Thoughts on the exploration, learning and application of emerging technologies in homeschooling.

 

  • The learning environment that I am creating, will be a front door access point creating an overall environment that will be welcoming and engaging for my student(s). It will allow choices and self guided as well as guided activities. This environment will map the expectations in the formulation of achievable goals and motivational rewards through participation in virtual environments.
  • Traditional “learning”  in a conventional sense for youth is paper based, reading, writing, question/answer responses, drills, and memorization of subject matter that is detached from its actual real life application. I would like to bring to my students and to other parents interested in homeschooling, an awareness of how emerging technologies can enrich the learning experience and help achieve future student success in the real world of higher education, employment, or life goals.
  • Personal learning challenges in this endeavor will be finding or creating free or inexpensive resources and learning the aspects of each of these tools to accomplish the goals. Another challenge will be in educating other adults within my network to the process involved as well as the reasoning behind the methodologies I am incorporating.

Maine Home Instruction legal methodology

According to the state of Maine,

“Maine parents may choose to educate their children at home. Parents take full responsibility for the child while the child is being homeschooled—they legally direct the child’s education by choosing the curriculum, facilitating the process and determining academic needs. Homeschooling is funded exclusively by the parent.”

With little resources, finding resources at no cost and still maintaining standards can be successfully facilitated through the use of technology and online resources. Please find below other resources from the above site.

If you are homeschooling in another state, your state should have similar resources and guidelines.

How do you get a Donkey to go?

Hello, I am Salie. I do not drive a car, I ride a donkey. I need not go far. His name is Don. How do I get him to go? Well, I turn him on. How you ask? You really do not know? Duh, on key!

…. My daughter says this poem is a little cheesy but you try to write a constraint around the pronunciation of a word….

Let us try another.

Why are people from Arkansas more fierce sea farriers than people from Kansas? One is a pirate who can saw and the other can only sass…. Arrr can saw and can sass…..