Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Resources

I don't know about you, but I sure do love to find something free. I tend to enjoy it a bit more if it didn't cost a whole lot. Well, here are a few things for you to enjoy... yes. a . few. free. things.... :)

I have found that there are so many good resources for homeschoolers on the web, that almost every time I sit down to find something in particular, I find ten in particular! I want to know what is good and what isn't. So,here are a few things that I thought I would share with you, that I know are great resources.

Well, here's your chance... take a gander... and it's all for free!

Easy Fun School - fun resources that might make things a bit easier
Homeschool News
Free Writing Resources
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.net - free online forum for homeschool parents
Unscramble Puzzles - word scramble puzzles for spelling practice and fun
Spelling City- they offer a free and premium paid version

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Technology in Education

Have you ever wondered what our future holds? Well, judging by the past, I would say that it hold more technological advances. We will probably see things that we could never imagine would come to pass. But, how does this apply to education? Truly it must apply, or we really cannot say that we are educating our children for the future. Without technology training how can we say our children are prepared to face their future?
Yes, we must give each child technological training. Education today must model real life application of technology. If not, we cannot truly be preparing them. I look at young people today and see kids who don't socialize - they social network. Kids that don't talk, they text. Children who have the world at their fingertips as they carry around their smartphones. It is unbelievable, but it seems as if this is our future. Wouldn't it be wise for homeschoolers to make sure that their children are well versed in technology and the application of it to life and the work force? Yes, true education prepares the whole person. Education includes reading writing arithmetic but also life skills. Technology is becoming such a part of our daily lives that it would be nearly be considered life skills. Make sure that as we educate, we don't forget preparation for the future.