Best and Brightest expands to include homeschooled and online students – Tallahassee.com

Best and Brightest expands to include homeschooled and online students
Tallahassee.com
What began as a scholarship given to 80 students at select schools has since ballooned into the largest scholarship foundation in Leon County. Now in its 10th year, the Best and Brightest Awards are taking one last step to make sure no student is left

Duggar Family: Michelle Duggar on Flexibility of Homeschooling Mom – Crossmap

Duggar Family: Michelle Duggar on Flexibility of Homeschooling Mom
Crossmap
"I've learned that flexibility is a very important character quality for mama," Michelle Duggar tells Alpha Omega Publications, one of the organizations that the Duggars purchase homeschool curricula from. 'When you've got that many children, you've

Homeschooling Family Ordered to Follow Common Core Curriculum – PJ Media

Homeschooling Family Ordered to Follow Common Core Curriculum
PJ Media
After withdrawing their son from Westfield Public Schools, a homeschool family was surprised when the assistant superintendent sent them a copy of the school's homeschool policy and asked them to call him. Their surprise turned to shock when they saw

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Should home-schooled students be allowed to join extra-curricular activities … – Bowling Green Daily News

Should home-schooled students be allowed to join extra-curricular activities
Bowling Green Daily News
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How to Run a Startup While Homeschooling 6 Kids – Tech Cocktail


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How to Run a Startup While Homeschooling 6 Kids
Tech Cocktail
Homeschooling might seem like a huge undertaking, but Fisher decided to do it because it actually saves her time. She isn't tied to the school's schedule or coerced into helping with school activities, and she doesn't have to spend hours a day helping

Only 1 in 3 homeschool kids fail to meet MOE benchmark at PSLE – The New Paper


The New Paper
Only 1 in 3 homeschool kids fail to meet MOE benchmark at PSLE
The New Paper
PURSUING PASSIONS: (From left, back row): Isaiah, Isaac, Mrs Ong Suwei, Abigail, Mr Dan Ong, Asher, (front row) Michaela and Magdalena, in their five-room flat at Yishun. TNP PICTURES: ARIFFIN JAMAR …

Home schooled: The challenges and rewards of learning outside the system – NorthJersey.com


NorthJersey.com
Home schooled: The challenges and rewards of learning outside the system
NorthJersey.com
While some parents couldn't wait for their kids to head out the door for school this month, for others the beginning of the academic year didn't mean buying a backpack, packing a lunch and sending those age 5 to 17 on their way. Instead, September

Homeschooling the best fit for Buzell family – Courier & Press


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Homeschooling the best fit for Buzell family
Courier & Press
Homeschooling the best fit for Buzell family. Erin Schmitt. 10:24 PM, Sep 20, 2014. Photos by Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner Emily Buzzell, 6, works at her desk in the family's school room/play room earlier this month. DARRIN PHEGLEY. The Buzzell family …

Homeschooling in the Upper Peninsula – UpperMichigansSource.com

Homeschooling in the Upper Peninsula
UpperMichigansSource.com
MARQUETTE COUNTY — Kathy Millin is not your average stay-at-home mom. She's also her three daughters' schoolteacher. Having come from a public school background herself, she decided to take a chance on homeschooling her kids shortly after her first …

How Does the Duggar Family Homeschool? Michelle Explains, and Gives Josie … – The Epoch Times

How Does the Duggar Family Homeschool? Michelle Explains, and Gives Josie
The Epoch Times
The gigantic Duggar family decided a long time ago on homeschooling, and people wonder how exactly they do it with so many people. Michelle Duggar, mother of 19, explained it in a series of blog posts. The family starts out their day by brushing their

Artsology: All Ages Artsy Fun and Games – Raveworthy and Free!

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Art has always been a core subject in our boy’s homeschool education, right alongside reading, math, writing, and video games.  Gaming got there by default: three boys, majority rules, 21st century, it’s in their blood. I quit fighting and embraced the games.

Now I have a  sophomore majoring in Information Systems with an emphasis on Game Design (he recently developed/published a game for the Sony Vita), a freshman majoring in Public Relations who writes grade A essays on E-sports, and a high school freshman Minecraft maniac computer geek who codes, is an avid photographer, and designs seriously good architecture on Photoshop and Blender.

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I have no doubt their early and consistent exposure to art in all its majestic and magical forms helped to shape their creative spirits and artistic career paths. Hmm..their dad being an accomplished artist might have influenced them a bit too.

A diverse and consistent exposure to art throughout your children’s formative years is essential to a well rounded education. I just finished perusing Artsology.com and had to tell you what a goldmine of free art lessons and online games they offer!  They also explore topics in music and literature. I was surprised to learn Artsology has been around for eleven years, and bummed to think I missed out on some great art explorations!

