If your student needs tutoring in any area, check out Beach Buddies Tutoring. You can locate a local tutor to suit your child's needs. Don't wait until it is too late! As grades and confidence drop, self-esteem is hard to pull up each passing day!
If you're doing any research on Lewis and Clark, especially tribal landmarks en route, you need to check out Trail Tribes. It's an excellent resource on the tribal groups located along the trails followed by our explorers.
All you need to do is click on any tribal group to explore culture and history. There is a good amount of information on this site about various tribal members, traditional culture, contemporary culture, and relationship to the U.S.
Great resource for upcoming project or research paper.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! While your turkey is cooking, take a few moments and enrich your child on what life was like for colonial kids. Colonial Kids is a website that hosts information for kids from kids. It is made by the inventors of Oracle ThinkQuest who are the number one motivators for enrichment.
The site is full of easy clicks describing transportation, clothing, travel, school, chores, and information on their native friends. I only offer websites that are familiar to me and my students on this blog. So, I know they are always favorites. Lots of engaging picture gives this website an A+.
It's Thanksgiving time, and if you haven't had a chance with your online learning to explore this festive occasion, I have just the site for you!
Scholastic's The First Thanksgiving is full of videos, tutorials, daily life, feasts, and webquests. The site is vivid, engaging and just plain fun for your learner. This is not your usual Thanksgiving lesson. I've used it in class, and the students just loved it! Try it together if you can to make the experience more enjoyable.
Here are some sites if your interested in exploring the authentic Thanksgiving tradition:
Authentic Historic Thanksgiving
Above all, enjoy and have fun! Explore together and be thankful for those you love.
I was recently preparing a student for the GED, and it became plain to see that algebra is something that is not easily digested for some. I must admit, I LOVE ALGEBRA! I enjoyed teaching that subject tremendously. But, for most, the sentiment is not the same.
So here I am offering you my classroom site that is an easy, resourceful tool the next time you become stumped with your child's Algebra homework. There are lessons designed for easy retrieval, and practice build in to ensure you understand the component in question.
Check out: Algebra Help
There have been times when our computer wasn't functioning up to
par. This always seemed to be the case when grades were closing and important
projects were due. And, unfortunately, lost documents been the brunt of a computer crash that lost valuable classroom information. There is a wonderful site out there called Google Docs& Spreadsheets. This free online resource that gives you more features than a word processor. It offers: documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms.
You must sign up for a Gmail account to do this. But, once you do, you will be
presently surprised to see that Google has many other things available at your
The best part is, once you set up these documents, you can pick them up from any computer, and since they are parked on the Internet, you never have to worry about lost documents again. More importantly, if you are out of town, you can pull them up from anywhere; hence, no more late or lost work again.
Can't locate your scientific calculator? I have one here online to help! Just click on the Projects/Games tab and scroll down. You'll see it at the bottom. Book mark this site in case you need it again!
Most days, if things go as planned, your abilities to be your child's Academic Learning Coach run smoothly. But, as your child progresses to higher educational standards, you may begin to feel overwhelmed, not knowledgeable in a certain subject areas.
These days can turn your relationship full steam ahead down the route to total frustration. Before the intensity gets full-blown, check out tutors on Academic Learning Coach. The site is dedicated to independent certified teachers who will help you over this hump.
No one can possibly be versed in all subject areas. That is why it's a wonderful choice to hire someone who is. Not only will this benefit your child, but it gives both of you a bit of a breather. It will allow you to reaffirm your relationship again which is vital to personal well-being.
Academic Learning Coach can come in when needed, or work a plan a couple of days a week to keep your student on task. Call today and meet our seasoned, certified teacher who knows kids!
Being part of an online learning community is an exciting opportunity! But- often, parents forget that when you sign up for such a program, you sign on as your child's Academic Learning Coach. An Academic Learning Coach is someone who is a support system to your child's online learning environment.
One of the most important duties of an Academic Learning Coach is to ensure your child stay's on task. Often, parents don't realize this until it is a bit too late. Even a few days of unaccounted work can lead to hours of added computer learning time.
Don't let this happen to your family. The frustration can be overwhelming if you do not stay on task daily But, thankfully, keeping on task is easy if you implement just a few days a week of designated Academic Learning Coach duties.
My recommendations are to keep Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as chosen "sign on parent days". It will take you a mere 10 minutes to see what is graded and what is due. It will also give you a chance to plan family outings around material that is being introduced. Therefore, giving you the chance to incorporate some enrichment activities into your child's curriculum.
Should your child be one of those independent learners, then by all means checking once or twice a week is sufficient? Of course, you mommies that have the primary learners will be on the system daily. But, don't despair! Hope is in the horizon!
Want to add a little pizzazz to your child's next project? Take time to show him/her some simple steps to insert an image into his/her document. You can click on the image below that says George Washington to see the finished product. Nothing adds excitement to online writing assignments than a little visual imaging. Kids just love to use Google Images and hunt down their favorite pic.
1. Open Google Images and type in the picture you need.
2. Open up a Microsoft Word Document.
3. Click on the Google Image you like AGAIN.
4. This will bring up the picture alone.
5. Right click then, left click COPY
6. Go to Word Document right click, and then left click PASTE
7. Right click on picture again (circles come up around edges), then
text wrapping and right click TIGHT.
8. Cursor should come up to top of picture. Begin typing!
9. Add more pictures as you go!
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.