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Computer Graphics and Video Editing Class

Computer Graphics and Video Editing Class
There is NO LIMIT to the wonderful array of homeschool classes you can  teach!Hi Lee. I heard you speak at the Midwest Homeschool  Convention. I really appreciated all your information. I need to  ask you a question. Can I count a computer graphics class or  video editing class for fine arts credit on the transcript?~Trina on Facebook Sure, Trina! Some parents use classes like that for a technology credit, and  others will use it as a...
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Incorporate Cartooning Into Your Homeschool

Incorporate Cartooning Into Your Homeschool
Any suggestions on how to incorporate cartooning into completing math assignments? So far, my son has come up with 1001 ways to destroy a math book. You can do anything in cartoons, but in reality, you can learn algebraic concepts.Hi Lois,There are some comics in Harold Jacob's book. I have no ideas for actually incorporating cartooning into algebra (LOL!)I have seen cartooning as an art, as occupational education (when you make it a business) and as...
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Guest — Ann
hi Lois-- If your math program is like Saxon or Teaching Textbooks, he will review that concept over and over in subsequent lesso... Read More
Monday, 24 May 2010 12:34
Guest — Lois
Thanks everybody for your comments. It's a character issue with him mostly.....he doesn't see why he needs to do something he does... Read More
Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:25
Guest — Lee
Here is the book by Lucy's son: Blessings, Lee... Read More
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:39
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Hi! I'm Family Friendly!

Hi! I'm Family Friendly!
Recently I was awarded the "Family Friendly" seal of approval from The Old Schoolhouse.   I was so excited - and it's a cute badge to put on my website, too! It puts me in a bit of an awkward place, though.  Sometimes the information I need to provide is NOT fit for general audiences.  When I speak about community college, I have to choose my words very carefully, so that I can convey the "R-rated" nature...
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Guest — J W
The way I look at it, church is a safe place to practice the "one anothers" that Jesus taught. Then we go into the real world. Th... Read More
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 03:32
Guest — Sarah
Sounds a bit like public school, I'd say... I say 16 is pretty old, so I find this post a little ridiculous. I took a sign langu... Read More
Sunday, 16 May 2010 17:19
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Homeschool High School: Fine Arts vs. Technology Credit

Homeschool High School: Fine Arts vs. Technology Credit
"Hi Lee.  I heard you speak at the Midwest Homeschool Convention.  I really appreciated all your information.  I need to ask you a question.  Can I count a computer graphics class or video editing class for fine arts credit on the homeschool transcript?"~ Trina on Facebook Sure, Trina!  You can use those classes for fine arts on your homeschool transcript.  Some parents use classes like that for a technology credit, and others will use it as...
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Should Homeschool Students Show their Work?

Should Homeschool Students Show their Work?
What are you fussing about today?  I remember having conflict specifically about "showing your work" in math.   Exactly how do you know when it is important?  And when is it not important at all?I am wondering how to determine if my 13 yr old is showing her work well enough in math.  She's doing Saxon Algebra II and I've given up teaching it, but do correct it in that I look for the right final answer. ...
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Guest — Moe
LOL...Lee I can't tell you how many times I have marked a math problem wrong and my son would do it over again and get the same an... Read More
Friday, 16 August 2013 23:28
Guest — Heather S.
My sons do most of their math in their head (5th/6th grade lvls) so I don't require them to show a lot of their work. However, if ... Read More
Friday, 16 August 2013 10:23
Guest — Nancy
My son is 12 and doing high school geometry. He didn't show much, if any, work throughout Algebra I. I think he sees the problems ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 13:06
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Official Homeschool Transcripts and Grades

