Site for Kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology

BrainPOP – Animated Educational Site for Kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology

Lots of animated videos including topics in Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts and Music, Health, and Engineering and Technology. There’s also a lovely free iPad/iPhone application with a free educational movie of the day.

What’s really appealing about BrainPop is the kid-friendly graphics and the short but interesting topics that just long enough to get across the important points.

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MathBoard for iPad on the iTunes App Store

MathBoard for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Use free for addition facts. Lots of choices to make math challenging and fun for any child.

Build It Yourself: 8 Fun Electronics Kits Under $100

Build It Yourself: 8 Fun Electronics Kits Under $100

Ah, there’s the Snap Rover…awesome educational kit and toy all in one. Check the others out for potential Christmas gift ideas.

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction – NYTimes.com

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction – NYTimes.com

Is technology engaging students or is it compromising their ability to focus?

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