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Weekend links

Weekend Links

I woke up to this news on Thursday morning–hours before boarding our plane to head home from the Philippines!!

What an awesome way to end our trip here–thank you all who gave to Love146 on behalf of the girls in the Round Home. I’ll be back with another update soon–after jetlag wears off. =)

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ~ Abigail Adams

Using technology in your homeschool

teens and technology

Written by contributor Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

A couple of weeks ago, I had finally saved enough money to do something that I’d wanted to do for several months – get my two younger kids laptops. We don’t spend a lot of money on curriculum and, now that they’re both in middle school, I saw a lot of positives to them each having their own computers (rather than using mine or the ancient desktop that’s on its last leg).

The two immediate benefits I saw were math and typing. We use computer-based math programs and both kids are going to be learning typing this year. The fact that the kids are now able to do those things on their own devices is definitely a sanity-saver. However, I’m seeing lots of other benefits as well.
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What Helen Keller and our time in the Philippines have in common

This month I’m blogging from the Philippines on behalf of Love146. You’ll understand today’s post more if you’ve also read the others:

“There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others’ ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.” ~ Helen Keller

Helen Keller and the Philippines. The two will be forever connected in my mind.

When we arrived here five weeks ago I was finishing up Keller’s The Story of My Life. Her journey of triumph over literal darkness amazed me–from the depth of challenges she had to overcome, to the lifelong help she received from Annie Sullivan, to the courage and compassion she showed by her desire, in spite of severe disability, to make a difference in the world.
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Weekend links

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Jonathan reading The Lorax, one of the books for the girls in the Round Home, in our apartment here in Manila

iHomeschool Network Omnibus Sale

This offer has expired, but you can still buy any of the books below individually!

FYI: Because so many readers were interested in the Homeschooling with Netflix and Amazon ebook I reviewed yesterday (I knew you’d like it, too!), I thought you might want to know that it is currently only available in book form as part of this bundle sale. You can’t buy it separately at this time, though you can get video recommendations from their site.

If you haven’t had the chance to take a look at all the resources included, here’s the full list:
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Homeschooling with Netflix & Amazon

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Homeschool Omnibus Ebook Sale

This offer is no longer available, but you can still find video recommendations at the Cross and Quill Media website.

This week I’ve been highlighting a few of my favorite resources from the Omnibus sale.

Today I’d like to introduce you to Christian Homeschooling with Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Roku, and More by Angela Newsom of Cross and Quill Media.

My first thought when I saw the title of this book (before I’d even read it) was “I wish I had come up with that idea!”

My second thought was “I’m so glad someone took the time to research and create this.”
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