There used to be two parts to Artsology: the free section that has enough to keep you and your kids busy for a long while, and the membership section which housed

  • The Gallery Insider: a virtual trip into contemporary art gallery and exhibitions.
  • An interview with MoMA Chief Conservator James Coddington.
  • Art Features: A look at sculptures and machines such as Leonardo da Vinci’s work and tools by James Capper.
  • The Art & Jazz Series where  a jazz selection corresponds to an art project.
  • Arts Fun Books printables section.

They are currently rolling over the membership extras to the main free site – an amazing and generous offer to the world of educators, students, and art appreciators.

I tried one of their free online games: The Stymphalian Bird Game

The game is similar to Flappy Bird. You click your mouse to navigate through ancient Greece columns. I died quick. But my teen gleefully soared with the greatest of ease and then chuckled at my poor gaming technique.

stymphalian-birds-herculesAfter the game you can scroll down to a mini art lesson on this greek amphora which inspired the visuals of the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anamorphic-art-by-daliInterested in an art investigation? This page takes you to  Anamorphic Art by Salvador Dali.

 

Artsology points out as you view the piece, what at first hand seemed like a simple (yet weird) bug image reveals itself to have all sorts of images contained within it, depending on how you view it.

Seriously, Artsology has a rich and assorted harvest of art education and artistic opportunities to enrich and inspire students of all ages. I appreciate their passion and commitment to building such a commendable site. Their mission is to be “the teacher” who made an extra effort, far beyond normal teacher responsibilities, to expose students to art/music they might not have otherwise heard.

I high five their efforts and know from our own homeschooling experience, whether the art be drawing, sculpting, designing, music, writing, acting, we were created to be creative.

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So be creative, and start with a journey through Artsology.

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The Duggars To Homeschool With Curriculum From Rock Rapids-Based … – KIWARadio.com

The Duggars To Homeschool With Curriculum From Rock Rapids-Based
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Duggar mom Michelle Duggar says that for them, with their number of children, they really felt like the best way that they could really direct their children's hearts toward God was with homeschooling. She also says that as she has encouraged others to …

DC school bureaucracy flushes out ‘truant’ piano prodigy to homeschool – Progress Index

DC school bureaucracy flushes out 'truant' piano prodigy to homeschool
Progress Index
A Washington Post writer has stirred up a hornet's nest, reporting Monday that a 13-year-old Washington, D.C., piano prodigy was flushed out of the public school system and into homeschooling because the district was bureaucratically unable or

Westfield Demands Homeschooler Follow Common Core – Home School Legal Defense Association


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Westfield Demands Homeschooler Follow Common Core
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff wrote the assistant superintendent and pointed out that the policy conflicted with current New Jersey Department of Education policy regarding homeschooling. In fact, it appeared to be based almost entirely on the …
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Homeschool Days at the EMP – The Seattle Times


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Homeschool Days at the EMP
The Seattle Times
Forrest Walker, 13, rocks out in the Jam booth in EMP's Sound Lab as dozens of homeschool students learn the science of sound as the museum launches its Homeschool Days hands-on experiences and workshops on Thursday. Among his favorite artists is …

Carnival of Homeschooling – The Introduction to Programming Concepts edition

Carnival of Homeschooling – The Introduction to Programming Concepts edition

I’ve been writing code for most of my career. I’ve written in a variety of programming languages. For most of the last fifteen years I wrote in Java. Recently I’ve been using Python. While each languages has its unique features, most languages share some basic, common concepts.

Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again) – Reason (blog)


Reason (blog)
Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again)
Reason (blog)
Some are using traditional homeschooling methods from a variety of sources, others (like us) are paying for online private schools, and the majority use virtual charter schools, which are an easy option in Arizona. My sister has been homeschooling one

Alternative education: Home schooling – Daily Sabah

Alternative education: Home schooling
Daily Sabah
Is it possible to educate your child at home without formal education? If yes, how is that possible? Is the traditional school system not enough in today's world? But the main question is that "Is home schooling the right choice for my child?" You may

Confusion in wake of ‘misleading’ homeschool exam letter – The News-Press

Confusion in wake of 'misleading' homeschool exam letter
The News-Press
The letters, which were in district envelopes marked "Student Welfare and Attendance," contained information forms for registering homeschool students for this year's state-mandated end-of-course (EOC) exams. The papers advised parents on testing …

Home-school notes: Kids harness creativity at art classes – The Tennessean

Home-school notes: Kids harness creativity at art classes
The Tennessean
Exploring art: The home-school art class at Fellowship Bible Church (1210 Franklin Road in Brentwood) offers an extended class time (two hours and one period for multiple ages (7-12). The class started Sept. 4 and will run until May 1. It meets from 1