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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bits and Bobs

Election resources for teaching at nationalmockelection.org. Their website contains a variety of teaching resources and you can register to set up your own mock election. I'm probably being "thick" here, but I'm not quite sure how we register as homeschoolers. It does look as though we have the option to register a homeschool group, or just as a parent. If you've figured it out already do let me know.

Apparently children learn from praise while adults learn from mistakes. You can check this out at the Eide Neurolearning blog. Kind of explains a lot!

I keep reading about FreeRice.com and I thought I should check it out. What a great way to contribute while testing and growing your general knowledge. They currently have quizzes on Art History, Geography, Chemistry, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Math on there - see the list of subjects. Since the questions come from Harvard I'm guessing it's worth working on a few. Watch out though, I can see how this could get addictive, at least for me (my two favorite things to do - learn and help others)!

How engineers fold t-shirts at YouTube. I love it!

Fantastic Contraption - a physics game. The music is a bit irritating though so you might click the speaker symbol to put it off.

Seven days left to register for my CutePiXelArt giveaway. Currently there are only 4 entrants and the prize is a really cute piece of customized graphic art. Check it out and leave a comment to enter.

7 comments:

Eaglemyst said...

I'm back just to check in on ya. Thanks for the link for election resources. Think I will check that one out.

Alison said...

Thanks for visiting Eaglemyst. I hope you find it useful.

Once we get through the vice-presidential debate and the second presidential debate I'm going to look into it further myself.

jugglingpaynes said...

Ack! I was already addicted to FreeRice, now you point out Fantastic Contraption!

Thanks for the tip. :o) And thanks for sharing what you never thought you'd say!

Peace and Laughter!

letsplaymath said...

The T-shirt video was great. And we have enjoyed FreeRice, but I never noticed the other subjects. Thanks for pointing them out.!

Alison said...

Well, both my kids were playing FreeRice yesterday. Game Boy went through a stack of English vocabulary. If they put some of the stuff needed for SAT on there it would be fantastic, but then I suppose that would make the SAT a bit useless since all those addicted to gaming would learn it all in no time!

That t-shirt video is a hoot. Thanks for visiting Letsplaymath.

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

Alison said...

Thanks for the suggestion Bluesky (I like your name). So far they only have vocabulary on there - it looks to be pretty new. I went over and played for a bit. These games are certainly a fun way to learn and help at the same time :-)

 
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