Best Card Trick Ever, or Algebra Without Tears

From the blog:

Poached in Salsa

Appreciating the usual, embracing the new

by Louisa, a link to her December 4, 2013 blogpost.

I am not, and have never been, pop culture’s idea of the homeschool mom: sit the kids at the table to work through lessons, have them do chores to keep the house [...]

Digital Book Apps for Homeschooling

submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale

Digital book apps have been one of my favorite discoveries. Not to be confused with ebooks (which are simply the text of the book in electronic format), digital books truly take advantage of all that tablets have to offer. They usually include stunning graphics and animation and [...]

Science Apps for Homeschooling

Submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale

Whether you have a kid who is looking for physics fun or likes to build or is curious about how bodies and cells work, there is an app for that. Check out some of these fun science apps and see where they might lead you.

Monster Physics

Monster Physics™ is [...]

Math Apps for Homeschooling

Submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale VA

DragonBox Algebra

When it comes to math apps and video games, more often than not, they are not much more than glorified worksheets dressed up to make math drill “more fun” (yes, I am looking at you TimezAttack). While those apps have their place, you will notice very [...]

Book Apps for Homeschooling

Submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale VA

If you are anything like me, books are central to your homeschooling. Library books, ebooks, audio books, non-fiction, fiction, you name it, we love it. There are several apps related to books that I have found extremely useful.

Goodreads

By far, Goodreads is my most useful [...]

My Brief Experience with MOOCs

Submitted by Ann Clay, Manassas

Some of the latest, most exciting offerings for homeschoolers are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These courses are meant for large-scale participation (most courses have hundreds, if not thousands, of students). They are the newest development in what is commonly called ‘distance education.’

MOOCs can be very useful to the [...]

Whoo is lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers in Virginia’s General Assembly?

VaHomeschoolers’ Government Affairs team, that’s who! While they were “walking the halls,” speaking to legislators about this year’s homeschool sports access bills, VaHomeschoolers lobbyist Scott Price and Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson were lucky enough to meet this adorable little screech owl at the General Assembly Building. The little fella was there doing his [...]

Kids’ Tech University

Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher (Dr. L)

“Both my daughter and my son have participated in Kids’ Tech, and our family had a great experience. It was a boost to my kids’ ability to see themselves as scholars and scientists, to be treated like college students. They loved the campus experience as well, and now the [...]

2013 Homeschooler Science Programs at the Marine Science Consortium

Cade Martin explores inter-tidal adventures at the MSC

My son has taken part in this wonderful, hands-on science experience for the last two years and we fully expect to go back. It’s the most fun we’ve ever had on a science field trip. ~ Robin Martin – Editor

These are Science Adventure Programs [...]

TIME Magazine Provides our Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Last night after Nick did some soccer training at Ukrop Park in Richmond, we went in the Martin’s grocery store. There, next to the sugar free gum in the checkout line, was a stack of TIME magazines, the April 2, 2012 issue.

The issue we’re in.

Nick Faulconer at Darden-Towe Park. Photo by Reed Young [...]