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Nedda of the Hill

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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2010, 09:51:27 am »

This is a website that will email you each week with free online resources for your homeschool. 

Some of the freebies are for one day only and usually come with a price tag.

http://www.HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay.com
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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2011, 05:27:47 am »

My darling wife and I spent ~an hour discussing home schooling last night.  I was always cautious with my approach on this topic as both my parents-in-laws were teachers, huuuge liberals, pro-unions, pro-big government, etc etc etc and my wife was very much of the same mindset when I first married her.  Well, we are hoping to 'test the waters' this summer before fully commiting to this.

It was tough to fall asleep last night as I felt like doing the Snoopy Happy Dance!  I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time going through these threads...
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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2011, 02:01:57 pm »

Well, we are hoping to 'test the waters' this summer before fully commiting to this.... It was tough to fall asleep last night as I felt like doing the Snoopy Happy Dance!  I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time going through these threads...

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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2011, 10:04:58 am »

I will be talking about how to organize and sustain cooperative community schools March 25th, and the schedule is here. 
http://agora.io/etienne/schedule
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Re: Classic Math texts (and more)
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2011, 06:09:50 pm »

I thank Nedda for a recommendation.


http://www.archive.org
http://www.archive.org/details/texts

You searched for: arithmetic; Results: 3,507

You searched for: "in arithmetic; Results: 249

Thousands of books.

Do the same for any subject.



Copied from an email list that I signed up for:

Don Potter has put together a wonderful, WONDERFUL page of old arithmetic
texts that have stood the test of time. Perhaps the gem of the bunch is
the complete version of FIRST LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC, published in 1878.
Here's what Don says about it:

"First-Lessons in Arithmetic, Jones Bros., 1878:
"This math book will provide home school parents and public school teachers
an incomparable tool from the past to help their students master
the fundamentals of arithmetic. This book was handed down to me by my family.
My ancestors used it. It is my privilege to make this precious family
heirloom available to the public. My main purpose in publishing this book
on the web is not just antiquarian, I fully expect that parents and teachers
will download this book and use it to produce a generation of children who
are experts at basic math calculation. Personally, I think it is far better
than Ray's Arithmetic, and vastly superior to the confusing modern consumable
workbook that plagues today's classrooms." 

There are also several more classic texts that can be downloaded on this
page as well.

Truly, these are rare pearls of great value from days gone by. Check it out here:

http://donpotter.net/education_pages/math.html

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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2011, 06:25:16 pm »

Looks good, Ff. Lots of 'names' there-- Patri on Sea 'scapes, and others.


I'd like to see a 'Freedompedia' (wikipedia) covering all those subjects.

The problem with info is more in 'sorting and searching' these days, I thin'.
Books: 150,000+ pub'ed each year;
mags: ?? more;
etc.

so [wiki]freedom info and subjs[/wiki]




I will be talking about how to organize and sustain cooperative community schools March 25th, and the schedule is here. 
http://agora.io/etienne/schedule
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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2011, 09:37:11 am »

Not online vaporware. Its an "old style" chemistry set with real reagents.

New Chemistry Set Caters to Homeschoolers

The only issues that I can find after looking at the contents is that some of the materials could be considered "precursors" by chemistry ignorant LEOs and prosecutors. Of course that is a pretty low threshold consider baking soda is a "precursor" in some locales. MO legis-clown wants you to sign log, show ID to buy...baking soda

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2011, 10:42:54 am »

Good grief!  I'm glad I purchased 20+ pounds from Costco last month.  I should be good to go for quite awhile.  Then again, my son recently discovered that he can make a nice little rocket with a pop bottle, water, vinegar and baking soda...
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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2012, 06:51:38 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6FvJ6jMGHU  20 minute Tedtalk on homeschooling.  Something to refer a cloistered aparratchik to.  It also refers to a couple of distance learning sites in the text references.
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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2013, 06:36:45 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owJvC216M0s    A virtual solar system astronomy app from nasa........

solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/
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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2013, 06:51:17 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mUDw0sRZV0    a speech on the concept of Learning Communities on the internet, a bit of emphasis on you tube, but also talking about how people on the internet form locations of learning.
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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2013, 07:49:06 am »

Ab overview of shifts that are happening in the industrialized world.........  ( a bit too much green and crisis minded for me but the concepts are worth having in mind.....)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snsb3Pc_C4M
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Re: On-line Resources
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2013, 03:55:37 am »

https://www.khanacademy.org/

I'm doing this ^ for Math and Biology to prep for College entrance exams. I'm glad I started over with basics because they never taught me in public or private school; what the math could be used for, its origins, or the abstract ideas behind it. It was always just solving a problem to get a good grade, but this teaches applicable mathematics in an easily understood fashion. I highly recommend it. Be sure to get a profile. It keeps track of what videos you've watched and the work you've done. Oh yeah, and it's free.
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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2017, 12:20:23 pm »

My darling wife and I spent ~an hour discussing home schooling last night.  I was always cautious with my approach on this topic as both my parents-in-laws were teachers, huuuge liberals, pro-unions, pro-big government, etc etc etc and my wife was very much of the same mindset when I first married her.  Well, we are hoping to 'test the waters' this summer before fully commiting to this.

It was tough to fall asleep last night as I felt like doing the Snoopy Happy Dance!  I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time going through these threads...

Hah!  It sure is fun to see such old threads come up and to see a bit of history...

My wife is about to start her 7th year of homeschooling our darling children!
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