Cool Sites – April 11, 2013

Posted on Apr 7 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: 16 Best Apologetics Podcasts
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Freely Educate
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Traveling with Toddlers and Preschoolers
3.4 Science: Free Middle School Chemistry Curriculum
3.5 Technology: 12 Simple Steps to Safer Social Networking
3.6 History: Judeo-Christian Influence on American History
3.7 College: Free Courses on Coursera

 

3.1 Christian Resources: 16 Best Apologetics Podcasts

Apologetics 315 recommends these programs as the “16 Best Apologetics Podcasts.” Most, if not all, are available free via iTunes or other media.

www.apologetics315.com/2007/10/16-best-apologetics-podcasts.html

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Freely Educate

Freely Educate is great site for parents, homeschoolers, and other educators to find a wide variety of quality, free educational offers. New ones are posted most weekdays.

www.freelyeducate.com

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Traveling with Toddlers and Preschoolers

With spring here, you will probably spend more time going to and from outings–and summer travel is right around the corner! Here’s a whole page full of suggested educational, fun, and diverting ways to pass the time in the car.

www.carschooling.com/2009/09/traveling-with-toddlers

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3.4 Science: Free Middle School Chemistry Curriculum

This free set of lessons produced by The American Chemical Society, Middle School Chemistry, is a school quarter-length (8 to 10 weeks) introduction that covers basic chemistry and scientific investigation. You can download each chapter in pdf form, complete with lesson plans and teacher’s manuals! Each lesson should take less than an hour.

http://bit.ly/14CVqMf

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3.5 Technology: 12 Simple Steps to Safer Social Networking

If your family does social networking, consider these privacy steps for more safety. Graphics and clear written directions really help and the writer’s rationale makes a lot of sense. If your children are allowed to use social media, make doubly sure their accounts are properly configured for safety and privacy.

www.pcworld.com/article/2031456/12-simple-steps-to-safer-social-networking.html

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3.6 History: Judeo-Christian Influence on American History

The marvelous graphic layout invites you to peruse facts about our founding documents, Presidents, and more. Great links to other websites too.

http://standing-tall.com/history.htm

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3.7 College: Free Courses on Coursera

This website offers free college-level courses, many of which offer a “Certificate of Accomplishment” if all assignments are done–it’s not credit per se, but is evidence to show a brick-and-mortar school ability and self-direction. As the courses are from secular institutions, parents should supervise closely. Courses are offered in several languages from schools all over the world, but one can narrow searches by language to find those taught in English. What a chance to challenge one’s mastery in a foreign language by taking a course in it! Some classes are do-able by students ages 13 and up, but the site recommends most are suitable for students at least of high school age. Many classes are offered in real time, so check right now for ones beginning soon! Lee Binz, the Home Scholar, recommends it.

www.coursera.org

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