27 Aug 2012
in Addition, Computers, Division, Early Elementary (K-2), Elementary (Gr-3-5), Free!, High School, Independent, Math, Multiplication, Older Elementary (Gr 6-8), Subtraction, Websites
Tags: division, homeschool, math, multiplication, quiz
Maybe some of us are finding our kids are a little rusty in the math facts department after the summer break? This website will help you!
Sign up for free and XtraMath visually charts your child’s progress with quizzes. It is expected that your child will login every day and practice. It’s an awesome site that encourages self-competition. There’s nothing better than beating your previous score!
You can set yourself up as a teacher/parent and have any number of children ‘report’ to you. You can be notified of quiz results and how each student is doing. Your child can also be reminded to login and practice too.
Be sure and take a look – you won’t regret it.
23 Aug 2012
in $10 or less, Early Elementary (K-2), Elementary (Gr-3-5), High School, Higher Ed. - College/University, Independent, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Older Elementary (Gr 6-8), Preschool-PreK, Science
Tags: app, Education, homeschool, iPad, iPhone, science, solar
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.
22 Aug 2012
in Early Elementary (K-2), Elementary (Gr-3-5), Free!, Geography - World, High School, Higher Ed. - College/University, Independent, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Older Elementary (Gr 6-8), Preschool-PreK
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.
21 Jun 2012
in $50 or less (but more than $10), Early Elementary (K-2), Elementary (Gr-3-5), Free!, High School, Independent, Older Elementary (Gr 6-8), Spelling
Tags: Education, homeschool, Spelling, test, vocabulary, writing
If you’ve been using the free features of SpellingCity.com and enjoying them then you’ll love this deal.
Use the code ’50offFB’ when checking out to get 50% off ($15 for up to 5 users). Check out their website to see the benefits of premium membership.
01 Jun 2012
in Computers, Early Elementary (K-2), Elementary (Gr-3-5), Free!, High School, Higher Ed. - College/University, Independent, Older Elementary (Gr 6-8), Science, Websites
Tags: Astronomy Alternative, Child, Cosmology, Education, homeschool, microbiology, Scale, science
Here’s a really interesting website that gives you an idea of the scale of the universe. Use the slider at the bottom of the page to zoom either in, to see microscopic details, or to zoom out to see the universe. It’s a great conversation starter with the kids!
The Scale of the Universe 2.
26 Apr 2012
in Computers, Free!, Full multi-subject curriculum, High School, Higher Ed. - College/University, Independent, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Older Elementary (Gr 6-8), Science, Smart Phones (Android, Blackberry), Websites
Tags: science, ted talks, video
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!
TED-Ed | James Watson on how he discovered DNA