Great Learning Resources

As a champion link hoarder, I'm finally closing tabs and windows because my computer is complaining….SOOOOoooooSLOooowwww.  Here goes in finishing this out.  

The last couple of days, I've run into some fantastic on-line resources.  Besides the library and the great outdoors, the learning opportunities on the 'net are endless.

A Rhode Island homeschooler on the Home Education Magazine yahoo group:

iCivics

iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. Securing our democracy, she realized, requires teaching the next generation to understand and respect our system of governance. Today iCivics comprises not just our board and staff, but also a national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of committed volunteers. Together, we are committed to passing along our legacy of democracy to the next generation.

In just two years, iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states. 

Did you know Sandra Day O'Connor was homeschooled for a year on her family ranch?  She also wrote a book describing the glorious discovering she and her brother did on the ranch land.  Looks like a good read from an outstanding leader.

Speaking of ranches, Pioneer Woman's website has FREE Online Educational Resources from Megan Sanders.  There are some useful recommendations in comments too.  A real treasure lode, that I actually discovered it after I observed Ree Drummond's Christmas Finger Jello technique.   Little jewel bites.  The Christmas season is grand, green and red.

Carnival of Homeschooling

 

After all that, don't forget to check out this week's Carnival of Homeschooling.  It's at Our Curious Home.


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Great Learning Resources — 2 Comments

  1. I'm guilty of leaving multiple tabs open myself.  And every time I close things and erase my history I'm amazed that computer runs faster…like it's something new..LOL, I must have a short memory.
    Thanks for the reminder of the free resources and the iCivics info…I'll need that in a couple of years.  Can I add a free resource? LetsHomeschoolHighSchool.com has a great resource list as well.
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Thanks, Linda. The only reason I ever close up my tabs is because my computer is just crawling along. I don't know if I have a short memory, but must think I do. :)

    Thanks for the link.  It looks like a good site for teens and parents.

    Merry Christmas

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