Showing posts with label Homeschool. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homeschool. Show all posts

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Share Materials By Using Files and Folders on Google Sites

This morning I received the following request from a reader:

Right now we tutors email our objectives to the parents which has worked well, but for families with multiple kids, they can conceivably receive 12 emails per week! I'd like to cut down on things going into their inboxes, and I was thinking there ought to be a way we tutors can upload our weekly files to one site with folders per grade level and then the parents can go to that place and grab what they need.

My suggestion was to create a file cabinet page on Google Sites. In the video below I demonstrate how to do this.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Find Self-Paced Math Lessons on Khan Academy

Khan Academy is well known for its collection of more than 1800 instructional math, science, history, and economics videos. Did you know that Khan Academy also offers self-paced mathematics lessons? I didn't until I saw Will Richardson Tweet about a couple of days ago. The lessons cover everything from basic addition lessons to lessons in trigonometry. Each lesson has practice exercises for students to work through. If they get stuck on a problem they can click a "hint" button or watch a video lesson to help them through the lesson. On the exercises dashboard on Khan Academy there is a road map for lessons that shows visitors a recommended path to follow as they complete each lesson.

Applications for Education
Khan Academy self-paced lessons could be a great resource to supplement your classroom instruction. If I taught math, I would make sure that a link to the Khan Academy lessons was prominently displayed on my course blog. The self-paced lessons could also be a great resource for home school students and their parents.

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

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Alltop - Links for Homeschooling

Last Wednesday I wrote a blog post about Alltop. Alltop is a Guy Kawasaki project and it seems that he never stops working to improve Alltop. Today, through one of Guy's Twitter messages I learned that Alltop has a page dedicated to sharing links about homeschooling for homeschooling parents. If you're a homeschooling parent or work with homeschooling parents check out Alltop's Homeschool page.