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Values in Homeschooling

There are a multitude of subjects to cover in homeschooling, then add into that the list of extracurricular activities you want your kids to experience. It is overwhelming to contemplate everything you want to impart to your kids not only as their teacher but also as...

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The Future of Digital Education

Did you know that tech historians are already referring to current times as the "Fourth Industrial Revolution?"  In fact, Bernard Marr, writing for Forbes in August 2018 said "We’re on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.  It’s...

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3 States and Their Approach to Online Learning

According to data collected during the 2010 U.S. Census, the number of school age children (age 5 to 17) in the U.S. during 2016-17 was 58,212,462.  37% of those children live in California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois.  In an effort to offer more...

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The Great Planner Debate

The Great Planner Debate: Teaching Homeschoolers the Art of Independent Planning I remember the first planner I used. I was in the sixth grade and my school issued everyone the same planner, complete with dates important to our school already printed in the correct...

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Homeschool Hacks

Regardless of what your career or occupation is, you are sure to have to developed a few tricks of the trade to make your job easier. These days the term “lifehack” is used loosely to describe those uniquely personal ideas that increase efficiency in daily life. Let’s...

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Why I Homeschool

We were recently at a birthday party and my son happily shared with the guests sitting across the table that he was in kindergarten. Later in the conversation it came up we were homeschooling. The eyebrows were raised and the questions started. “Here we go,” I...

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BLENDED LEARNING BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WHAT IS BLENDED LEARNING? Since 1999, the use of digital and online instructional approaches known generically as 'blended learning" and "hybrid learning" have become increasingly popular as a way to convert the brick-and-mortar classroom to a model that combines...

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Historic Homeschoolers

You know that feeling you get when you meet a new family in the community while you’re out and about during school hours? It’s usually fairly easy to spot a new homeschooling family and, for us, it’s pretty exciting to introduce ourselves to potential friends! My kids...

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BLENDED LEARNING AS “DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION”

Ten years ago, three education researchers noted that "online learning is sweeping across America." They estimated that, in 2009, more than 3 million K to 12 students would take an online course, resulting in a nearly 70-fold increase over the year 2000 when an...

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Quick Organizational Tips for Kids

As homeschoolers, we do a lot of living in our homes. Moms can’t do everything so how can we teach our kids a few basic organizational skills? Here are a few quick ways to get your kids on the path to keeping better organized around the house. Easy to Remember If you...

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Saying Yes

As with all areas of life, there are many options to fill our homeschool day. We have endless amount of curriculum and textbook options to pick from. The methodologies available from which to select are numerous. We have loads of choices of online coursework and...

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Learning Math Can Be a Creative Experience

Professor Jo Boaler teaches at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education and is the CEO and co-founder of www.YouCubed.com , a site that offers a wide variety of math-education resources and tools for teachers, parents, and students.  Professor Boaler, who...

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Foreign Languages for Homeschool Students

If you were to ask the average American high school student if he or she needs to learn a foreign language they would probably respond with “No, everybody speaks English these days.” Really? Why Homeschool Students Should Study Foreign Languages Exposure to Other...

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Pros and Cons of Homeschool Conventions

Whether you are new to homeschooling or you’ve been doing it for years, you have probably considered attending a homeschool convention. Should you go or not go? Will it be worth it for you to invest the time and energy to join the thousands of other homeschoolers at a...

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Online Learning as an On-Ramp to Homeschooling

We sat in her car while it idled in my driveway, brainstorming all the ways she could introduce the potential change to her son. She was willing to put in the work and take charge of the boy’s education, as she had already shifted around work responsibilities and made...

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Crafting a Homeschool Schedule

As the summer is picking up speed and fall is getting closer, I am slowly getting my homeschooling wheels turning for the fall. It’s time to think of what changes I need to make to our weekly schedule. Why is a schedule important? So, what’s the big deal about having...

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Kicking Off the Homeschool Year

Our homeschool year will begin in just a few more weeks. Since Upstate New York only gets a few months of warm weather every year and about nine months of cold, I try to put off our start date until September. We still have a bunch of things on our summer bucket list...

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GSN Now Offers Apex Learning for Middle School

Apex Learning, a proven high school curriculum for honors and AP (Advanced Placement) courses, is bringing its robust online learning to middle school. The vision for Apex middle school courseware is to fully prepare the student to be successful in ninth grade. Data...

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