Carnival of Homeschooling – Back to school

Here at the Davis home, we are busy planning our school year after a nice summer break from routine. We know you are all busy too but a few homeschoolers took the time to send us a post for the carnival.

Technology In Homeschool Education is Here to Stay

Technology, how homeschoolers are using it, how parents need to keep up, and what to do to keep up and keep safe.

Technology in Homeschool Education is Here to Stay

Rise of the Machines: We live in a technological age. According to the Pew Research Center at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, 93% of teens surveyed have, or have access to, a computer at home. Additionally, 95% of teens are online according to the same report.

Free Pioneer Activities!

Taz says: The fifth book in the Our America history series is out!  Finn & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to take a fifth trip back to early America to search for them. The author has prepared some free activities to go with the book, but these activities can be used with any unit on the Pioneers.  Here is a link to the pdf of free pioneer Activities.

Summer “School” for the Whole Year

Why do we work so hard to get kids back into “school” mode? I did my best learning in summer.

10 Must-Have Items for Homeschooling

After 16+ years of homeschooling, these are the top “must-have” things that we use consistently, year after year.

When Homeschool Speakers Forget Jesus

What Kendra forgot when the room was empty, and what you, too, need to remember every day.

It’s Back To Home-School Time!

What Keri and family will be using in their home-school this year.

What do you value?

Janine shares how what she values lead her to homeschooling.

Mind your manners.

Kathy shares some good advice about teaching manners and introduces us to a “Presidential” resource on manners.

That’s all for this week’s Carnival of homeschooling. There’s a new carnival every week so if you want to participate, it’s easy to do. To submit your blog post, send the following info to carnivalofhomeschooling at gmail.com

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Submissions are due by 6:00 PM (PST) on the Monday evening of each week. It will be greatly appreciated if the submissions come in earlier. You can do this every week, so participate often.

 

 

Home schooling surge put under the microscope – Government News


Government News
Home schooling surge put under the microscope
Government News
The first NSW parliamentary inquiry into home schooling has received more than 300 submissions from parents, government departments, teachers' unions and lobby groups and it looks set to be a fiery one. The inquiry was prompted partly because there has …

Back to School | How to keep a few bad apples from spoiling the bushel – World Magazine


World Magazine
Back to School | How to keep a few bad apples from spoiling the bushel
World Magazine
Some former homeschool students are speaking out against what they consider an abusive or neglectful upbringing. Last year they began posting their stories on a website called Homeschoolers Anonymous, alleging mistreatment from parents ranging from …
Navy Takes Homeschool Grad After HSLDA IntervenesHome School Legal Defense Association
Homeschooled children test at least one grade level ahead of public schooled The Raw Food World News

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The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents – Colorado Springs Gazette

The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents
Colorado Springs Gazette
Of the 56 percent of survey respondents with a net worth of less than $100,000 who said they approved of home schooling children, 53 percent were in Gen X age range. Just 39 percent under age 40 approved of home schooling, and 43 percent age 60 and …

Navy Takes Homeschool Grad After HSLDA Intervenes – Home School Legal Defense Association

Navy Takes Homeschool Grad After HSLDA Intervenes
Home School Legal Defense Association
A homeschool graduate seeking to enlist in the Navy took the military aptitude (ASVAB) test and scored well. But the recruiter told him it was not good enough because homeschoolers must score higher than others. HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff …

I’m Homeschooling My Son Because My House Is the Only Place Where He’s … – The Root

I'm Homeschooling My Son Because My House Is the Only Place Where He's
The Root
My Thing Is: In America, my 11-year-old's height and brown skin mean he's treated unfairly, even by teachers. I know in my heart that the decision to bring him home to be educated saved his life. By: Julia Dumas Wilks. Posted: Aug. 25 2014 3:03 AM.

Home schooling: concern children are not being monitored – Sydney Morning Herald

This is all said without a hint of irony.


