Posts Tagged ‘unschooling’

Free Live Expedition to Arctic & Antarctic Poles!

April 10th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, April 10, 2012 and time for Science at Clickschooling!

Recommended Website:
STEM Academy: Virtual Arctic Expedition

Age Range: 11-18 (about grades 6-12 with parental supervision)

This coming Thursday, April, 12th, at 1:00 PM (ET) you can take the ultimate virtual expedition to explore the Arctic and Antarctic poles with scientists from Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking series, Frozen Planet. This broadcast is sponsored by the STEM Academy. (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.)

Scientists will talk about their experiences in the polar regions and the work they are doing each and every day to study the evolving landscape and ecosystems there.

As explained at the website, researchers “will discuss how their career lets them make a positive impact on the environment every day, and what students can do to make a difference.”  

Registration is required but no special equipment is needed to view this event online. All you need is an internet connected computer.

Those that register for the event will be notified when the archive is available soon after the live event. So, if you can’t make the date/time for the live event, you’ll be able to watch the broadcast when it’s convenient.

Enjoy!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

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ClickSchooling is an ezine that brings you one, F.R.E.E, web-based curriculum idea every day — Monday through Saturday!

You’ll enjoy the daily recommendations (delivered directly to your email inbox) for educational and entertaining websites that help your kids learn.

Each day of the week is themed around a particular subject as follows:

  • Monday is Math
  • Tuesday is Science
  • Wednesday is Language Arts
  • Thursday is Social Sciences
  • Friday is a Virtual Field Trip
  • Saturday is for Music, Art, & Foreign Languages

We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. However, all of ClickSchooling’s recommendations assume that parents will preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children.

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Diane Flynn Keith began publishingClickSchoolingin the year 2000 while she and her husband, Cliff, homeschooled their sons. Now, Diane’s sons are grown, and she is an internationally recognized voice in education outside the traditional classroom walls.

Diane is the author of the rave-reviewed book,Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities To Turn Travel Time Into Learning Time with games like Windshield Entomology, Road-Cut Geology, 18-Wheeler Chemistry, and Drive-By History that are guaranteed to turn your kids into “Road Scholars”.

Stop by the Carschooling website for tons of resources and activities for you and your family to enjoy at www.Carschooling.com.

Ms. Keith is also a popular speaker at education conferences throughout the U.S. To learn more about booking Diane for a lively presentation at your next event email: editor@homefires.com.

Diane is the editor of www.Homefires.com that provides information and resources along with free monthly teleconferences on homeschooling, unschooling, and educational alternatives.  She provides support for parents who want to help their preschool-age children learn at home at: www.UniversalPreschool.com.

Diane’s best-selling program is her new “Unschool Your Teen Audio Seminar & Resource Guide.” It shows parents how to collaborate with their teens to bypass high school and standardized curriculum and still get into the college of their choice and/or have the career of their dreams. Learn more at www.UnschoolYourTeen.com.

Diane’s latest program,Basic Building Blocks for Homeschool Success,” is a step-by-step guide to homeschooling filled with resources and information on how to begin homeschooling and thrive doing it! Learn more at www.Homefires.com/buildingblocks.

Today, Diane guides and mentors families through her websites, coaching programs, and live events. She is driven to liberate families from conventional schooling so that they can live happy, fulfilled, extraordinary lives.

To contact Diane Flynn Keith
Email: Editor@Homefires.com

 

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Exogeology Rocks!

October 25th, 2011

Hi! It’s Tuesday, October 25, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Exogeology Rocks!

The Bentley Family was recently interviewed about unschooling on the “Today Show.” The segment included information about Zoe Bentley’s passion for Exogeology. Zoe, a teenager, created this terrific website with information on exogeology that combines the sciences of geology and astronomy in the study of planets, asteroids, moons, etc.

When you get to the site, you’ll see information about “Zoe’s Geo Party,” a trivia game she invented that involves weekly video clues that are posted on the site. Scroll down the page to see the archive of past clues and games.

You can also click on links to watch the Bentley Family’s segment on the “Today Show” and visit their blog to get their reaction to the piece.

To begin learning about Exogeology, use the menu under the headline “Things To Do” on the right side of the homepage that includes a definition of Exogeology, information on how to use the site. You can also learn more about Zoe. You’ll also find:

*Exogeology Rocks: Episodes/Meet Real Exogeologists – Watch Zoe’s on-camera interviews with exogeologists who explain what their work entails.

*How To Become An Exogeologist – Get information on what it takes to have a career in exogeology.  Kids will find suggested activities and links to further information about:

  • NASA
  • Rock collecting
  • Dig-sites
  • Stargazing
  • Visiting geologic formations

*Games & Puzzles – Enjoy playing crossword puzzles, word searches, and jigsaw puzzles themed around geology, astronomy, and exogeology.

You’ll also find a photo gallery, a great list of resources to explore, and more!

This is an incredible demonstration of where interest-initiated learning and unschooling can lead, and may inspire your homeschooler or unschooler to explore their passions with the same gusto.

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Win!

November 17th, 2010

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Don’t miss your chance to win Diane Flynn Keith’s groundbreaking new tutorial…

Unschool Your Teen Audio Seminar and Resource Guide!


Homefires.com is hosting a one-of-a-kind raffle from November 8, 2010 through November 22, 2010.
 
The winner will receive a copy of Diane Flynn Keith’s Unschool Your Teen Audio Seminar and Resource Guide–shipping and handling included!
 
Purchase a Raffle Ticket and receive a $5.00 coupon good toward any item, $10.00 or more, that is sold in the Homefires eStore.
 
Learn more and enter the Raffle by clicking here.

 
 

Act now to receive your copy—it’s a $147.00 value for only $3!
 
Don’t know if Unschool Your Teen is right for you?
 
— Is Your Teen in High School and Bored To Tears?
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If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above–stop wasting time and move beyond high school!  High school is not mandatory for a good life.  Rescue your teen from the banality of high school’s standardized curriculum without giving up the option of going to a competitive college or having a terrific career.
 
Learn more about the Unschool Your Teen Audio Seminar and Resource Guide by clicking here:

www.UnschoolYourTeen.com

Time is running out–don’t lose your chance to win this exciting new seminar!

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