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School Time

Since 2009 I have written posts on The Education Café that have included recommendations to try Time4Learning (based on advice from other consultants and parents who had tried it and found it to be helpful). This year I enrolled my daughter in Time4Learning. After experiencing it firsthand, do you want to know what I think?

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Online Tutoring

“Is mobile learning right for every student? Perhaps not. But for those students who are comfortable with technology and prefer the convenience factor of mobile learning, there is no reason to doubt the efficacy of the experience . . .” This guest post shares information regarding virtual tutoring, as opposed to face-to-face tutoring. [This is…

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Math, Science, and More

A colleague recently introduced me to CK-12, a website devoted to providing students and teachers with free textbooks, flashcards, educational games, videos, simulations, and more. E-learning can be a great addition to your homeschool, national school, or private school education. Ck-12 includes a student feature as well as a teacher/parent feature. The site is fairly…

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Game On!

–-Delana H. Stewart Looking for some great educational internet games/programs, free and fee-based, recommended by parents like you? Here are some for you to check out! While the below resources can be educational and fun, just as in anything overdoing it can be hazardous. Please continue to be cautious about the importance of limiting screen…

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Kids, Teens, and the Internet: Reducing the Dangers

Reduce the dangers and maximize the benefits for kids and teens on the internet. An excerpt from an article by Educare Magazine, used with permission.  The internet is part of one of the greatest social revolutions in human history. It has risen from small beginnings in the 1990s to become the enormous worldwide phenomenon that…

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Types of Curriculum: Technological Learning

by: Delana H. Stewart (See also: Five Types of Curriculum) One type of home school curriculum is Technological Learning which includes internet and software based programs. Some popular online high school programs include: NorthStar Academy Sevenstar Academy The Potter’s School Veritas Press   What questions should I ask when considering various online high schools? Here…

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Does Too Much Television Watching Damage the Developing Brain?

–Delana H. Stewart If you have a child 5 and under you will definitely want to see this. If you have any children or grandchildren that you love and care about, you will likely be interested. If you are the type of person who needs to see scientific data and visuals to believe something, watch…