Using Social Media For Students To Improve Their Educational Studies

Using Social Media For Students To Improve Their Educational Studies

There is no doubt that social media for students is now one of the most influential sources of news and opinion in the world. Many of us can’t go through the morning without checking Facebook updates, or Twitter feeds a couple of times. Some celebrate this development and the freedom of expression that comes with it. Others talk about the evils of social media on society and the hidden dangers on seemingly harmless sites.

The debate becomes more heated when we speak of the influence of social media in the classroom. There is a divide between those that want to see all phones put away at the start of the class and those that want to utilize social media as a learning tool. So, which side is right?… Continue Reading

Nine Helpful Tips For Homeschooling Your Children To Success

Nine Helpful Tips For Homeschooling Your Children To Success

Homeschooling is definitely on the rise for many different reasons. Some feel like their children would flourish better in a home environment while others simply want to ensure that their children’s religious beliefs stay intact. Whatever your reason, it can be a daunting task to undertake.

Below are some helpful tips to point you in the right direction and make sure that you are helping your students in every possible way.… Continue Reading

7 Parenting Tips From The Wife Of A Deployed Soldier

7 Parenting Tips From The Wife Of A Deployed Soldier

First things first, I am a mother and a wife to a deployed soldier, and I am proud of it. Secondly, I must admit that despite the immense pride I have in being a military spouse, it was very hard for me to cope with his deployment.

I was being left alone to parent our son (who was only two months old at the time) and also because I missed his emotional support. I remember getting so overwhelmed and sometimes, even feeling like a single mother.… Continue Reading

Homeschooling Science Courses For Grades 1-6

Homeschooling Science Courses For Grades 1-6

Homeschooling Science

Berean Builders, a set of science texts for elementary school children by Dr. Jay L. Wile, who is known for his Apologia series for upper grades. If you’re a homeschooling parent looking for an exceptional science curriculum for your elementary school age children, the Berean Builders series comes with my highest recommendation.

It will be especially helpful for you if you want your kids to experience a Christian approach to science education. At present, the there are 4 books in the series. An additional book is currently being written, and the complete series will have a total of 5 books. The science textbooks will cover, the beginning of science, ancient world history of science, the scientific revolution, historical scientific concepts, and finally the industrial age.… Continue Reading

MathWorks! Textbook Review For Grades 5-6

MathWorks! Textbook Review For Grades 5-6

Math Works textbooks are the perfect choice for homeschooling moms, especially if your child needs some extra review and practice with key concepts. Available only for grades 5 and 6, the texts are a remediation course for pupils who have had trouble in mathematics up to grade 4.

Created by the same company that produces the Singapore Math and Primary Mathematics texts, the Math Works books review the foundation and concepts taught in primary mathematics, but they also introduce new concepts, albeit more slowly than in the standard Primary Mathematics books. Because of these factors, students who previously used another company’s textbooks for primary mathematics can be successful with the Math Works textbooks. Though they proceed more slowly through concepts than other Singapore Math textbooks do, they cover the … Continue Reading

Top 5 Apps for Home Schooling Parents

Top 5 Apps for Home Schooling Parents

When I started searching for educational apps to help me homeschool my now-tweens, I realized there are probably more apps out there than kids who are home-schooled.

There are more than a thousand applications related to learning and teaching, actually. However, not all of them are appropriate for homeschooling parents.

In a bid to make the life of other homeschooling parents easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best homeschooling apps I use – based on usefulness, ratings and recommendations.… Continue Reading

How To Meditate in 5 Easy Steps (video guide)

How To Meditate in 5 Easy Steps (video guide)

During my months of sickness, I learned that the best way for me to deal with my husband’s long absence and to get rid myself of daily pressures while raising two little children was to meditate every day.

What is ironic about meditation is it has only lately become seen in the West as a healing technique – but it’s been practiced for ages in the East.

In my quest to find practical methods to calm myself that were simple to do and cost nothing, I learned a couple of things about the best way to meditate correctly.

In this post, I am going to discuss some of the methods I learned, just in case you are trying to find some early Asian head-healing yourself.

I’ll begin by defining meditation, … Continue Reading

Story of World Volume 1 Resources

Story of World Volume 1 Resources

Story of the World is our homeschool spine.  

Our writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary and geography all center around Story of the World.  We do a lot of art projects and field trips relating to what we are learning in Story of the World.

I have compiled a list of the websites, additional reading materials and projects that we have used to supplement our learning.
I always buy both the book and the Activity Guide for each level.  On several occasions, we had friends who had a volume or two that they were not using and that is SO helpful–my girls could read along or we could all take turns reading.
My children each have a binder with a section for each volume and a section for vocabulary.
Why You Should Let Your Kids Use Social Media

Why You Should Let Your Kids Use Social Media

Today, social media is just another part of being a member of society – so your kids need to participate! Especially if they are nearing the age of 13, like mine.

That said, as parents we want to keep our children safe while they are using social media.

I logged some time on the interwebs last week and found a few ways to keep them safe online – including a few security products/services that seem to work.

Best Practices

Protecting your kids when they are using social media isn’t as simple as installing a software package (see some of those below). It mainly involves being proactive in enforcing internet safety by educating your kids and by following up and monitoring their activity. Here are some of the best practices that … Continue Reading

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