Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Smart Bean - Resources for Parents

Smart Bean is an online resource designed for parent use. Smart Bean is essentially an online magazine for parents interested in learning more about online resources for learning as well as general parenting information. There seems to be particular attention given to home-schooling parents. Some of the articles you're likely to find on Smart Bean are things like Internet safety, articles on childhood diet and fitness, and a slew of articles about the role of new technologies in education.

Applications for Education
Smart Bean could be a good resource for teachers to link to on their classroom or school website. Most of what Smart Bean offers is geared toward parents of elementary and middle school aged students, but there is some good information for the parents of high school students too.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Whyzz - Helps Parents Answer "Why" Questions
Figure This! Family Math Challenges