Friday, September 11, 2009

A New Beginning and a Fresh Start


For me September has always been the real "New Year" - a time for fresh resolutions about getting organized, getting better grades and getting things done. Store aisles are filled with the promise of fresh starts- new paper, pencils and pens. How can we not succeed? You know the saying about the best laid plans of mice & men... I guess that's why there are fresh new erasers too!

I ran across this free eBook on Twitter. The New School Year is aimed at Christian Homeschoolers, but has many valuable tips for parents & teachers of any faith.

Topics Include:

Organizing your Schedule,Library,and Personal Boxes
Use the Electronic Tools of the Trade
When to Introduce Subjects
Scheduling the Easy Way! A 5-Step Plan

Organizing with Unit Studies

Organizing Your Space

Organize Your Equipment and Papers

Organize Your School Room Organize Children’s supplies

Keep Clutter Away

Get Your Free eBook Here

(This is a 49 Page pdf file)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Privacy Playground

Back to school and back to homework. More and more students are using the internet at a younger age. I found this handy online game that is design to teach kids about internet marketing,spam, children's privacy and much more.

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

LilIn this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favourite Web site and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf.

The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators.

The accompanying Teacher's Guide explains how to play the game, gives background information on the issues of online marketing, spam and children's privacy and provides activities and handouts for classroom use.

Privacy Playground