Category Archives: Education

Seeking Animation, Computer Game Instructional Materials

What are the best learning opportunities for a boy interested in creating his own animations and computer games? I’m seeking book recommendations, other resources for my 12-year-old son, who has been asking me questions about how computer games are made. … Continue reading

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InformationWeek column on our Broward Virtual School experience

I recently got a chance to write about our virtual school experience as part of my day job at InformationWeek, which now focuses on technological innovation in education. David Carr The Education Lab Inside My House February 12, 2013 09:15 … Continue reading

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Video: The Future of Learning

Some good perspective here on the need for intelligent blending of the virtual and the physical classrooms. I like Seth Godin’s perspective on altering the way schools work, rather than medicating children to fit into the way schools work.

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Web 2.0 Summit Video: Salman Kahn, Kahn Academy

Inspiring example of the virtues of self-paced learning, from a talk at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. We’re not following this curriculum — we’re using K12.com, through Broward Virtual School, part of our county’s school system — but the … Continue reading

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Straight-A Twins, Thanks to Broward Virtual School (and Mom)

Stephen and Theresa both finished the semester with straight A’s. Theresa actually finished all of fourth grade math and is steaming ahead into next year’s studies. Stephen is not far behind – despite the fact that he was really lagging … Continue reading

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Making Me Proud

I’ve been meaning to post a note to say how proud I am of Beth Anne for taking this on, and how proud I am of Stephen and Theresa for the progress they’ve been making. This home school / virtual … Continue reading

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Home School Mad Scientists

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Cool science!

Great scientific experiment today: the kids got a chance to sample a population (of rice in a shoebox cover) scientifically on a grid. Great fun and real science. Got to love that! Theresa wanted to use a cup of rice … Continue reading

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Homeschool Groups

Although we are not working with a religious-based homeschool program, we are considering joining a Catholic homeschool group in our area. We already know 2 of the families from church. Had a great time “socializing” the kids last night with … Continue reading

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Math is a challenge

Both Theresa & Stephen have done well in math in the past — at least their grades reflected that they did. However, learning new skills was often rushed. In this school we have been spending 3 to 4 hours each … Continue reading

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