Cool Sites – February 12, 2014

Posted on Feb 8 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Online Christian Library
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Currclick
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Road Trips with Your Littlest Homeschoolers
3.4 Arts and Crafts: Make and Takes for Kids – Crocheted Necklaces
3.5 Technology: There’s an App for That!
3.6 Electives: Typing
3.7 English: Little House Lessons
3.8 Cooking: A Special Treat that Anyone Will Love – Almond Butter Cookies

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Online Christian Library

Northwestern Theological Seminary and Christian University have assembled a collection of books in the public domain. Find Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Pilgrim’s Progress, Mere Christianity, Matthew Henry’s Commentary, and many, many more. In addition to books, readers will see library resources (including multimedia resources such as free courses, audio and apologetics seminars, and more), research tools, reference books, and religion resources. You simply have to skim the contents to grasp the scope of material here!

http://ntslibrary.com/Christian-PDF-Books.htm

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Currclick

If you haven’t been to Currclick, you are missing all sorts of free classes and learning materials–ones that are constantly changing. Sign up for their newsletter to get announcements and visit frequently. See the “Free” categories on the left sidebar.

www.currclick.com

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Road Trips with Your Littlest Homeschoolers

Here’s the to-go list already prepared for you: setting expectations (keep them low), creating “car boxes,” and creating lasting memories (but car trips are not tests).

www.crosswalk.com/family/homeschool/getting-started/take-a-road-trip-with-your-preschoolers.html

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3.4 Arts and Crafts: Make and Takes for Kids – Crocheted Necklaces

The title says it all! Crocheted necklaces are a popular craft these days. They are cheap, fast, and forgiving. Give them a try—and don’t you dare tell boys that crocheting is only for girls. Many fellows learned from visits to elderly aunts and grannies who weren’t quite up to chasing active tots.

www.makeandtakes.com/chain-stitch-necklace

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3.5 Technology: There’s an App for That!

Visit the Apple iTunes Store and skim the many education apps for your iPhone. Click on a title to see the information about a specific app. After you are at the page for an app in which you are interested, look in the left sidebar to see “Free” or the cost. You will also see a description, user reviews, and screenshots of the app in action. Now you just have to choose!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/ios-education/id6017?mt=8

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3.6 Electives: Typing

Educational Freeware is a site that reviews the top learning games, software, and websites. Read “The Top 5 Free Typing Tutors: Exciting Ways to Learn and Practice Keyboarding,” to see how their top five favorite programs stack up.

Check in at “Key Hero” for as little as five minutes a day to test your speed and motivate your student.

www.educational-freeware.com/news/top-5-free-typing-tutors.aspx

http://typingtesthq.com/?ws

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3.7 English: Little House Lessons

The old family favorite Little House series of books have a number of resources, from free projects and written work to entire unit studies.

Older students–and their parents–may be interested to learn more from digging up the story behind Rose Wilder’s trip to Russia. In her younger years, she supported the Bolshevik Revolution, but her travels there resulted in the Discovery of Freedom.

(Note: parents will wish to decide if some of the difficult subjects in Ms. Wilder’s life are suitable for their students.)

http://gardenofpraise.com/ingallslesson.htm

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3.8 Cooking: A Special Treat that Anyone Will Love – Almond Butter Cookies

Here’s another vegan and gluten-free treat you can share with folks on a limited diet (if they can have sweets). Folks not on any restricted diets will never know these cookies use substitutes for the standard ingredients–we promise!

http://thevedge.org/2014/01/chewy-almond-butter-cookies-gluten-free-vegan-5-ingredients

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