Cool Sites – August 6, 2014

Posted on Aug 3 2014 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Cold Case Christianity
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Seven Ways to Save on Homeschool Resources
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article: “Learning Through Play”
3.4 STEM and More: EndMemo Calculators, Converters, and Tutorials
3.5 Technology: Safety on Facebook
3.6 Homemaking: A Slob Comes Clean–or If Flylady Wasn’t for You

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Cold Case Christianity

Inspired by the several popular cold case TV series, Cold Case Christianity examines Christianity from the perspective of a detective. There are free videos, apps, podcasts, and other resources available. The site has a free e-newsletter, if you are interested.

http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/ten-principles-when-considering-alleged-bible-contradictions

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Seven Ways to Save on Homeschool Resources

Use eBooks, curriculum swaps, and non-consumables; shop at used curriculum sales, never pay full price; join the mailing list of your favorite curriculum; purchase resources with a friend; and use non-consumable resources .

http://teachersofgoodthings.com/7-ways-to-save-on-homeschool-resources

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article: “Learning Through Play”

Author of The Hurried Child, Dr. David Elkind now writes about the benefits of play–a reassuring alternative to formal academics if the family chooses to delay lots of pencil and paper work or if the child is not ready.

www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/2009/learning-through-play

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3.4 STEM and More: EndMemo Calculators, Converters, and Tutorials

EndMemo has a fascinating array of converters, calculators, and tutorials–and not just on math. Other subjects included on the website are physics, chemistry, computer programming, health and nutrition, and more–really, check it out!

www.endmemo.com/index.php

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3.5 Technology: Safety on Facebook

The author of this article concisely explains reasons not to tag your kids or constantly identify your location on Facebook. Read more for other family safety issues related to social media.

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/newsandeditorial1/a/Facebook-Security-5-Things-You-Should-Never-Post-On-Facebook.htm?utm_source=facebook_sp&utm_medium=sm&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons

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3.6: Homemaking: “A Slob Comes Clean”–or If Flylady Wasn’t for You

Just as not all curriculum choices and teaching/learning styles will work for everyone, neither do all organizing and cleaning systems–including the strategies recommended by the FlyLady, a speaker at the most recent HEAV Convention. Meet Dana White, who offers her own experiences and materials for de-cluttering, then managing a household. She provides a free e-newsletter and a couple dozen free printable checklists. “Like” her Facebook page for access to yet another list; subscribe to her e-mail and get one more! Remember, you can unlike and unsubscribe at any time.

www.aslobcomesclean.com

www.facebook.com/ASlobComesClean/timeline

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