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Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class

Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class
Homeschool parents of budding engineers, listen up! Engineering is a LOT of fun, but a future in engineering requires some math and science.My 14 year old will be participating in the First Lego League in which he will 1) Build and program a small robot to accomplish challenges and 2) investigate a research topic then prepare a presentation. Both activities culminate in a competition with other teams at a regional tournament. This is to build science,...
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Guest — brandy
The advice our good counselors (local homeschooling moms, whose kids have transitions into college, & some college admins) gav... Read More
Friday, 26 December 2014 13:52
Guest — Kathy G in WA
When your child is a junior, please check out the Washington Aerospace Scholars program! It is hosted by the Museum of Flight and... Read More
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:47
Guest — Lee
Wow, Kathy! That sounds like an awesome program. Hopefully they still have it when my son is a junior (he's 3!). The Museum of Fli... Read More
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:14
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Prepmatic SAT Vocabulary Prep

Prepmatic SAT Vocabulary Prep
If you are preparing to take the SAT, it’s encouraging to note that there are quite a variety of study aides out there to choose from—and study you should.  Most students can increase their scores significantly with regular review, and higher scores mean more scholarship money. For those interested in the latest and greatest, a new product has just hit the shelves this summer, called Prepmatic.  Founded by a young entrepreneur, Elie Schoppik, Prepmatic is a “web-based application that...
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Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling

Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling
It used to be that parents were concerned about our children receiving  accidental exposure to pornography, or wasting time with video games. As Internet Addiction becomes a popular topic on the news, I keep thinking about how it relates to homeschoolers. Read these recent articles warning against internet addiction:Technology Companies Want Your Kids Addicted    Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business. Much of what we do online releases...
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Guest — Digital Dementia and you | Dr S P Mathew's life- Blog
I really loved this post: http://www.thehomescholar.com/technologic-setting-boundaries-on-technology.php... Read More
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 01:05
Guest — J W
I would highly recommend face-to-face time with real friends in real life. Long-distance friendships are very difficult on a numb... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 07:23
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Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental

Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental
Math is a fundamental skill required for college and to attract employers. My friend Don is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattle Pacific University.   He shares some great insights about the importance of teaching math in high school.“Math requirements vary by school. You don’t necessarily have to have extra math to get into a college, but you do need it to be well educated. Upper level math can train your mind. Math is a...
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Teaching Technology to your Homeschoolers

Teaching Technology to your Homeschoolers
The great thing about technology classes is that there is NO LIMIT to the kinds of skills your child can learn!  If your child is already good at computers, then they can get a technology credit in one of two ways. First, you can expand and use the skills they have on real technology work.  If they have computer skills, they could make a website, set up a blog or other social media, create videos, or...
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Guest — Suzanne
Dianne, Check out HomeschoolProgramming.com. They have courses where you have a book but also work on the actual programming proj... Read More
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:31
Guest — Home School College Counselor
I great idea for students to pursue while in high school is to create a blog chronicling what they're learning. Not only will it ... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:42
Guest — Lee
Dianne, Check out DigiPen as a college option: https://www.digipen.edu/ See if you can visit them at a college fair. Then look in... Read More
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 11:39
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