FREE Graphic Timeline of Natural and Human History #homeschool

Timeline Eons FREE for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

If you’ve been avoiding building your own classroom timeline or centuries book you might want to consider having a look at this app.

This app is an extensive and wide-ranging timeline where you can drill down in time to a fraction of a second! Rated for ages 9 and up, I think older kids will enjoy browsing the graphics and the fun facts with links to other resources.

This app includes Natural History, World History, US History, Science and Technology, Art and Architecture and Sports.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Freebook Sifter – A Resource for Free eBooks

Oh, I know what I’m doing today when I catch some free time! I’m camping out at Freebook Sifter.

Freebook Sifter is a compilation site of, you guessed it, free ebooks. It has the books sifted into categories and subcategories, including breaking the Children’s eBooks category into age groups and other relevant subjects.

Another advantage is users have rated the ebooks as well. Be aware though that not all books listed are for young eyes!

Check out Freebook Sifter and see what interesting reads you can find. And don’t forget I have a list of ‘reputable ebooks sites’ too.

Freebook Sifter – A Resource for Free eBooks.

Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model app – sure beats styrofoam balls!

Now that it’s back to school time, it’s time to start thinking ahead to all those cool projects where you’ll be dreaming of whipping out your paste and glitter. Well hold on there a minute, hotshot! This year you can keep your styrofoam balls and broken wire hangers for someting else because you won’t be using it for a solar system. Not after seeing this app.

Check out Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model. It’s an unbelievable and fascinating walk through our universe. You’ll learn about the planets, their history, points of interest and more.

This highly rated app has been featured by Apple as Best Apps of 201o and 2011.

My favorite part is the price – it’s currently $0.99 – that’s 70% for back to school time.

Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

World Map 2012 – includes time zones and borders – Free

 

If you’re looking for an updated world map app, here it is! It includes 2 large world maps – time zones and political boundaries. And it’s free.

App Store – World Map 2012 Free.

TED-Ed | James Watson on how he discovered DNA

If you haven’t discovered TED-Ed you should really go now!

Here they’ve developed a site that uses the famous TED Talk videos and transforms them into lessons. The lessons include the video, a quiz and ways to dig deeper into the subject. If you don’t care for the lessons they’ve provide you can ‘flip’ it into your own words and references.

Check out this one on James Watson, one of the scientists that discovered DNA. Charlotte Mason would love this first-hand account!

James Watson

TED-Ed | James Watson on how he discovered DNA

Monster List of Apps for People with Autism #homeschool #edtech

At Apps In Education they have a fabulously huge list of apps, nicely sorted, for people with autism. It includes a brief summary and where it might help develop certain skills. The price is also listed for convenience.

That being said this is a great list of educational apps for children without autism too. Especially if there’s a specific skill you’d like to work on.

Check it out:

Apps in Education: Monster List of Apps for People with Autism.

Did you know YouTube has a Teacher channel w/tips? #homeschool #edtech

 

 

Teachers Channel – YouTube.

 

 

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