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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-10 02:28 PM
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Poll question: Where oh where have all the hs'ers gone?
Where are you guys?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 05:27 PM
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1. I have to be honest, here,
I no longer feel very welcome on DU. It doesn't help that I'm no longer a Democrat, and have re-registered as a Green. I just don't fit here. Most have a very hostile attitude toward homeschooling. Obviously, not being in the Party is another strike. Anyway ... I can be contacted by PM. Otherwise, I can be counted on to visit here frequently. I'm sorry. That's just the way it is.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:42 PM
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2. Edited to add ...
that I can't be counted on to be on this board a whole lot.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 02:58 PM
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3. We started this Fall with K12- Eldest is taking to it like duck to water and youngest
is adjusting. I am finding I need to develop supplementary material two weeks in. Right now they are highly motivated and completing their work very quickly. Fortunately, I have my own CMS software and server (Moodle) that I use for my university classes. I am using it to construct the supplementary material and placing it online for them to work on.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 09:19 PM
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4. sounds interesting!
Having the ability to construct your own "online" material sounds awesome!

I guess though in the interest of "old school" - might I suggest letting them know the joy of having to use - gasp! - the library and real books for at least one project once in a while.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 03:53 AM
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5. They have plenty of that... K12, though online, has a lot of projects and experiments
Edited on Wed Sep-22-10 03:54 AM by JCMach1
Youngest is doing an Earth Science lab tomorrow involving sticks, sand, the oven and several other parts.

My University has an excellent library just a block from my house. Our faculty (I work for a University) have on campus housing.

So, yeah, they get plenty of outside stuff. Youngest is also doing the art course.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 07:04 AM
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6. sticks, sand, and the oven . . .
lol - I miss being a kid - or having a little kid - sometimes! Life's just so much more fun and interesting.

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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 07:07 AM
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7. Just know the ingredients right now... will get to find out what the heck we are going to do with it
tomorrow.

Sounds like fun though.

Was a bit of an adventure though because they wanted to use Popsicle sticks. You can't just get those here. I ended up at my university book store buying balsa wood architecture model planks to cut our our sticks. Even that is a math lesson. Now, measure and cut into 10 equal lengths.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 06:34 PM
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8. My son would sometimes ask me a question with the caveat
"I just want to know the answer, don't make it a whole homeschool thing, mom!"

EVERYTHING is a "learning opportunity"!!

I miss homeschooling. :sigh:
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 07:28 AM
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9. FYI: It was desertification. We had improvise and had a blast blowing on the sand
our hairdryer was too wimpy for the job.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-10 11:13 PM
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10. HeeHee.
This was a great thread.

I use http://www.brainpop.com . If you pay about $10 per month, you get access. They are animated episodes on just about everything under the sun.

There are so many fun resources these days!
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-02-10 02:47 PM
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11. did you see my link about Kahn Academy?
The online resources are amazing!

http://www.khanacademy.org/
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-02-10 10:21 PM
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12. Wow - that looks like a great resource! (n/t)
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