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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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8 Questions to Prepare You for the Coming Homeschool Year

Ready for homeschool? It’s that time of year when homeschool parents need to start evaluating what to do for the fall and how to make everything work for the new homeschool year. There are hundreds of curriculum options out there and it’s hard to figure out what to...

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Homeschooling: Greenhouse for Inventors

Many homeschoolers I know tend to be natural builders, creators, pioneers or inventors. Simply based on the fact that someone is homeschooling alone causes them to take on the pioneer spirit for one reason or another. We figure out this homeschooling monster, we...

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WHY OUR HOMESCHOOL SUMMER BREAK ONLY LASTS 5 OR 6 WEEKS

I’ve tried the traditional June to September summer break. I’ve tried summers without a break at all (except for the weeks we travel). I’ve tried the few weeks break. And after all of those trials, I have come to the conclusion that we are the kind of family that...

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A Tisket, a Tasket, A Back-to-School Basket!

Global Student Network (GSN) has a virtual gift basket with your name on it! When you enroll your student for a full year curriculum program with Global Student Network between July 15 and August 15, 2018, you will receive: Link to free DIY homeschool portfolio kit...

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GSN Attends Homeschool Convention

Global Student Network (GSN), bringing excellence in online learning to homeschool families since 2004, is always seeking to better serve homeschool families. To that end, a delegation from GSN attended the Great Homeschool Convention that took place in Ontario,...

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Saying Thank You: Homeschool Gratitude

It’s that time of year when our activities are coming to an end for the school year. As much as we love to see summer vacation rounding the bend, the kids are sad to have some of their favorite classes and co-ops coming to an end. Kids Can Show Gratitude One thing I...

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