Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Homeschooling Resources

I know homeschoolers don't always have tons of money to invest. It really is refreshing though when we can find something for I thought that I would share a few free homeschooling resources that just might lighten your load today!
Easy Fun School - fun resources that might make things a bit easier
Homeschool News
Carschooling - fun school things to do in the car
Learning Games for Kids - free educational resource
Home Hearts - a guide to homeschooling
Homeschool Central - advice for homeschoolers
Homeschool highlights - homeschool curriculum reviews and articles
Faith and a Full House - homeschoolers life and times
Time4Learning - free online forum for homeschool parents
Learning Treasures
Unscramble Word Puzzles - Word scramble puzzles for spelling practice and fun

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Learning with Technology

Can you believe how much technology has evolved over the past 5 years? It is unbelievable how the face of education itself has changed due to the effect of technological advancements over the past decade. However, I am concerned over the fact that technology has become such an integrated part of our daily lives, yet most education does not reflect this. Yes, the school systems have required technology inclusion for each day and for each student. But this technology inclusion is not reflective of the requirements the student will face in real life.
Face it, in the future our children will need to have education in technology just to function in society. Do we realize that teenagers these days don't socialize - they have a social network. They don't "chat" they text on their smart phones. People have the world at their fingertips almost all day long. How do we reflect that in the education that we give our children?
I don't know about you, but at our house our homeschool curriculum incorporates technology every day. Not that I am a proponent of being on the cell phone or the computer all hours of the day, but the fact that our children need to be technologically savvy to make it in the future. I am trying to help them be prepared to meet the demands of an ever increasing technological world.