Dismantling Computers For Recycling @ NextStep

My boy has been working on the Cub Scouts NOVA award: Tech Talk The purpose of this award is to give Scouts an avenue to explore technology, including what is a part of their everyday lives. One of the requirements is to visit a location where technology is used and to talk to someone there … Continue reading Dismantling Computers For Recycling @ NextStep

Planning with Homeschool Skedtrack: Basic HTML Links and Documents

Today, I'm writing about how to make hyperlinks in the schedule that allow you to connect to other elements outside of Homeschool Skedtrack.  It's convenient to link directly to things within an assignment. Hyperlinks  You can use HTML code in the description box of Edit Activities, as shown in the screenshot here: Or, you can … Continue reading Planning with Homeschool Skedtrack: Basic HTML Links and Documents

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Books in a Bike Basket

I've been selling used curricula on eBay again all summer.  This has brought in enough funds to buy the curricula we need for this coming year, and hopefully will pay for registration and tuition four ballet classes and music lessons.  When selling books on eBay, you have to keep track of the cost of acquiring … Continue reading Bicycle Bookseller Zigzag

My 5 Favorite Free Audio and Video PC Apps for DIY Digital Homeschool

boy with an InnoTab tablet

What happens when kids get a hold of a shiny new DVD or CD?  You're lucky if it will ever play again.  My solution is not to put a hard copy in my kids hands at all. Digital copies don't get scratched.  Scratched disks aren't the only problem with DVDs, though.  A lot of devices are … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Free Audio and Video PC Apps for DIY Digital Homeschool