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Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon

Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon
What's better than bacon? Keeping your files safe with Carbonite! {Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}   Most homeschoolers don’t have the time or energy to back up all their data like that, but disasters can happen.  A single computer virus, a major computer crash, or a household disaster or theft can destroy all the hard work you put...
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High School Computer Science Credit

High School Computer Science Credit
Are you confident on how to give grades, assign credits, and create transcripts for all your classes, including Computer Science? Let me show you how. Click to register: A Homeschool Parents Guide to Grades Credits and Transcripts Webinar Does your child need a computer science credit? It’s easy to cover in your homeschool! There are many topics you can cover for a computer science class. Colleges want to know that your children are computer literate. Learning...
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Guest — Amy D.
Lee, My son has taken several of the online computer programming courses offered by Youth Digital. We originally found them throu... Read More
Saturday, 06 August 2016 10:04
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you for sharing the info, Amy! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Monday, 08 August 2016 15:19
Guest — BevG
Having earned a BS in Computer Science and having graduated my first homeschooled son, I would agree that basic computer skills su... Read More
Saturday, 09 July 2016 18:04
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January Homeschool Burnout

January Homeschool Burnout
January is a tough time for everyone.  I was chatting online with a mom who is facing some family challenges. Hi Lee,I remember the article or blog you had saying that January was a difficult month. With so much going on in my life I am amazed we have gotten anything done but I feel like we are doing the minimum if anything. It has gotten as boring as public school to them. The field trips...
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Guest — Chris Whittington
Hi Lee (and Karen) It is a real shame when high school kids get it into their heads that they're either not interested in school,... Read More
Thursday, 03 February 2011 14:38
Guest — Lee
Yes! My computer science engineering son thinks it's WONDERFUL! He sends me the link almost every month and says "tell homeschoo... Read More
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:21
Guest — Sandy Grant
On the lines of beginning computer animation/programming my kids REALLY love to use the Scratch program created by MIT. It is fre... Read More
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:16
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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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How Do I Teach Computer Technology?

How Do I Teach Computer Technology?
 Do you know of a good source for learning computer technology?  My daughter knows the basics and practices the key board.~ MargieHi Margie!  It's good to meet you!For computer technology, I don't have a particular curriculum in mind.  I will say that a lot of teenagers are pretty good about learning technology on their own, because they are interested.  Consider getting tutorials from the library, or even tutorials that come with some of the Microsoft Office...
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Guest — Renee G
My son (a jr next year) is going to be doing Computer Programming with this course: http://www.homeschoolprogramming.com/index.php... Read More
Thursday, 14 May 2009 15:58
Guest — J W
Then there are some kids who are so interested in computers that they, after roughly 27 years, are still teaching themselves about... Read More
Thursday, 14 May 2009 14:30
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Is Distance Learning Leading you Astray?

Is Distance Learning Leading you Astray?
Distance learning means time on the computer - and kids LOVE computers!  But what do you do when they love being online too much?My daughter is taking distance learning this year so she is online a lot.  I am homeschooling my 16 year old daughter with an online Gifted and Talented organization. We have a net nanny programmed but there are still plenty of sites to keep her busy doing anything but school work. Have you...
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Guest — J W
We also have two Windows accounts per child. Each child has one account for school and whatever creative art and/or writing they ... Read More
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 11:49
Guest — J W
If you want to get *really* radical, here's what we do. We have an ethershield and are running Safe Eyes. Both are available fro... Read More
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 07:08
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