Sydney Morning Herald
Home schooling: concern children are not being monitored
Sydney Morning Herald
The NSW Department of Education does not know how many children are missing out on compulsory education, even though it is illegal for parents to keep their children away from school if they are not registered for home schooling. In its submission to

Homeschool Family Sues Va. Social Services for Removing Children, Claiming … – Christian Post


Christian Post
Homeschool Family Sues Va. Social Services for Removing Children, Claiming
Christian Post
A homeschooling advocacy group announced that it is suing social services caseworkers in Shenandoah County Virginia's Department of Social Services on behalf of homeschool parents that it says are falsely accused of child abuse and had their two …

Hometown Heroes: Aggieland Homeschool Spartans – KBTX

Hometown Heroes: Aggieland Homeschool Spartans
KBTX
BRYAN, Texas — The Aggieland Homeschool Spartans lost in the Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations semifinals last year, and they've used the motivation of that loss all off-season to fuel what they hope is another deep playoff run

Reeder: stop holding our students back – Illinois News Network

Reeder: stop holding our students back
Illinois News Network
I was chatting the other day with a fellow who, along with his wife, homeschool his children. We joked about the stereotype: Moms in denim skirts. But then he expounded on the benefits his youngsters have derived from being taught at home: a customized …

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Home schooling numbers on the rise in South Carolina – The State


The State
Home schooling numbers on the rise in South Carolina
The State
Josiah is one of nearly 16,000 students who are home-schooled in South Carolina, a number that has been on the rise over the past several years statewide, according to figures provided by the state Department of Education. About 2 percent of all South …

Passion for learning emphasized by homeschoolers – St. George Daily Spectrum

Passion for learning emphasized by homeschoolers
St. George Daily Spectrum
The event provided a fun atmosphere with pizza and bounce houses that brought together parents seeking additional educational opportunities for their homeschooled children or others interested in learning more about homeschooling. It also featured

Carnival of Homeschooling: Homeschool Lives, Homeschool Places

Hosted this week by/at Janice Campbell

Like a medieval blacksmith, a good software developer can fix many things.Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile may be startled to  see a completely new look. I’ve been wanting to do a little housekeeping for awhile– the previous theme has been up since 2007 or so, and was getting a bit long in the tooth. I was finally pushed into the update by suddenly having the blog lock up and refuse to let me log in for a week or two.

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Home Sweet Home-Schooling; should your children do it? – Chestnut Hill Local (blog)


Chestnut Hill Local (blog)
Home Sweet Home-Schooling; should your children do it?
Chestnut Hill Local (blog)
Still, I sometimes think: would I have fared better if I had been home-schooled? It wasn't an option I was aware of back in the day. Imagine my surprise when the option presented itself to my own children! And several of them said “Yes!” Now there have

Portland hopes to “lure” virtual homeschoolers – Press Herald

Portland sets sights on virtual homeschoolers
Press Herald
Homeschool students living in the Portland Public School District could take all their classes online through Pearson, the same vendor working with the state virtual charter school, but be registered as district students, Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk

The Top 10 Reasons to Join a Homeschool Co-op – PJ Media


PJ Media
The Top 10 Reasons to Join a Homeschool Co-op
PJ Media
Now that we're quickly approaching the end of summer, many homeschooling families are making decisions about how they plan to educate their children over the coming months. In the early years of the homeschooling movement there were few options for …

Suburban Life: York-area families find niche with homeschooling options – York Daily Record

Suburban Life: York-area families find niche with homeschooling options
York Daily Record
"York County is rich with homeschool activities and with places to visit and things to do. I feel like hands-on learning is really the best way to learn so we visit the county parks and the local museums that give us the opportunity to explore and learn.

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Proposed “Tebow Bill” Would Allow Home-Schooled Students to Play Sports at … – The River City News

Proposed "Tebow Bill" Would Allow Home-Schooled Students to Play Sports at
The River City News
Legislation proposed for the 2015 session of the General Assembly designed to allow home school students to participate in sports in their local public schools may be more wide-ranging than intended, according to the Kentucky High School Athletic …