Technology

Claymation Characters

The kids have been hard at work making claymation characters. Mom made a practice character, Dad took it apart to teach the kids how to make their own. Then each kid got to make their own characters with bones. We started with characters with no arms as they are an easier place to begin. Then the kids each got to practice a walking sequence with their character. Creating the walking sequence consisted of taking a picture, moving the character, and repeating over and over until you have the desired number of pictures.

Preparing For Emergencies

Preparing For Emergencies What resources do you use when you are preparing for emergencies? There have been many events occurring around the globe in the past few days and I have been following many of them with great interest. Some of these events affect us directly and others indirectly, but I prefer to be informed so I can make the best decisions for my own family. Using Technology To Prepare For Emergencies I have found myself using technology to keep informed about the things happening around the globe and having access to technology (internet, computers, tablets, cell phones, etc) has …

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16 Animal Cams To Visit This Summer

Do You Live Near A Zoo? Sometimes it is not always possible to visit a zoo and see the animals. We don’t even live near a zoo, although we do have a few fun places near us (like: Undersea Gardens, Ocean Discovery, and Butterfly Gardens) that the kids enjoy on occasion. I thought since we can’t go to the zoo, we can visit a few animal cams and watch the animals at our leisure. Pull up a chair and enjoy the animal cams with us. Panda Cam and Panda Cam Polar Cam Elephant Cam Ape Cam Condor Cam Ant Cam Bee …

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Movie Making 101

Malachi is 8, soon to be nine and he is so excited. Well, soon being August and I don’t know what is special about nine, but he is looking forward to it. That wasn’t what I wanted to talk about today though. Malachi loves army men, knights and castles, and Star Wars. He got some Star Wars Lego for Christmas and he has carted it around the house in a small bucket just about everyday. If he is not playing with a bucket full of Lego he is setting up a battle scene with his army men, but that is …

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Tech Tuesday – Something New For You

I mentioned before how we use the iPad for learning our memory verses. That method works well for us, but we are also working on a series of animations. Which you have seen previewed here before. We have been working hard on a fun site for our kids to view all of the bible verse animations that we are making and we wanted to share a sneak peek of it with you. We have purposely kept it simple and easy for little ones to navigate. Hosanna, our three year old daughter, loves to watch the animations on the iPad. We …

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Stories Online To Support Speech Therapy

This week I am writing about speech therapy. I went in search of Speech Therapy Resources for Malachi and found some great ones. An internet search also yielded some wonderful  iPad Apps For Speech Therapy. Then I gathered all my favorite sites and made a list of Printable Resources For Speech Therapy (and found some excellent new ones too). Finally, yesterday I posted about some great Games And Activities For Speech Therapy. Today we are talking about places to listen to stories and books online.  I had no idea that there were so many places online where my children can listen to books being read. …

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iPad Apps For Speech Therapy

Today is Tech Tuesday (I apologize for completely missing last week) and I thought I would talk about our iPad again. Do you have an iPad or other mobile device? Do you use it with your children? Yesterday I spoke about needing to help Malachi with his speech in order to help him learn to read. We have an iPad and I knew that there must be resources we could use for speech therapy on there. Here are some of the Apps that we already have that could be used to help with speech therapy: Drawing Pad ($1.99) Preschool Island ($0.99) Stickers! …

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Tech Tuesday – Introducing The Periodic Table

In our science lesson yesterday we did a short introduction to the periodic table. We had a nice and colorful periodic table in our book and I was able to print one out from here – simple black and white periodic table – for their notebooks. I thought it would be fun to take a little detour from our book (Our Planet Earth) and visit two sites that will tell us a little more about the periodic table in interesting ways. Visual Periodic Table Periodic Table Of Videos And play some games that I made for The Beehive (they are all …

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