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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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Tech Tuesday

Welcome back to Tech Tuesday. Today I wanted to share about one of the ways we use our iPad. Jonah has been making these wonderful Lighthouse Memory Club animations for the kids and we have all been learning our memory verses. You will be hearing more about the Lighthouse Memory Club as time goes on, but today I just want to show you this PDF that we use. We wanted a quick and easy way to review our memory verses every morning, so Jonah set to work and came up with a nice little PDF that we can use on …

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Tech Tuesday

I apologize for not getting a post up for Tech Tuesday yesterday, but life has been a wee bit crazy around here since my son’s trip to the ER on Sunday (post about that coming soon). Since my husband and I both work from home on our computers we have naturally incorporated computers into our homeschool. Our children have learned how to do all of the following (and more): search the internet using a variety of search engines –  Google, Bing, Dogpile, and DuckDuckGo use a variety of educational software such as – Creativity Express, Rainbow Rock, Vroot And Vroom, Inspiration and Kidspiration. use Libre Office …

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Tech Tuesday – Top Ten Tech Gadgets We Use In Our Homeschool

Pin It I want to introduce you to a new weekly feature on Sunflower Schoolhouse. It has come to my attention that my readers are looking for a weekly meme about technology. This is something that my husband and I enjoy using in our homeschool and writing about it is a natural extension. So, welcome to the very first Tech Tuesday @ Sunflower Schoolhouse. The rules are simple. Write a blog post about how you use technology in your homeschool. Link up the actual url to the post. Visit other party goers. Have fun. The link will be open for …

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The Xbox, a USB drive, and homeschooling.

We got an Xbox for Christmas last year (as in 2010). We got the Kinect version and we used it for PE last winter. Then one day it quit working. We procrastinated on getting it fixed only to discover shortly before Christmas this year that it was only the cord that needed replacing, which The Source happily did for free. All that to say, we are happy to have the Xbox back to burn off that extra energy from being stuck inside during the colder weather. While we have missed it for doing active games on the Kinect, we have …

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My Top Ten Tuesday Collection

I have written about a variety of topics, for Top Ten Tuesday, over the course of this year and I thought it would be fun to revisit them. 10 Things We Love About Our New Kitty – A fun post about our new kitty with some adorable pictures. Top Ten Christmas Decorations From My Childhood – This post was a nostalgic walk down memory lane for me. Top Ten Things I Say To My Kids Everyday – I read the list again and it still holds true, although there are a few more that I could add now. Top Ten Building Adventures – Fun …

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