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Ashley Allain
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Technology Tools Used to Enhance Our Homeschooling

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

As the year comes to an end, I find myself, like many, reflecting on what worked and didn't work last semester. As I looked back through our projects, I was amazed at the progress made by our children. I want to share some of the ways we used technology to enhance the learning process. Even though some activities were not successful and we ran into the usual frustrations associated with technology, there were many exciting moments. Check out the full post at… Continue

Conquering History with Scratch

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 6:59pm 0 Comments

Our fourth grader created an interactive report on William the Conqueror using Scratch. Isn't it great to live in the Age of Web 2.0! Check out my latest post at HyperHomeschool.

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At 7:04pm on December 10, 2009, Ashley Allain said…
Wow! Really late response! So sorry! I think this is a great idea and look forward to watching the development. Your website is amazing!
At 2:25pm on November 20, 2009, Richard Close said…
Sorry I missed your response
My personal email is
There are three things that need to be integrated: Filter, lesson building and Portal Library. That library has about 17,000 monitored education web site. Then your schools to be able to collaborative get there and change anything. I still have not seen anything like it.
I am talking with schools that see this as an opportunity to build a school personal learning network. Kindercare will be using the Bascom portal for kinds when they are home as a marketing tool.
Neat idea
At 12:23am on November 11, 2009, Richard Close said…
Great blog you have
I have a client that has combined, lesson building, web content library portal all on a granual and fluid filter. Was thinking this could be a neat application for home schooling collaboratives.
I am writing a book on global learning methods and architecture you fin fun glancing at.



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