Official Homeschool Transcripts and Grades
When is your homeschool transcript official?  When do you add grades? Sometimes the details can drive parents crazy!Karen is a Gold Care Club member, and she asked me her questions: I was just looking over your book setting the record straight.  Thank you for sending it and it looks great. When you started  doing your 9TH grade transcript did you write everything you  were going to study in the beginning of 9Th and then just add on ...
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Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "Official Homeschool Transcripts Form" to fill out?... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2015 23:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you! Lee has many fill-in-the-blank templates included in her Total Transcript Solution. You can check that out here: http:/... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:13
Guest — Lee
You're welcome, Karen!
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 05:20
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Homeschool Foreign Language And Rosetta Stone

Homeschool Foreign Language And Rosetta Stone
Foreign language requirements vary from college to college.  Check with the college website and see what their policy is.  Go to a college fair and ask questions of each college, to get their opinion.  You'll be surprised at the variety of answers, I'm sure!I have a slightly off-topic question regarding whether Rosetta Stone and/or Power Glide are accepted as Foreign Language high school credits in preparation for most state colleges. Anyone have any information on that?...
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Lee Binz
Yes, it's true that there are some colleges that do not accept Rosetta Stone. It's important to check with each college. Blessing... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 22:55
Guest — E. Stewart
UW-Madison has an explicit statement on its website saying it does NOT accept Rosetta Stone: Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 22:36
Guest — Rebecca Hardin
Thanks so much for this info. I did call Rosetta Stone out of curiousity, because I was just inches away from spending a big chun... Read More
Monday, 12 April 2010 20:37
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Homeschool Speech and Debate - Outside the Box

Homeschool Speech and Debate - Outside the Box
One of the great things about homeschooling is that you can tailor your school to meet the needs and interests of your students.  To do that, you need to think outside the box a little bit.  Once you do that, all things are possible!   Even speech and debate!I have another question for you.  Are there ways outside of a school setting to get a child involved in a debate club or with public speaking, other than...
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Guest — Karen
4H has speech and debating clubs
Saturday, 11 April 2015 14:52
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good point, Karen! The monthly 4-H meetings alone are a good education in parliamentary procedure. Robin Assistant to The HomeScho... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:21
Guest — Lee
Dear Kelly, You don't have to take speech and debate in high school. If you do take speech and debate, you don't have to compete... Read More
Monday, 08 October 2012 15:58
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Dual Enrollment and Freshman Scholarships

Dual Enrollment and Freshman Scholarships
One small detail about going to college as a freshman means you have to remain a freshman until you begin at the University.  Taking college classes within the context of dual enrollment is fine.  When college classes are counted toward high school courses, then they are counted as high school courses, and the student is still considered a freshman in terms of the university admission.  In senior year, you can take college classes that are placed...
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Homeschool High School: A Step-by-Step Guide

Homeschool High School: A Step-by-Step Guide
Is homeschooling high school an overwhelming task?  Try focusing on smaller, simpler tasks to achieve your goals.John 2:1-11Jesus Changes Water to WineOn the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."  "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has...
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Guest — Heather Idoni
Lee -- what a beautiful encouragement and what a simple truth from Scripture! I enjoyed talking with you and your hubby today. :... Read More
Saturday, 04 April 2009 09:51
Guest — Lee
Thanks Lisa and Beth! Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 19:21
Guest — Beth
Ooohh, so good! I know my attitude of homeschooling my highschooler has totally changed as I use this very perfect policy of doin... Read More
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 19:18
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Consumer Math or Algebra 2?

Consumer Math or Algebra 2?
Traci asks:  Our daughter has taken Algebra I and Geometry.  She would really like to take Consumer Math, and begin a small online business, instead of taking Algebra II.  My question is:  How does this look to colleges?  It seems that when I look at what everyone else is doing, they always include those 3 maths. Tracy,If your daughter wants to go to college, then Algebra 2 would be very important.  It's extremely helpful to take...
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Guest — Me
Hey I took Consumer math instead and still got accepted to a University!
Monday, 07 May 2018 23:11
Excellent! There may be many colleges that accept consumer math on the transcript, rather than Algebra II. It all depends on the c... Read More
Friday, 08 January 2021 20:37
Guest — Ty
Which college? Ill consider it an option
Friday, 08 January 2021 04:11
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